WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A man is facing charges for allegedly masturbating in his vehicle while in the view of several students on a bus, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the sheriff’s office, students from E.A. Laney High School were riding a bus on the way home from a field trip shortly before 1 p.m. on May 7.
Witnesses reported a man pulled up next to the bus with a towel over his lap and was allegedly masturbating.
Brewer said a student shot video of the incident with his phone and turned it over the deputies.
Warrants were issued for Hampton Wright Lane, who was taken into custody after a traffic stop in the area of Fifth Avenue and Harnett Street on May 10.
Lane has been charged with 14 counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent exposure with a victim under 16 years old.