Man charged with grabbing teen, exposing himself, Orlando police say

Authorities investigate if other students were harmed

By Sheli Muniz - Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police arrested a man they say exposed himself to a teen walking home from school and police are searching on Tuesday to see if any more children were harmed.

The teen was walking along the sidewalk, heading home from school when police said 36-year-old James Bynes grabbed his arm and told him " Let me show you something," and exposed himself.

"Usually, my daughter walks this road, you know, she's 15," said Samantha Koehler, whose daughter goes to the same school as the victim and walks the route. "You just have to kind of hope that teaching your kids what to do in those kind of situations without scaring them will protect them."

Bynes is in jail charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, and exposing himself.

Officers say there were no jarring signs, the man was calm, didn't have a weapon.

"You just hope that kids have the knowledge that if a stranger approaches them they can get away," said Koehler.

Investigators tell Local 6 they think that this is an isolated incident but are working to see if there are any other victims.

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