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Kenai man who allegedly committed lewd act arrested again

Posted: November 1, 2012 - 5:40pm  |  Updated: November 5, 2012 - 4:02pm

Kenai police arrested a 37-year-old Kenai man Wednesday for violating his conditions of release.

In earlier October officers arrested Adam J. Newcomb for indecent exposure on school property. Early Halloween morning, Newcomb was arrested for revisiting the site of his previous offense, Kenai Middle School.

Newcomb was charged with two counts of violating conditions of release and second-degree criminal trespass. He still faces charges for his earlier offense, and other previous indecent exposure cases have been reopened, too.

A school official called the Kenai Police Department after someone had reported seeing Newcomb at the school. Later, the defendant was visiting the police department for an unrelated matter and was arrested, said Sgt. Ben Langham.

A third-party custodian to Newcomb was issued a summons for violating custodial duties and released from the scene, police reported.

The defendant was arraigned Thursday morning at the Kenai Courthouse.

On Oct. 1 at 7:34 a.m., the Police Department received a report of a male, later identified as Newcomb, who was allegedly committing a lewd act in a vehicle in the Kenai Middle School parking lot.

The school’s principal called the police department after three students — two who are younger than 16 — had witnessed the lewd act, according to an affidavit filed by a Kenai police officer.

The officer pulled over Newcomb, who said he dropped his kids off at school and denied the lewd act, according to the affidavit.

Newcomb was arrested and was charged with three counts of first-degree indecent exposure, a class C felony. The court ordered Newcomb to remain visible to a third-party custodian and stay away from school properties.

This is not the first incident during which Newcomb violated court orders. He was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a barista while ordering coffee in Soldotna, according to court records.

He was charged with second-degree indecent exposure, second-degree harassment, first-degree trespass and violating conditions of release.

The two latter charges stemmed from three then-pending cases involving indecent exposure. And his conditions of release included not going to coffee stands or kiosks, according to court records.

All charges in that case were dropped except the violating conditions of release. The case has been reopened, however.

On April 26, 2011, Newcomb was sentenced for the three previous cases of indecent exposure during a change of plea hearing. The court levied several months of jail time, as well as a mental health evaluation with quarterly reports.

Despite his multiple charges, Newcomb is not registered on the state’s sex offender registry.

 

Jerzy Shedlock can be reached at jerzy.shedlock@peninsulaclarion.com.

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