Police: Elmendorf girl, 12, recorded neighbor exposing himself
Neighbor has been exposing himself for years, girl told investigators
Elmendorf police arrested a man after a 12-year-old girl recorded him exposing himself to her, according to an affidavit.
Garry Gallardo Jr., 49, was arrested on suspicion of indecency child exposure, according to Bexar County Jail records. His bail was set at $75,000.
The girl’s mother reported the incident to police on Monday, according to Gallardo’s arrest affidavit.
When police interviewed the girl, she told them Gallardo exposes himself to her every morning while she waits for the school bus in front of her home. He started doing it when she was 8, according to the arrest affidavit.
Police Chief Marco Pena said the man confessed to the crime and told them he needed help because he would fantasize about young girls.
“There’s no telling what might have happened next if he didn’t get caught for this crime,” Pena said.
The girl managed to record Gallardo’s action on her cellphone during a recent incident.
“The cellphone video shows (Gallardo) naked in his yard masturbating,” according to the affidavit.
Gallardo has no prior criminal history in Bexar County, court records show.
Neighbors say Gallardo seemed like he was fine and would often share vegetables from his garden and was involved with a church.
Pena said Wednesday investigators have received multiple calls about Gallardo following his arrest.
“There’s a lot of things coming to light we’re going to be looking into,” Pena said.
Pena urged anyone with information on Gallardo to call police at 210-635-8710.
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