CRAVEN COUNTY -

A Trent Woods man is accused of exposing himself to a 9-year-old girl.

Frederick Ammirata, 19, was running through the parking lot at an accounting business on the 3100 block of Trent Road when he purposefully exposed himself to the girl, according to Trent Woods Police.

"That's horrible," said Brittany Creel, who lives near where the alleged exposure happened.

Ammirata, who remains in jail, had a court appearance scheduled for Friday.

The alleged incident happened last Thursday night.

The suspect lives about 50 yards from the scene of the alleged crime.

The community off Trent Road isn't used to such allegations.

"Things like this don't normally happen here, it's a quiet neighborhood," Laural Smith said.

The girl was in the parking lot waiting for her mother, who cleans the accounting business, police said.

Ammirata is charged with felony indecent exposure; he has another court date set for Monday.