Man Accused of Exposing Genitals to Pregnant Woman on Elevator Due in Court on Thursday

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A 19-year-old man is facing a hearing on Thursday on charges related to an incident in which he allegedly exposed his genitals to a pregnant woman on an elevator in Punxsutawney Borough.

Court documents indicate 19-year-old Daniel Scott Heitzenrater, of Glen Campbell, is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, on the following charges:

– Indecent Exposure, Misdemeanor 2
– Disorderly Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense, Misdemeanor 3
– Harassment – Communicate Lewd, Threatening, Etc. Language, Misdemeanor 3

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in late December in Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 8:02 a.m. on December 31, 2019, a known victim was entering the Jefferson Street High Rise, and while waiting to enter the building, Daniel Scott Heitzenrater allegedly attempted to have a conversation with her about the weather.

The victim reported Heitzenrater entered the elevator with her, and after the door closed, he asked her several times to “see her boobs.” She told police he then pulled down the zipper on his pants and exposed his genitals. The victim reported she attempted to avoid any verbal or eye contact with Heitzenrater, and he then exited at the fourth floor, according to the complaint.

Officer Andrekovich, of the Punxsutawney Police Department, viewed video footage of the entrance and hallway from the date in question, and also made contact with Heitzenrater.

According to the complaint, Heitzenrater allegedly admitted he exposed his genitals to the victim and said it was “because he really likes her.”

He also stated he had never met the victim prior to that day and was not aware she was married and five months pregnant, the complaint states.

Charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office.

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