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Man charged with lewdness, possession of child pornography, police say

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Feb 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-11 22:56:04-05

LAYTON — A 23-year-old man was charged with lewdness after exposing himself to a 4-year-old child in Target Monday, according to Layton Police.

Officers received a report that a man had exposed himself to a young girl in Target earlier on Monday. Miles Blakeley was identified as the suspect because of surveillance footage — he was located the next day at the Lowe’s store in Layton, police stated in a press release.

Blakeley was found with several images of child pornography on his cellphone when officers took him into custody, police stated.

Investigators discovered that Blakeley matched the description of a suspect involved in a lewdness incident at Lowe’s last November.

Blakeley is also suspected to have engaged in the same behavior at the Layton Walmart within the past month.

Officers would like to remind parents that these incidents occurred quickly with parents and other adults nearby, police stated.

Police encourage parents to constantly monitor their young children in these types of environments to help ensure their safety.

Blakeley was booked into the Davis County Jail on charges of two counts of lewdness involving a child, a Class A misdemeanor and 10 counts of possession of child pornography, a second-degree felony.