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Orange County Teacher Charged With Exposing Penis

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Nov 01, 2009 | 0 Comments

A Lake Forest junior high school music teacher is set to be arraigned today in Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach for exposing his penis to two women. Mark Petrash, 42 of Lake Forest is being charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of false imprisonment. If convicted, Petrash faces up to 2 years in county jail.

Prosecutors allege that on August 24, 2009 Petrash took his son to an orthodontist appointment. That when his son went into see the doctor, Petrash who was in the waiting area stood up and pulled up his shorts exposing his penis to the receptionist. The receptionist reported the incident to law enforcement and after an investigation, Petrash was arrested and charged with one count of indecent exposure.

After seeing the story in the news regarding Jane Doe #1, another victim came forward with a similar incident regarding Petrash. Jane Doe #2, a teacher in the same school district as Petrash reported that on May 8, 2009 while at a school district event, he followed Jane Doe #2 into a hotel restroom and entered her stall. While standing between JD #2 and the door, Petrash exposed and rubbed his penis.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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