Barber accused of masturbating near kids at work

A Spring-area barber has been arrested for indecent exposure after a mother claims she found him masturbating and staring at her children.

According to Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman's Office, 32-year-old Jeremiah Siqueido kept taking numerous breaks while cutting the woman's children's hair on Aug. 16 in the 23000 block of Aldine Westfield Drive.

The child's mother told deputies she followed Siqueido when he walked into a back room and found him masturbating while staring in the direction of her and her children.

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"She was very, very explicit with what she saw with both of his hands and where they were positioned and what she actually saw. That was a big factor in our D.A. taking charges," Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said of the allegations against Siqueido.

In 2005, Siqueido was convicted of injury to a child.

Siqueido was sentenced to 5 years in prison. He was dating the then 2-year-old victim's biological mother, who lost custody. A woman who asked to remain anonymous for safety reasons adopted the child and she's now 14.

"He had poured boiling hot water on her and she had 3rd degree burns from head to toe all over her body," said the mother.

The mother says she is scared for life.

"Once a pedophile, always a pedophile in my book. This observant mother was a good mother to observe what he was doing. I'm 100 percent there are other victims out there," she said.

Frank Montalvo, the owner of the barber shop, told ABC13 Siqueido had worked for him for several years and was a good employee. Montalvo said he was "very, very sorry" about the charges leveled against Siqueido.

"I don't blame her. I would react the same way. I used to bring my children to this barber shop before I owned it and never had any incidents," he said.

Siqueido has been charged with indecent exposure with a child and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

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