A 37-year-old Lincoln man who police say was grabbing at a 10-year-old girl's clothes and taking photos of her at a local park two weeks ago has been arrested.
Lincoln police arrested Bilal Amin on Wednesday on suspicion of possession of child pornography and felony child abuse after neighbors observed Amin approaching two 10-year-old children May 13 at Lakeview Park near Northwest 20th and West Q streets, according to Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister.
Amin grabbed at a girl's shirt and leggings, exposing her chest and genitals, while he took pictures on his phone. Neighbors quickly intervened and Amin fled the area, according to Bliemeister.
Amin was arrested during a routine traffic stop May 27 for a shoplifting arrest warrant. His phone was confiscated and the photos were found.
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Amin is a registered sex offender because of a previous sexual assault of a child.