UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — A Fayette County man who is a convicted Megan’s Law violator is headed to trial on charges he allegedly exposed himself in a window of the home where he was staying to passing school buses.
Charged with indecent exposure in front of a school bus full of children, 46-year-old Richard Harbaugh Jr. wore an orange prison jumpsuit to his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.READ MORE: New Deputy K-9 Sammi Joins The Ranks Of Washington County Sheriff's Office
The allegedly incidents reportedly took place on Locust Street in Uniontown over a four-day period.
A school bus driver brought it to police attention. Police say he took photos of what he saw Harbaugh allegedly doing, standing in a second-floor window without any clothes on.
“It was pretty frightening, and since I do drive a school bus, I’m a mandatory reporter,” said Joseph Ritz, the school bus driver.
Ritz, who is also a pastor at a local church, testified at Tuesday’s hearing.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 3-Day Total Of 176 New Cases, No Additional Deaths
Dolores Krepps is Harbaugh’s former mother-in-law. She let him live in the home.
She was visibly shaken after the preliminary hearing. She told reporters that if she had known what Harbaugh was allegedly doing, she would have done everything to stop it.
“I didn’t know anything was going on at our house, I really didn’t,” said Krepps. “I know he went upstairs. He said, ‘I’m going to clean my bedroom.’ And he would come down and help us with our house work, took care of my husband, and did all kinds of things for us; but he was upstairs at times and we didn’t know what was going on.”
Harbaugh was convicted in 2009 in connection with an incident involving a child and inappropriate behavior.
He’s being held on $100,000 bond in the Fayette County Jail.MORE NEWS: Row House Cinema In Lawrenceville Returning In September After Being Closed Since Pandemic's Start