Bucks County Teacher Pleads Guilty To Indecent Exposure | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

DOYLESTOWN, PA — A former math teacher at Palisades High School pleaded guilty to indecent exposure and invasion of privacy in Bucks County Court Tuesday.

Francis James Reppert, Jr., 27, of Quakertown, was caught last year secretly taking photographs looking up the skirts of female students and sharing the photos online, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Judge Raymond McHugh deferred sentencing for 90 days while Reppert undergoes a sex offender evaluation. As part of his plea deal, Reppert will be required to register through Megan’s Law, the state police sex offender registry.

The district attorney’s office brought charges against Reppert in January following an investigation that began in October 2019 after a student captured video of Reppert viewing, and zooming in on, a photo of what appeared to be a student’s legs, the district attorney’s office said.

When confronted by state police, Reppert admitted to taking the photos with the intention of masturbating to them, Deputy District Attorney Matthew Lannetti said in court Tuesday. Investigators also recovered photos of Reppert exposing his penis inside the high school.

In addition to being a math teacher, Reppert coached the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams and had been employed by the district since August 2016. He was fired late last year after the allegations were uncovered.

The case was investigated by Pennsylvania State Police and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Matthew S. Lannetti.

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