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Police identify man accused of masturbating on a woman at Walmart

Elias Alan-Arturo Flor, 19, turned himself in to police.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The man accused of masturbating onto the back of a woman while she was shopping with her child in the Walmart toy section turned himself in to police.

Elias Alan-Arturo Flor, 19, went to the Winter Haven Police Department after the story was published, the department said in a news release. He is charged with battery and committing a lewd act in the presence of a child 16 or younger.

Several pictures of the man in question were released Saturday by the Winter Haven Police Department.

Credit: Winter Haven Police Department

It says the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Walmart store on Cypress Gardens Boulevard, an earlier release stated. Officers say the man appeared to be looking for someone before he goes into the restroom.

He later leaves and heads to the toy aisle, where a woman and 12-year-old were looking at toys.

As the woman's back was turned, it's alleged the child saw the man masturbating onto the back of the woman. When she turned to the distressed child, she asked what was going on and turned around again but the man was gone.

"This situation is absolutely sickening," Chief Charlie Bird said in the release. "I applaud the child's bravery to speak up and give details that gave information we could get to the media that assisted with the ultimate arrest of the suspect."

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