56-year-old man has inappropriate encounter with Whitesboro teen

WHITESBORO. Tex. (KXII) - Whitesboro police are warning parents after finding a 56-year-old man masturbating in a car while a 15-year-old drove him around town early Saturday morning.

Neighbors called police when they saw a car parked in the intersection of East South and Broadway in Whitesboro.

"They discovered the male passenger had been masturbating while he was riding around in the car with a female," said Lt. Jimmy Leverett of the Whitesboro Police Department.

The 15-year-old had been driving around town with 56-year-old Rock Lee Thurston. Police said they knew each other, and her parents had no idea.

"Be aware of what your children are doing and who they're hanging out with," Leverett said. "This was 2 o'clock in the morning, and evidently this young lady's parents had no idea she was out."

Thurston, from Pottsboro, was booked in the Grayson County Jail and charged with indecency to a child. He's out on a $50,000 bond.

Whitesboro resident Lettie Nall's sister and her kids live close to where police found the car.

"The kids play outside. It's scary," Nall said.

She said parents should be aware of what their kids are doing.

"Keep your kids close. Watch where they're going."

Police said the case is still under investigation.