Police arrest man for flashing 7-year-old girl

A man has been arrested for flashing a 7-year-old girl in a public library earlier this week.

Winter Haven Police say 22-year-old Adam Timothy Tharp was arrested Thursday night after they received several tips linking him to the indecent exposure.

Their investigation began Tuesday, after surveillance footage from the Winter Haven Library showed Tharp lurking around the children's room of the Winter Haven library.

The young girl said he approached her and started whispering when her mom stepped away, and when she turned to look, he pulled down his pants and exposed himself to her.

The girl ran off and Tharp left the library.

Officials tracked him down days later, wearing the same clothes seen in the video. 

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