Days after surveillance footage release, suspect in schoolgirl exposure charged

Samuel Hart, 45, left, was charged today with exposing himself and masturbating in front of several teenage girls outside their high school, days after police released SEPTA surveillance footage (right) of the suspect. Credit: PPD
Samuel Hart, 45, left, was charged today with exposing himself and masturbating in front of several teenage girls outside their high school, days after police released SEPTA surveillance footage (right) of the suspect. Credit: PPD

Prosecutors announced that they have charged a suspect in connection with the reports of flashing at female students at a high school in Olney.

Samuel Hart, 45, of the 1900 block of West Berks Street, is charged with unlawful contact with minors, corruption of minors, indecent exposure, open lewdness and harassment.

Hart allegedly exposed himself and masturbated several times in front of students at Philadelphia High School for girls.

Police released surveillance footage from SEPTA Thursday showing the suspected flasher in connection with one alleged indecent exposure report.

In an incident on March 25 at 7:10 p.m. at Girls High in Olney, a suspect identified as the man in the surveillance footage allegedly exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl outside the school.

Bail was set at $150,000 and Hart is due back in court May 28.



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