AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An Amityville man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly exposing himself to a 12-year-old girl earlier this month.

The girl was walking down Bayview Avenue near Sunrise Highway when a man exposed himself to her around noon July 3, Suffolk County police said.

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Following an investigation, police arrested Narciso Chavez, 51, and charged him with public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

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Narciso Chavez

Narciso Chavez of Amityville is accused of exposing himself to a 12-year-old girl. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

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Chavez was to be held at the Suffolk County First Precinct police station and will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.