Man Arrested in Open and Gross Lewdness Case

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is under arrest on charges of open and gross lewdness and sexually motivated coercion, according to Metro Police.

Police say officers arrested Jayson David Lewis, 28 of Las Vegas after pulling over his car Dec. 31.

The case started in the early morning hours of Nov. 16 when several girls, who were walking to school, reported being approached by a man in white car who offered the girls a ride to nearby Las Vegas High School, then exposed his genitals.

Following the incidents, police released a sketch and description of the man involved. They also released a surveillance video of the car.

According to police, at around 8:20 a.m. Dec. 31, officers noticed a car in the area near Nellis and Vegas Valley boulevards matching the description of the car in the November incidents.

Officers pulled the car over and noticed the male passenger matched the description of the suspect.

Lewis is charged with five counts of open and gross lewdness and sexually motivated coercion.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Sexual Assault Section at (702) 828-3421, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.


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