BOISE - A 33-year-old Kuna man is accused of touching his genitals in front of a girl while she was eating with her grandma at a local restaurant.
The Ada County Sheriff's Office said the girl and her grandmother were eating in the dining area of a fast-food restaurant on Chinden Boulevard in January when a man - later identified as Tyler A. Howell - sat down near them and touched himself when the girl looked at him.
Investigators say Howell stopped when someone was walking by, but he would start doing it again.
The girl told her grandmother what happened after they left the restaurant. Deputies launched an investigation after finding out a short time alter about the incident.
The sheriff's office said Howell was arrested this week. He's in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16. The charge s punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Howell was set to make his first court appearance Friday afternoon.
Detectives are concerned that there may be more child victims. They said Howell recently worked for a local carpet/duct cleaning service that does business all over Ada County.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Shellie Strolberg at (208) 577-3788 or send an email to SStrolberg@adaweb.net