DELTONA, Florida – A 22-year-old Florida man is in custody on charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition after he exposed and stimulated himself in front of two Galaxy Middle School cheerleaders handing out candy canes in the school pick-up and drop-off loop on Wednesday in Deltona, Florida.
The girls were handing out candy canes for the holidays when Steven Lopez Cortina of Deltona, Florida approached driving his car with the passenger side window down.
The girls thought he wanted a candy cane but soon realized he was exposing himself. The girls immediately notified school staff and Lopez Cortina drove away.
Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives worked closely with the two girls, the Volusia County Schools safety and security team and the Volusia County Crime Center to identify and locate Lopez Cortina.
He was taken into custody at his home without incident following the roughly 9 a.m. incident on the school campus.
Lopez Cortina is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count for each victim, each a 13-year-old girl.
In addition to the two charges from Wednesday’s incident, the Florida man was charged with violating his probation from a prior case, which also involved a charge of exposure of sexual organs.