Here­ford man ad­mits ex­pos­ing him­self at Up­per Perk High School

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Carl Hessler Jr. chessler@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @Mont­coCourtNews on Twit­ter

NORRISTOWN » A 20-yearold Berks County man faces some court su­per­vi­sion and com­mu­nity ser­vice af­ter he ad­mit­ted to ex­pos­ing him­self to a teacher while he was a stu­dent at Up­per Perkiomen High School.

Brian S. Row­land, of the first block of Mys­tic Lane, Here­ford, was sentenced in Mont­gomery County Court to six months of pro­ba­tion af­ter he pleaded guilty to a mis­de­meanor charge of in­de­cent ex­po­sure in con­nec­tion with an in­ci­dent that oc­curred at the high school in Up­per Hanover in April 2016. At the time of the in­ci­dent, Row­land was 18, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Judge Wil­liam R. Car­pen­ter, who ac­cepted a plea agree­ment in the case, also ordered Row­land to com­plete 24 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice as a con­di­tion of the sen­tence. Row­land also must un­dergo a psy­cho­sex­ual eval­u­a­tion, the judge said.

The judge ordered Row­land to have no con­tact with the fe­male teacher iden­ti­fied as the vic­tim of the in­ci­dent.

Court doc­u­ments in­di­cate state po­lice at Skip­pack re­sponded to the high school on April 22, 2016, to in­ves­ti­gate a com­plaint that a stu­dent had ex­posed him­self to a teacher. The fe­male teacher re­ported to school of­fi­cials that Row­land, a stu­dent, ex­posed him­self to her on two oc­ca­sions on April 21.

The teacher re­ported that the first in­ci­dent oc­curred dur­ing first pe­riod when Row­land was in a com­puter room. As Row­land left the room he called to the teacher and ex­posed his gen­i­tals to her, state po­lice Trooper Marc Fis­cher al­leged in a crim­i­nal com­plaint.

The sec­ond in­ci­dent, the teacher told po­lice, oc­curred af­ter school when Row­land came to her class­room again. Row­land asked the teacher a ques­tion and when she looked at him to an­swer she no­ticed his gen­i­tals were ex­posed from his shorts, ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

The teacher told po­lice she im­me­di­ately looked away and walked out of the room.

When po­lice ques­tioned Row­land about the in­ci­dents he re­fused to speak, ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

Un­der state law, by plead­ing guilty to in­de­cent ex­po­sure, Row­land ad­mit­ted that he ex­posed his gen­i­tals in a pub­lic place un­der cir­cum­stances in which he knew or should have known that his con­duct would of­fend, af­front or alarm oth­ers.

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