Hearing Date Scheduled for Punxsy Man Accused of Chasing Juvenile With Genitals Exposed

YOUNG TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A hearing date has been scheduled for a Punxsutawney man who allegedly chased a juvenile around while having his genitals exposed.

Court documents indicate 42-year-old John Blain Gervasoni is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, on the following charges:

– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3 (seven counts)
– Corruption of Minors, Misdemeanor 1
– Indecent Exposure, Misdemeanor 2 (seven counts)

The charges stem from incidents reported in March 2019.

According to a criminal complaint, on March 18, 2019, Trooper Malloy of the Punxsutawney-based State Police was assigned to investigate a Childline report involving allegations that John Blain Gervasoni was exposing his genitals to children.

According to the complaint, during the interviews, one male juvenile victim related that Gervasoni would expose his genitals and then chased the victim. The victim related this occurred approximately five times, starting in the summer of 2018 through the winter of 2018, and also related he smoked marijuana with Gervasoni on numerous occasions.

Gervasoni was also interviewed by police. According to the complaint, Gervasoni admitted that he smoked marijuana with the victim in March of 2018.

The complaint notes a juvenile witness was also interviewed. The juvenile witness allegedly reported being present on two occasions, one during the fall of 2018 and one during the winter of 2018, when he saw Gervasoni chase the juvenile victim while Gervasoni’s genitals were exposed.

The charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on December 10.


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