Canfield physician accused of exposing himself to students at schoolbus stop


YOUNGSTOWN

A Canfield doctor was arrested Thursday, accused of repeatedly exposing himself to schoolchildren at a North Side bus stop.

Dr. Robert Brocker Jr., 64, was booked into the Mahoning County jail on two second-degree misdemeanor counts of public indecency. He is expected to be arraigned today in municipal court.

Dr. Brocker was charged after police were called April 18 to Catalina and Margaret avenues, where a 15-year-old girl told them a man had come to the corner several times since school began in September, and would pull his pants down and expose his genitals. Sometimes the man would open the car door or wave the children over, reports said.

As police were on the scene, a car appeared that the witness said was driven by the man who had exposed himself. Police pulled it over, and Dr. Brocker was driving, reports said. Reports said his hands were trembling as he talked to police.

The witness police talked to was adamant that the man police pulled over was the man who had been exposing himself, reports said.

Officers let him go but referred the case to the juvenile division, which filed charges Wednesday after an investigation.

Lt. Brian Flynn, head of the juvenile division, said

Dr. Brocker is charged only in the April incident for which the report was taken.

Read more about the matter in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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