HOUSTON -

A man has been accused of exposing himself to a 12-year-old and asking her if she wanted to have sex with him.

Stephen Christopher Scott, 24, has been charged with indecency with a child by exposure.

Houston police said a 12-year-old girl who lives at an apartment complex in the 8300 block of Cinnamon in southwest Houston reported that Scott, who she described as a neighbor, exposed himself to her in a laundry room in May.

Investigators said Scott touched himself and asked the girl if she wanted to have sex with him.

The girl tried to leave the laundry room and Scott grabbed her arm and once again asked her if she wanted to have sex, detectives said.

Police said the girl broke free and immediately told her father and Scott's girlfriend about what happened.

Scott's criminal history includes convictions on charges of burglary of a building, trespassing, evading arrest and drug possession.