Kuna man accused of exposing, touching himself in front of minor at fast food restaurant

Tyler Howell
Tyler Howell Ada County Jail

A Kuna man was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail on Thursday night after he was accused of exposing himself to a minor at a local fast food restaurant in January.

Tyler Howell, 33, was charged with felony sex abuse of a minor. According to a press release from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Howell sat down next to a pre-teenage girl and her grandmother at a restaurant on Chinden Boulevard on Jan. 5 and began masturbating when the girl looked at him. Authorities said Howell would stop when other people walked by but would then start again.

The investigation by detectives began Jan. 26, the sheriff’s office said.

Detectives are unsure if there might be more victims. If you have information, call Detective Shellie Strolberg at 208-577-3788.

Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz