VENTURA (   —   Authorities say a 19-year-old man is in custody following a complaint that he committed lewd acts in public.

On Thursday, around 1:30 p.m., police said Tyler White of Ventura sat on a bench outside of a J.C. Penney store (located in the 300 block of Mills Road) and asked a woman what time it was.

Officials said White then sat down next to the woman. After several minutes, they said he stood up and intentionally exposed himself with his pants down.

The victim left the area and called police.

Officers responded to the area and found White sitting nearby. He was identified by the victim and taken into custody without incident.

White was booked into the Ventura County Jail for indecent exposure.

The police said there have been a series of similar incidents in the area over the past two weeks, but White could not be positively identified as the suspect in those incidents.

If ouy recognize White and were possibly a victim of indecent exposure, you’re asked to call the Ventura Police Department at (805) 339-4441.

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