Police: Man performed lewd act in front of 11-year-old girl at Walmart

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A man is accused of performing a lewd act Thursday in front of an 11-year-old girl at a Middle Island Walmart.

Police say 53-year-old Reynaldo Flores, of Middle Island, exposed himself but did not disclose what exactly the lewd act was. They say the girl told her father what happened, and Flores fled the store.

Flores was later arrested and charged with public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child. He was held on $7,500 bond and is due back in court next month. His attorney had no comment Friday.

In 2012, Flores was arrested at a Patchogue Chuck E. Cheese's for allegedly acting in a lewd manor. Police say he has also been arrested multiple other times for similar crimes at beaches, libraries and big-box stores.

Despite the past public lewdness offenses, Flores is not considered a sex offender under New York state law.

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