Man accused of exposing himself to 11-year-old girl and her mother after asking for money

29-year-old Joshua McKinley is accused of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl in East Austin on May 17. (Photo: Austin Police Department)

A man is accused of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl and her mother while they were inside their vehicle in East Austin.

Police say last month, the woman and the girl were sitting in their Chevy Equinox along the 3700 block of Goodwin, near Springdale Road, when the suspect--identified as 29-year-old Joshua McKinley--approach the front passenger window and ask the 11-year-old for money.

The girl's mother said they didn't have any money and asked him to leave. Police say McKinley left and then returned to expose his penis to the child.

According to the affidavit, the girl's mother told her not to look. The girl also told investigators she and her mother were waiting for her bus when they saw McKinley approach another juvenile at the bus stop and attempt to kiss her.

That girl punched McKinley and ran away.

When police interviewed McKinley, he said he asked for money from the girl's mother, and, after he was rejected, he "felt a pain or burning in his penis." That's when he pulled down his pants.

Investigators asked McKinley if he made eye contact with the 11-year-old girl while his penis was out. He allegedly stated no, and that he knew it would have been wrong to do so because the girl is underage. McKinley then began to cry.

McKinley later stated that "it was a miracle that God saved him from his actions and he was able to put his penis back inside his pants," according to court documents.

Joshua McKinley is charged with indecency with a child exposure, a 3rd degree felony.

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