El Paso police say a registered sex offender exposed himself to a child in a far east El Paso store.

52 year old Paul Patrick Siqueiros was in the Family Dollar store at 615 N. Zaragoza on August 14 when he allegedly exposed his gentalia to a 10-year-old girl who had walked down a different aisle from the one her mom was in. The little girl ran crying to her mother and said Siqueiros exposed his genitalia and made a lewd comment to her.

Siqueiros ran away, but he was caught on a security camera and detectives were able to establish his identity and arrested him yesterday at his home.

He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under a $20,000 bond charged with Indecency with a Child, which is a felony offense.

Experts say that you should not let your kids get away from you in a store because it is too easy for predators to approach them in the isolated aisles. They also say you should not let your kids go to public restrooms by themselves because a predator could be hiding in a stall.

Other safety tips for parents via the National Children's Advocacy Center:

Teach your children about strangers AND to be aware of unusual behavior in people they know. Teach them to listen to their feelings and that it is okay to say no if any adults (including family members) ask them to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable.

Teach your children to refuse anything from strangers, including money, gifts or rides.

Teach your children to keep a safe distance from strangers and not to give strangers directions for help, finding lost pets, etc.

Use secret codes with your children (for use to positively identify each other or to ask for help).

Do not place your children's names on their clothing or on the outside of their possessions.

Teach your children to say NO to anyone attempting to touch them on the part(s) of their bodies covered by a swimming suit.

Teach your children to say NO, then GET AWAY, and TELL SOMEONE if a person bothers them.