Lecturer to face trial on Thursday
Anthropology lecturer Adam Bund is charged with indecent exposure
October 6, 2013, 7:43 pm · Updated October 6, 2013, 8:28 pm·
A former lecturer in Penn’s Anthropology Department will face trial on Thursday for alleged indecent exposure in Houston Hall.
Adam Bund, who was arrested on May 23 for two separate offenses, will face charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness and harassment, according to his court docket.
As of now, Bund’s attorney Mark Neff expects to go to trial on Thursday. “I expect the trial to start and end on Thursday,” he said.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, a 21-year-old female reported that in February, Bund was looking in her direction while “inappropriately touching himself.” Bund also allegedly performed a similar action in late April, according to the PPD.
Indecent exposure, the most severe charge against Bund, is a second-degree misdemeanor that occurs when a person exposes his or her genitals in any public place or in any place where others are present. Being found guilty of this offense can come with a maximum imprisonment of up to two years.
Open lewdness is a third-degree misdemeanor, defined as when a person “does any lewd act which he knows is likely to be observed by others who would be affronted or alarmed.” Harassment is also a third-degree misdemeanor if it includes “lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words.”
Both third-degree misdemeanors are punishable with a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment of not more than 90 days.
The University confirmed that Bund is no longer employed at Penn.