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Bethlehem police officer charged with indecent exposure accepted into rehab program

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A former Bethlehem police officer accused of publicly masturbating in his car on more than one occasion has been accepted into a program for first time offenders after a hearing Monday.

Glenn Woolard, 35, entered a plea deal that includes one year of probation and placement in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. He pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent exposure.

Woolard was charged with indecent exposure in October. 

Investigators say four incidents were reported in September and October last year in Lehigh County while Woolard was off duty.

He was hired as a Bethlehem police officer in February 2013.

Woolard faced two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and two summary counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly masturbating in the parking lot of the Target store at the new Hamilton Crossings shopping center in Lower Macungie Township and while driving on Hamilton Boulevard.

Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio said Woolard was neither in uniform nor driving a city police vehicle during either incident.

DiLuzio says Woolard was suspended from the force without pay when he was charged, and resigned shortly after. 

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