A Drew County man is being held on a $50,000 bond after he allegedly exposed himself to a young girl and threatened to kill the girl’s mother.

A woman told deputies that she saw Fernando C. Ortiz, of Tillar, sitting on a bed, genitals exposed, with a fully-clothed 11-year-old girl in his lap, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.

Ortiz had instructed the girl to sit in his lap, the woman told authorities.

The woman said she told the girl to leave the room. Afterwards, Ortiz reportedly slapped the woman, threatened her with a gun, and told her that if she told anyone what had occurred he would kill her and himself, according to the news release.

Prior to the arrival of deputies, Ortiz’s father reportedly took him to a house in Winchester. Initially, Ortiz’s father told authorities he did not know his son’s whereabouts but later took deputies to where his son was located.

Ortiz was arrested and taken to the Drew County jail where he is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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