Man charged with in­de­cent ex­po­sure

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Adam Farence afarence@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @afarence on Twit­ter

WEST GOSHEN >> Po­lice ar­rested a Col­legeville man af­ter he al­legedly mas­tur­bated naked in pub­lic sev­eral times along Boot Road in Au­gust and Septem­ber.

Gary Reed Hacker, 59, of Col­legeville, was ar­rested af­ter po­lice set up sev­eral cam­eras in the area fol­low­ing four re­ports they re­ceived from res­i­dents about Hacker’s al­leged be­hav­ior.

On Aug. 30, when po­lice re­ceived an­other sim­i­lar re­port, they said they checked the cam­eras and found pho­tos of a man in his 50’s wear­ing a V-neck T-shirt, gym shorts, and Mer­rell sneak­ers.

A lit­tle over a week later, an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer aware of the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion saw a white Jeep Lib­erty men­tioned in prior po­lice re­ports parked along­side of the road near Boot Road. Po­lice said Hacker has sim­i­lar, prior of­fenses.

The of­fi­cer found Hacker al­legedly mas­tur­bat­ing in pub­lic nearby. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, he re­port­edly

at­tempted to flee but got stuck in traf­fic. He was sub­se­quently ar­rested and ar­raigned be­fore Mag­is­te­rial Dis­trict Judge John R. Bai­ley Sept. 9.

He was charged with sev­eral counts of dis­or­derly con­duct, open lewd­ness, and in­de­cent ex­po­sure.

Bail was set at 10 per­cent of $25,000, which Hacker posted. His pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is set for Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. be­fore Mag­is­te­rial Dis­trict Judge Wil­liam D. Kraut.

Gary Reed Hacker

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