HOUSTON - A man accused of exposing and touching himself in public on a balcony that faces a children's bus stop in Katy, appeared before a judge Thursday evening.
Ronald Eliseo Andrade, 20, is charged with indecent exposure to a child.
According to court documents, a Katy Independent School District bus driver told officials she saw Andrade on two occasions touching himself. The first incident was reported on Nov. 8, when Andrade touched himself while on his apartment balcony as the bus driver dropped off the children at the bus stop, according to court documents.
Another incident was reported on Nov. 9, when the driver attempted to get video evidence of the man pleasuring himself, but the quality of the video was poor, according to court documents. Katy ISD detectives set up surveillance video at a home that faced Andrade's balcony to catch him in action, according to court documents.
“They came and they set up a couple of cameras,” said Don Lara, who lives in the Sundown neighborhood that backs up to the Farmington Apartments located at 2013 Fry Road.
Lara said that last month, police asked if they could use his backyard to collect evidence.
“It’s kind of crazy that it’s my backyard and they caught something like that. I’ve got kids that live here too,” Lara said. “It’s just sick. It’s nasty. Sick people out here.”
On Nov. 13, the video showed Andrade open his second-floor balcony door, half-naked with a shirt on, with his genitals exposed to the public, according to court documents.
The video also showed Andrade pleasuring himself as a school bus dropped off a young child at the bus stop nearby, according to court documents.
After the child left with his mother, Andrade was seen going back inside his apartment, according to court documents.
Andrade has a criminal history, which includes indecent exposure in the past and a DWI from last year.
He is being held in the Harris County Jail on a $2,500 bond.
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