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Gary D. Lee Jr. of Carrollton was arrested last Friday after Carroll County Sheriff's deputies witnessed him exposing himself to a young child getting off the school bus on Jasmine Road NW. (Submitted)

Carrollton, Ohio - Carroll County Sheriff's officials say they arrested a 45-year-old Carrollton man Friday after he was caught exposing himself to an elementary student.

Sheriff Dale Williams says Gary D. Lee, Jr., was taken into custody after officers witnessed him exposing himself to a child getting off the school bus on Jasmine Road NW near his residence.

Williams says the situation was brought to their attention last week when detectives learned that the man had exposed himself to the child on several occasions. He says Lee was caught in the act Friday when they put a plain-clothed officer on the bus with deputies following behind in an unmarked car. (He says Lee was immediately arrested and transported to the Carroll County Jail where he admitted to exposing himself to the child on several other dates.)

"The subject was observed by officers pulling his pajama-type pants down and then exposing his privates to the young child," he says. "He was transported to the Carroll County Jail for processing, later was interviewed by detectives. He admitted to the act on this date as well as other possible dates."

Lee is currently charged with one count public indecency involving a minor, a fifth-degree felony, but Williams says additional charges are possible. Lee remains in custody pending his initial court appearance today in Carroll County Municipal Court.


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