Lancaster man masturbates in open view while watching children play in pool
Innocent children splashing in a pool of water- the very portrait of summer fun and an image sure to kindle fond memories. But to a Lancaster man, police say, it kindled a much baser element in the human condition. Luis Manuel Figueroa was watching about 13 kids, ages 2-5, splash around a small pool in the parking lot behind San Juan Batista Church, 425 South Duke Street. Police say that after watching the children for approximately ten minutes, the suspect reached down his pants and began masturbating. A woman on staff at the church saw him and ran inside the church to alert another church worker. The women came outside and saw that Figueroa had since moved under some nearby bushes, about 40 feet away from the children. He was lying on the ground, still masturbating. When one of the women yelled at him, he fled the parking lot.A staff member recognized Figueroa, and he was soon arrested. he is charged with one count of Open Lewdness (M-3) and is in Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $5,000.00 bail.