Deputies: Students help catch man accused of masturbating at bus stop

Deputies say students helped catch a Lee County man accused of masturbating at a school bus stop.

James Michael Gregory, 34, of the 1100 block of Damen Street East, Lehigh Acres was arrested Monday by Lee deputie and is facing charges of lewd and lascivious behavior.

A victim told her mother she and a group of girls were waiting for the school bus Monday when a man masturbated in front of them. Another woman reported the same incident, telling deputies it was not the first time her sons had seen the man at the bus stop acting inappropriately.

According to arrest reports, the victims said they were waiting at the bus stop when a man in a dark green Nissan Exterra drove toward them, naked from waist down, masturbating.

According to reports, one of the boys was able to get the plate number and ran home and told a parent what happened.

Deputies found Gregory while patrolling the area. He was pulled over in the Nissan down the street from his home, where the victims positively identified him.

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