Police: Man arrested for allegedly masturbating outside of Chesterfield County daycare

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday after he was allegedly masturbating outside of a daycare in Chesterfield County.

Police say they responded to the Chesterfield Meadows Office Park at roughly 4:30 p.m. after a woman reported seeing an adult male masturbating outside of the Childtime of Chesterfield daycare facility on Memory Lane

Officers located the suspect, 26-year-old Stephen M. Bates, nearby. He was arrested and charged with simulated masturbation and indecent exposure. He is scheduled to appear in court on November 17.

The daycare facility issued the following statement regarding the incident:

Yesterday we took precautionary measures after noticing an individual near the playground. He did not interact with the children, and they were not aware of the situation. We followed our procedures and contacted the authorities. They responded swiftly and took the individual into custody. We remain focused on providing a safe and nurturing learning environment.

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