ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of removing the license plate from his vehicle before committing a lewd act in front of a teen has been arrested two months after the crime, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said Thursday that Wilfredo Nazario Jr., 35, was arrested on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious exhibition. According to an arrest report, Nazario is accused of touching himself in front of two young girls ages 12 and 13.
On Feb. 12, a 13-year-old girl said she was walking to Union Park Middle School when a man with a scruffy beard in a dark red sedan approached her near East Colonial Drive and North Econlockhatchee Trail while committing a lewd act, according to authorities.
Can you ID? On Feb 12, at 8:30 am this man took the license plate off his car and approached a 13 year old girl in his vehicle while committing a lewd act near E Colonial & N Econlockhatchee. Our sex crimes detectives would like to arrest him. Call @CrimelineFL 800-423-TIPS pic.twitter.com/8rsxISxq5o— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 15, 2019
The girl reported the encounter to a school resource officer, and a search for the man was launched.
Deputies released surveillance video recorded around the same time as the incident that showed a man park a red sedan, get out of the driver's seat and remove his license plate.
The victims explained to authorities that Nazario pulled up in a red vehicle outside the parking lot Carriage Court Central on West Oakridge Road.
The girls were waiting at the bus stop.
Nazario is accused of committing a lewd act in front of a 13-year-old girl in February. Investigators say the victim was walking to Union Park Middle School when it happened.
Deputies have been looking for him ever since after they say he was caught on camera removing the license plate off his car.
Nazario is facing two charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition and is also charged with possession of controlled substance and introduce contraband.
During his first appearance Friday, a judge denied bail for Nazario on both lewd and lascivious charges.