Toms River police has arrested a Lakewood man for allegedly exposing himself to a young township girl.
According to police spokeswoman Jillian Messina, police on Wednesday went to a residence in Lakewood for the report of a lewd act that occurred in Toms River earlier that evening.
An investigation revealed Ronald Banilov, 28 of Lakewood, was stopped in a driveway of a business on Route 9 when he saw a young girl walking along the corridor. Banilov is then alleged to have asked her for directions and, while she stood next to his vehicle, pointed to his lap and exposed himself to her.
The victim quickly walked away from the vehicle. At no time did Banilov try to lure the girl, whose name and age was withheld, into the vehicle. The girl provided a description of the vehicle and its license plate number to police, who were able to make the arrest.
Banilov was arrested and charged with lewdness by the Toms River Police Department. He is due to appear in court at a later date. His photo was not available.