TOMS RIVER-On Wednesday September 18, 2019 police units responded to a residence in Lakewood for the report of a lewd act that occurred in Toms River earlier that evening. An investigation revealed Ronald Banilov, 28 of Lakewood, was stopped in a driveway of a business on Route 9 when he saw a young girl walking along the corridor. Mr. Banilov asked her for directions and while she stood next to his vehicle he pointed to his lap and exposed himself to her. The victim quickly walked away from the vehicle. At no time did Mr. Banilov try to lure the victim into his vehicle. She later provided a description of the vehicle and the license plate to law enforcement.
Mr. Banilov was arrested and charged with Lewdness by the Toms River Police Department. He is due to appear in court at a later date.