Prosecutors: Patchogue man exposed himself, performed lewd act across street from preschool

It happened as children were being released from The Long Island Head Start in March.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2024, 2:17 AM

Updated 41 days ago

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Prosecutors say a Patchogue man exposed himself and performed a lewd act across the street from a preschool.
They say 68-year-old Lawrence Gartner did so in front of his apartment window in March while children were being released from a Long Island Head Start.
Gartner was charged with public lewdness and released.
He is due back in court Thursday when a judge will decide if Gartner should be placed on supervised release.


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