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Bond increased for man accused of exposing himself near day care

September 17, 2019 News Extra

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Richard Blain of Butler is accused of indecent exposure, among other charges, following an incident across the street from a day care facility in Center Township on Friday. Gabriella Canales/butler eagle

A 57-year-old Butler man accused of exposing his genitals at his home near a day care center remains in jail after a district judge in Chicora increased his bond from $5,000 to $100,000.

“I just gotta keep everybody safe,” said Magisterial District Judge Lewis E. Stoughton on Tuesday during Richard K. Blain's preliminary and bail hearing. “I'm going to make sure to keep him behind bars until we can get him to see a professional for mental health.”

Blain was charged after four adult witnesses observed him walk three times onto his porch on Sunset Drive naked from the waist down wearing a black shirt on Sept. 3.

Blain's home is between 100 feet to 150 feet across the street from Sheryl Buffington's Daycare & Preschool Palace, where the witnesses were. The witnesses called police, and when they interviewed him at his home, they said they smelled alcohol on his breath.

Blain is charged with misdemeanors of indecent exposure, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and a summary offense of public drunkenness.

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