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Man accused of flashing girls on school bus in Murrysville

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Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

A Somerset County man has been charged with exposing himself to high school girls on a bus in Murrysville.

Steven Joseph Martz, 28, of 711 South St., Apt. B, Berlin, was charged Thursday with indecent exposure, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and careless driving.

According to state police, 11 members of a local girls high school volleyball team and three adults were traveling east on Route 22 between Cline Hollow and Manor roads at about 5 p.m. Sept. 10 when Martz allegedly pulled alongside the school bus. Police did not reveal which high school the students attend.

Martz allegedly drove by the bus for several miles in his silver Ford Focus and eventually exposed himself and engaged in a lewd act, according to the criminal complaint.

Someone obtained Martz's license plate number, which state police used to determine that he was driving the vehicle.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Martz on Nov. 1 before Murrysville District Judge Charles Conway.

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