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Polk County Man Arrested For Performing A Lewd Act In Front Of A Mother & 3 Yr. Old Child


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Auburndale, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was called about an incident that happened on June 7, 2016. The incident occurred at a Circle K gas station, 4950 Hwy 92 East, in Lakeland. According to an arrest at approximately 9:15 am a mother was pumping gas while her 3 year old son was sitting in a booster seat in their vehicle. A vehicle pulled up to the pump next to the woman and the suspect inside the vehicle, later identified as Dylan Lane Black DOB: 12/08/97, made eye contact with the woman and allegedly started to masturbate. According to reports  the woman allegedly requested that the man stop masturbating because her child was in the car. The suspect continued to masturbate  before he drove away. The license plate and description of the vehicle were obtained.

On June 22, 2016 the suspect was located and arrested. During a post Miranda interview the suspect allegedly admitted going to the gas station to masturbate. The suspect allegedly went to the gas station to masturbate because he felt uncomfortable masturbating at his grandparent’s residence. The suspect allegedly admitted to making eye contact with people at the gas station, but alleged he was masturbating to pornography on his cell phone and not people at the gas station. The suspect denied knowing that there was a 3 year old victim in the vehicle beside him.

Black was arrested and charged with Unnatural/Lascivious Act, Indecent Exposure in Public (2x), and Exhibition Offense >18 Year of Age on Victim <16 Year of Age.  Black has bonded out on $6,250.00 bail.