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HOUSTON A 24-year-old Houston man cornered his 12-year-old neighbor in the laundry room, then masturbated in front of the frightened child, according to Houston police.

Stephen Christopher Scott was charged with indecency with a child by exposing.

Police said on May 9, the little girl was in the laundry room when Scott pulled down his underwear and began touching himself.

He asked the child if she wanted to have sex with him, but she said no and tried to leave. That is when Scott grabbed her by the arm, according to court documents. The girl pulled away and ran to tell her father, who called the police.

Scott s bail was set at $10,000.

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