Newark Man Charged After Exposing Himself To Nine-Year-Old Girl

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UPDATED: Thursday August 7, 2014 6:38 PM

The girl's mother tells 10TV the incident here has left her nine-year-old daughter shaken.  She says she couldn't stop crying last night and she didn't want to go to sleep.

10TV obtained surveillance video which reveals the suspect, 35-year-old Timothy Coss, was checking out at the register when the mother and her daughters came in to the store.  Store cameras reveal the mother leading her girls down the aisle, Coss is close behind. 

The mom, who asked not to use her name, says the girls, ages 9 and 7, stopped to look at the candy.

“They were calling me saying, ‘can we get this mom and I usually say no,’” the mother said.

The next thing we see is the girl flying down the aisle, looking for her mom.   “My daughter, my nine year old, came to me and said, ‘this man shook his penis in front of me.’”

The mother said she took off after the suspect and saw him turn around and run as fast as he could.

The mother says she got a description of the man's getaway car and his license plate number.  It was enough for police to track down Timothy Coss, and charge him with public indecency. 

The brave mother says what happened inside this store rattled her daughter's world. "She could not go to sleep last night, we had a very hard time just making her stop crying,” said the mother.

10TV did some digging through court records and learned Coss has been arrested for public indecency four times before, most recently in 2008 when he was placed on two years’ probation. 

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