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Man arrested for masturbating outside Chesterfield daycare

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 16:31:27-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. –  A woman contacted Chesterfield Police after she said she spotted an adult male masturbating outside a daycare building on Sept. 26.

The daycare is located in the 10300 block of Memory Lane Road, off Centralia Road.

Officers located the suspect nearby when they arrived, around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The suspect, Stephen M. Bates, 26, was arrested and charged with sexual display.

The indecent exposure charge was for masturbation, actual/simulated.

According to Virginia law, any person who, while in any public place where others are present, intending that he be seen by others, intentionally and obscenely as defined in § 18.2-372, engages in actual or explicitly simulated acts of masturbation, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.