Man, teen jailed for having sex behind Mission business

Mission police arrested a man and a teenage girl for public lewdness

A man and a teenage girl are facing criminal charges after a police officer allegedly caught them having sex in public in broad daylight.

Mission police arrested 38-year-old Juan Gabriel Velasquez and 17-year-old Ivette Esparza around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that a police officer was patrolling on the 400 block of East Expressway 83 when he saw a car parked behind a business.

The officer went in for a closer look and allegedly saw Velasquez having sex with Esparza inside the car.

According to a report, the officer allowed them to get fully clothed and then placed them under arrest.

Both Velasquez and Esparza were charged with public lewdness, a Class A misdemeanor punishable up to one year in prison and/or a $4,000 fine.