Video: Layton lewdness suspect approached victim seconds after guardian turned corner

Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-13 14:15:06-05

WARNING: While the video has been edited to protect the victim's privacy and to obscure the lewd act, some viewers may find the footage disturbing.

LAYTON, Utah -- Officials with the Layton Police Department released surveillance video Wednesday, edited for explicit content and to protect the victim's identity, that shows a man allegedly exposing himself to a young girl in a store.

Police arrested Miles Blakeley Tuesdayafter he allegedly exposed himself to a young girl at a Target store.

In the press release accompanying the video footage, officials said they are releasing the video to illustrate how quickly such acts can occur, as the suspect approached the victim less than five seconds after the victim's guardian turned a corner.

"The video shows the suspect approach the victim and commit the lewd act within seconds of her guardian separating from her," the release stated. "Again, we would like to encourage parents and other adults to monitor young children closely in these public environments to help ensure their safety."

Police said when Blakeley was arrested he had several images of child pornography on his cell phone, and officials said he matches the description in at least one other related incident. Click here for more details about the incident and the arrest.