Man ad­mits to ex­pos­ing him­self to women, teens in Lans­dale

North Penn Life - - News - By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@jour­nalregis­

Bow­ing his head with oEYLouV ePEDr­rDVVPenW, a Lans­dale man ad­mit­ted to ex­pos­ing his gen­i­tals DnG PDVWurEDWLnJ Ln YLew oI eLJhW MuYenLleV DnG Wwo women on six sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions in the bor­ough.

Ger­ald F. Boyce Jr., 41, of the 600 block of Wis­sahickon $Yenue, SleDGeG JuLlWy Ln Mont­gomery County Court Wed­nes­day to mul­ti­ple misdemeanor counts of in­de­cent ex­po­sure in con­nec­tion with in­ci­dents that oc­curred be­tween June 2011 and May 2012 DW YDrLouV loFDWLonV in Lans­dale, in­clud­ing the Lans­dale Train Sta­tion on West Main Street.

Judge Gar­rett D. Page ac­cepted the guilty plea and will sen­tence Boyce at a later date. Boyce re­mains free on $100,000 cash bail, which he posted through a bail bond­ing com­pany, while await­ing sen­tenc­ing.

Boyce, a fa­ther of one child, faces a po­ten­tial max­i­mum sen­tence of nine-anda-half to 19 years in prison on the charges. Sen­tenc­ing guide­lines also would al­low for a min­i­mum sen­tence rang­ing be­tween pro­ba­tion and one year in jail.

As­sis­tant District At­tor­ney .DWh­leen ColJDn YoweG Wo seek jail time against Boyce.

“That type of lewd and ofIenVLYe FonGuFW LV noW JoLnJ to be tol­er­ated here in Mont­gomery County and it is es­pe­cially egre­gious that the GeIenGDnW woulG YLFWLPLze FhLlGren Ln WhLV hor­rL­fiF PDn­ner,” said Colgan, re­fer­ring Wo Whe MuYenLle YLFWLPV, who were 15 or 16 years old.

“It’s ab­so­lutely dis­gust­ing DnG oIIenVLYe WhDW FhLlGren and adults coming home from school and work can be get­ting off of the train or walking home from school DnG FDn Ee YLFWLPLzeG Ln WhDW man­ner,” Colgan said.

De­fense lawyer Christo­pher Perry in­di­cated he will ar­gue for le­niency on be­half of Boyce, point­ing out state sen­tenc­ing guide­lines would al­low for a pro­ba­tion­ary sen­tence. Perry told the judge that Boyce sought treat­ment with a psy­chol­o­gist af­ter his ar­rest and Perry hopes the doc­tor can tes­tify on Boyce’s be­half at the sen­tenc­ing hear­ing.

“:e’re JoLnJ Wo JLYe Whe judge an in­di­ca­tion of who this man is and the things that he’s done to rec­tify this Ee­hDYLor,” 3erry VDLG. “He un­der­stands that this was not SroSer FonGuFW, oEYLouVly, and he is re­morse­ful.”

“He’V oEYLouVly ePEDr­rassed for him­self, for his fam­ily, and he wants to be DEle Wo For­reFW WhLV Ee­hDYLor DnG PoYe Ior­wDrG,” 3erry added.

Court doc­u­ments in­di­cate Boyce ex­posed him­self numer­ous times in the bor­ough since June 2011.

With the most se­ri­ous charges, au­thor­i­ties al­leged Boyce ex­posed him­self to four 15-year-old girls June 25, 2011, in the 100 block of East Main Street “and be­gan to openly mas­tur­bate while smil­ing at them,” ac­cord­ing Wo Whe Dr­reVW DI­fiGDYLW fileG Ey LDnVGDle SolLFe 2IfiFer Adri­enne Duffy.

Boyce en­gaged in sim­i­lar con­duct Jan. 8, 2012, in the area of West Fourth Street DnG CDn­non $Yenue Ln YLew of two 15-year-old girls, court doc­u­ments in­di­cate.

Two days later, an adult fe­male re­ported to po­lice she VDw D PDn, lDWer LGenWL­fieG as Boyce, “with his pants down, shirt up, mas­tur­bat­ing in the rear lot of the train sta­tion,” ac­cord­ing to the ar­rest DI­fiGDYLW. BoyFe enJDJeG Ln VLPLlDr FonGuFW Ln YLew oI an­other adult fe­male at the train sta­tion Feb. 6, po­lice al­leged.

Two 16-year-old girls re­ported April 20 to po­lice that a man, later de­ter­mined to be Boyce, ex­posed him­self and en­gaged Ln D lewG DFW Ln WheLr YLew as they walked through the rear lot of the train sta­tion, court pa­pers al­leged.

$ SolLFe oI­fiFer LnYeVti­gat­ing the rash of ex­po­sure in­ci­dents took Boyce into cus­tody May 14 at the WrDLn VWDWLon DIWer oEVerYing Boyce exit his truck and ex­pose him­self as a train pulled into the sta­tion and as pedes­tri­ans walked to their Ye­hLFleV, DFForGLnJ Wo Whe Dr­reVW DI­fiGDYLW.

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