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Cops: Neighbors catch man performing lewd acts with child
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Winter Haven, Florida -- A Winter Haven man was arrested after neighbors called police reporting they saw him and a young girl engaged in sex acts.

Police say they received a call around 10:53 p.m. on June 7 after a woman who was visiting her friend in the area saw what she believed to be a small child and the man -- later identified as Silvino Rebollar-Vera -- kissing "like a man and woman" as she sat on his lap. At the time, the curtains were open and the two could be seen clearly from the unlit road.

At one point, police say the girl's mother came into the room and was heard saying, "Y'all stop that," but reportedly never took the girl off of his lap.

When police arrived, other people in the area say they had also witnessed the behavior and were standing outside the home. At that time, Rebollar-Vega and the child could be seen in the well-lit bedroom where the girl was performing lewd acts on him while another child looked on.

Officers went into the home and arrested Rebollar-Vega, 44, where he was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and two counts lewd exhibition.

The Department of Children and Families arrived and took both children, ages 3 and 6, from the home.

The case is still under investigation. No word yet on any charges against the mother.

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