EAST ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A 19 year old man is in police custody after he allegedly showed his penis to a child.

Michael Hughes Jr. is charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Unlawful Restraint.

According to the St. Clair State’s Attorney’s office Hughes dragged a child under a porch in the 700 block of North 81st Street February 23, and exposed his penis to him.

After hearing the child’s scream a group of older children came to investigate.

Hughes ran away, but a tip lead detectives to Hughes the following day. Hughes’ bail has been set at $500, 000.

The investigation in the case is ongoing. Anyone who feels that Hughes may have victimized other children should call (618) 482-6767 or if they want to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at (866) 371-8477.

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