Suspect charged with annoying children

Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man on charges of annoying or molesting children at the Ford City Park Tuesday afternoon after they received a report of a man exposing himself.

Sgt. Martin Downs said the deputies talked to a witness who who reported seeing the suspect lying on the grass near park playground equipment where children were playing.

The witness said the suspect was masturbating while watching the children play, Downs said.

Deputies located the suspect, 37 year old Abdulhalim Assad Moshen of Taft, seated inside a vehicle which was parked nearby. Moshen was found possessing a cell phone with digital images corroborating the witness account.

The content of the images was not disclosed.

Moshen was transported to C.R.F. and booked on one count of annoying/molesting children.