A man with a camera phone has been arrested after allegedly following children around department stores while touching himself and whispering for their attention.
Less than two months after Jonathan Davis was arrested for allegedly performing a sex act on himself in front of a young girl in a K-Mart in Hialeah, Florida, he has been arrested again for aggravated stalking of a minor.
Davis, 40, who is currently free on bail, was arrested on Friday after a security guard at a Burlington Coat Factory noticed him following three girls through the store.
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“You can”t see what I”m hiding,” Davis whispers in one recording to a child in a playful voice.
In another he tells a little girl: “You can”t have a butt that nice when you”re eight.”
Police say when the children”s attention was captured, they would see him behind an aisle performing a sex act on himself.
Gotcha: Davis is seen after successfully catching the attention of a little girl, her white arm seen centre
Over 80 videos were found on Davis” phone approaching young children, police said.
“You can see in the children”s eyes when they would first look up at him and then they would look down in the area in the lower part of his body,” Detective Mendigutia said.
For the detective, what makes it all more worrisome is Davis” release on $50,000 bail shortly after his arrest on Friday evening.
“I don”t feel comfortable with the fact that he”s out on bond and I”m very concerned for the children in our society,” he said.
Hide and seek: Davis is accused of hiding behind store isles when near a child and making sounds to get their attention away from their parents before touching himself
Adding to his recent charges of stalking and lewd and lascivious behaviour, in 2007 Davis faced three counts of indecent exposure in North Carolina he pleaded no contest to.
In those charges he allegedly exposed himself to several people in a park, including a 15-year-old.
He was sentenced to two years of supervised probation, according to Iredell county documents, as well as ordered to stay out of parks and playgrounds.
Following his cell phone”s confiscation by a police officer, police say Davis wrote the responding officer an email apologising for his behaviour.
“He acknowledges that he has an issue and that he”s gonna do something about it,” said Detective Mendigutia. “He”s gonna get help for it.”
Days later, however, police obtained a search warrant for his phone discovering his building video history.
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