Suspect exposes himself, masturbates in front of a child

A 26-year-old was arrested by the Austin Police Department for exposing himself to a mother and her 11-year-old daughter. John Wilkins has been charged with indecency with a child, a third degree felony. 

According to police, officers were dispatched to the Marisol's Botiwue and Bakery at the corner of Pedernales and 7th Street on Wednesday, May 22 after receiving a call about a white male, only wearing basketball shorts, exposing his private parts to a child. 

During the course of their investigation, officers learned that a mother and her 11-year-old daughter had stopped at the bakery for a birthday cake. The daughter stayed in the front passenger seat of the vehicle while the mother ran into the bakery. 

As the mother was heading into the bakery, the owner noticed that she was being followed by a white male wearing only black shorts who was quickly trying to catch up with her. The mother was unaware she was being followed but the owner of the bakery quickly locked the door behind her. 

The suspect dropped his basketball shorts on the other side of the see-through business door, exposing his erect penis. The suspect went on to masturbated while looking at the two women through the glass door for around a minute or so. 

The suspect than noticed the running vehicle in the parking lot and approached it. He walked up to the front passenger door and attempted to open the door but the 11-year-old daughter had locked it. The suspect than pulled down his shorts again and began masturbating while looking at the child sitting alone in the car.

The 11-year-old began to scream and cry and the mother ran out to yell at the suspect. 

The suspect ran off the the Domino's Pizza in the complex. 

When officers arrived on scene, they found 26-year-old John Wilkins hiding in the bathroom of the Domino's. Bond has been set at $15,000, according to TCSO.