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Newcomb takes plea deal in exposure case

Posted: March 7, 2013 - 9:52pm  |  Updated: March 7, 2013 - 10:25pm

A Kenai man who allegedly exposed himself while committing a lewd act in the parking lot of Kenai Middle School pleaded guilty to felony indecent exposure on Monday.

Adam Newcomb, 37, was charged with three counts of felony first degree indecent exposure stemming from the alleged Oct. 1, 2012 incident when three students witnessed him performing a lewd act from his parked van.

Newcomb pleaded guilty in Kenai Superior Court to one count of indecent exposure as part of a plea agreement that stipulates he will be sentenced to four years in prison with two years suspended.

The agreement also stipulates he will serve five years of probation and an additional three years probation from when his existing probation — stemming from other cases — would have expired. The other two exposure counts will be dismissed at sentencing, according to records.

Judge Anna Moran accepted the plea and set the case for sentencing on June 21 before Judge Charles Huguelet.

Moran also ruled that Newcomb register as a sex offender, pay an undetermined amount of restitution for counseling of his victims, and undergo treatment himself.

“There was reasons why I (went) with this deal,” Newcomb said during the proceeding.

After he was arrested in early October of last year, Newcomb was arrested again later that month for violating his conditions of release.

Newcomb was charged with two counts of violating conditions of release and second-degree criminal trespassing after he allegedly returned to the school. Those charges will be dismissed as part of the plea agreement, according to records.

Newcomb is not unfamiliar with the court system as he has several prior indecent exposure charges. He had not registered as a sex offender despite those charges.

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

 

Brian Smith can be reached at brian.smith@peninsulaclarion.com.

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