Punxsy Man Accused of Chasing Juvenile With Genitals Exposed Sentenced to Probation

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsutawney man who chased a juvenile around while having his genitals exposed was recently sentenced to probation.

According to court documents, 42-year-old John Blain Gervasoni was sentenced to two years of probation on one first-degree misdemeanor count of corruption of minors on Wednesday, May 20, immediately after entering a guilty plea to the charge.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

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

The charges stem from incidents reported in March 2019.

Details of the case:

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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