BAYONNE, NJ - A 43-year-old Bayonne man was arrested on sexual assault and lewdness charges after allegedly exposing himself and masturbating inside a Bayonne store Wednesday.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, Terence Sheppard entered the store on Broadway at approximately 5:15 p.m. and began looking at items on the shelves. With several people in the store, including young juveniles, Sheppard reportedly laid on the floor, placed his hands in his pants, and began the sexual act.

After being confronted by a store employee, Sheppard is said to have stood up and continued his actions before exiting the store. 

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Police report that the juveniles in the store at the time were unaware of what had occurred.

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