Man masturbated in front of woman, child near east Austin school, officials say

AUSTIN - A man faces a felony indecency with a child charge after he allegedly cat-called and masturbated in front of a woman and her child as they were walking home from an elementary school in east Austin, KVUE's news partners at the Austin-American Statesman confirmed in a report Thursday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Rodrick Newsome, 36, yelled, "Hey, sexy. Hey, baby," at a woman and child as they were walking home from Norman Elementary School around 3:15 p.m. Friday. The woman told authorities Newsome faced them masturbating with his pants down to his knees.

The woman ran from the scene with her child. In the affidavit, a witness said after the woman and child fled, Newsome, pulled up his pants and walked away.

According to the Statesman, police were called out to another woman's home in the 1304 block of Delano Street at 4:30 p.m. She claimed there was a man hiding underneath her home.

The affidavit said police found Newsome in a dumpster and arrested him. 

Newsome admitted to police that he saw a woman and child earlier in the day. However, he did not admit to masturbating in front of them. He's being held on a $30,000 bond in the Travis County Jail.

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