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UPDATE: Lansdale Serial Masturbator Suspect Busted in Train Yard

Gerald Boyce Jr., of the 600 block of Wissahickon Avenue, Lansdale, is charged in connection with five incidents in the borough where a man was seen masturbating in front of teenage girls and women

Wednesday, May 30 Update

Lansdale Police on Wednesday issued a press release on the arrest of Boyce.

Police said Boyce was wearing an article of clothing that matchd the description during a prior incident on June 25.

A search warrant was served on Boyce’s vehicle and residence which yielded further evidence linking him to the crimes charged, police said.

Boyce has been charged with five incidents reported to Lansdale Police since 2011 with four incidents still under investigation, police said. 

Lansdale Police said keeping borough children safe from predators is a top priority and are asking anyone with information on these crimes or who was a victim of an indecent exposure, to come forward and speak with the Lansdale Police Detective Division.

Boyce's preliminary hearing is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. before District Judge Harold Borek.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 Story

A Lansdale man and father of an 8-year-old daughter is the serial masturbator that has been targeting teenage girls and women in and around Lansdale train station since June 2011, according to police.

Gerald C. Boyce Jr., 40, of the 600 block of Wissahickon Avenue, Lansdale, (near ) was arrested in the act by a plainsclothes Lansdale officer May 14 in the rear lot of Lansdale train station, according to court documents.

He matches the description and a sketch given by victims on five different occasions, police said. Boyce was nabbed outside a black 2009 Ford F-150 extended cab pickup truck with a tan stripe, the same description vehicle given by victims to police in prior incidents.

Boyce has a preliminary hearing set for May 31 at 2 p.m. before District Judge Harold Borek.

Boyce faces 29 misdemeanor counts and one summary count: six counts of first-degree indecent exposure, four counts of second-degree indecent exposure, eight counts of corruption of minors, six counts of open lewdness and six counts of summary disorderly conduct, according to a court affidavit.

While being interviewed by Detective Adrienne Duffy on May 14, Boyce did not deny involvement in the incidents. 

He told Duffy he could not talk to her about what he had done because he would lose custody of his daughter, according to the court affidavit.

Boyce also asked if he would be placed on the Pennsylvania Megan's Law.

"None of those girls were underage, were they?" Boyce asked Duffy, according to court records.

In fact, out of the 10 victims who saw Boyce allegedly masturbating, eight of them were underage.

On June 25, 2011, at 7:45 p.m., Lansdale Police responded to 124 E. Main Street for a report of indecent exposure, according to court records.

Four juvenile females, all aged 15, , according to court records.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, with thin to medium build, wearing a light gray Phillies cap and sunglasses, according to court records.

On Jan. 8, 2012, at 4:17 p.m., Lansdale Police responded to a second report of indecent exposure at West Fourth Street and Cannon Avenue.

Two juvenile females , according to court records. 

The girls told police the suspect followed them in a newer-style, large black pickup truck from the 7-Eleven at West Main Street and Cannon Avenue, police said.

The suspect in that incident was described as a white male in his 30s, with dark facial stubble, wearing a gray cap and sunglasses, according to court records.

Two days later, on Jan. 10, at 7:45 p.m., Lansdale Police responded to a third report of indecent exposure, this time at Lansdale train station.

An adult female said a white male had his pants down and shirt up and was masturbating near the lot of the station, according to court records. He was described as a tall white male wearing a gray hat, according to court records.

On Feb. 6, at 6:06 p.m., Lansdale Police responded to a fourth indecent exposure report at the Lansdale train station.

An adult female reported she saw a white male next to a newer-model black pickup truck with an extended cab, according to court records. 

She saw the man enter the truck, put a gray hat on and followed her in his truck as she walked to the rear lot of the station, according to court records.

She turned and saw he had his pants partially down with his erect penis exposed and masturbating, according to court records.

The victim later identified the sketch as the suspect, according to court records.

On April 20, at 7:10 p.m., two females aged 16 reported to police that they were walking through the rear lot of the train station and saw a Ford F-150 extended cab pickup truck with a tan stripe follow them slowly, according to court records.

The truck stopped and a white male got out, police said. He opened his pants, exposed his penis and began masturbating, according to court records. 

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, with a thin to medium build, wearing a gray baseball cap, according to court records.

The victims identified the composite sketch from January 8 as resembling the suspect in the incident, according to court records.

On May 14, at 4:10 p.m., Lansdale Officer Patrick McKernan was on plainclothes detail of the train station, when he saw a black F-150 pickup with a tan stripe enter the rear lot and park in a space, according to court records.

The vehicle matched the description in prior indecent exposure incidents, according to court records.

McKernan saw the driver - a white male, wearing a baseball cap, later identified as Boyce Jr. - sitting in the truck and watching pedestrian traffic for 10 minutes, according to court records.

The driver drove the truck out of the space and drove slowly through the lot, according to court records. He then parked the truck in another parking space, according to court records.

McKernan then saw Boyce allegedly exit the truck, pull out his erect penis and begin masturbating, according to court records.

During this time, a train had just pulled into the station and pedestrian traffic was in the parking lot, according to court records.

Boyce Jr. was taken into custody and brought to Lansdale Police Department.

He was wearing a gray Philles cap.

Police said Boyce Jr. matched the composite sketch, according to court records.

The adult female victim from the Jan. 10, 2012 incident positively identified Boyce Jr. as the person she saw masturbating in the rear lot of the train station, according to court records.

Bikers Against Child Abuse of Montgomery County will be in attendance at the preliminary hearing.

Boyce Jr. was arraigned May 15 at 4 p.m. at District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser in Souderton, according to court records.

Bail was set at $100,000 cash. A surety bond in that amount was posted May 16, according to court records.

Boyce is represented by Patrick Lyons of Maple Glen, according to court records.

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Jethro May 26, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Tony, I don't know if you are just going for the sensationalism in the headline and related topics tags or are sick but you are over the top on this headline. Many families and citizens read what can be an informative page and do not need that description screaming in their face.
patchifier May 26, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Seriously? Get thy head out of the gutter. Patch actually did a pretty good job on this one, especially considering the topic.
Todd J Thomas May 28, 2012 at 09:21 PM
If the word masterbator offends you then you are obviously waaayyyy uptight. The description matches the act.
Pink Pussycat May 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM
How about Pud pounder put in pokey?
Jethro May 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Offended? No. I just believe there could have been a better headline for a "neighborhood" community paper. I have no problem with the story itself it is actually a good report on the court documents. Thank you to Lansdale police for catching this pervert, maybe a long term stay in prison will cure him of his need to do this in front of girls on the street.
Tony Di Domizio (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Jethro, Pink, Todd - Thank you for your comments. @Pink Pussycat - He's not in the pokey anymore - and hasn't been convicted to be sent to one yet. Thursday is his preliminary hearing.
Pink Pussycat May 29, 2012 at 02:37 AM
I was only looking for a witty headline no harm no foul :)
John White May 29, 2012 at 09:07 PM
well tony that should mean he is gonna have to sit in the waiting room before the court room is open and have nothing to look at but all our patches bikers against child abuse as we all stand in the same room i love preliminary hearings
Jennifer Diffley May 30, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Poor Tony! He's just reporting guys, he's not the one doing it, and I'm sure the other media out there are using the same term.
Feodor Tiorlenko May 31, 2012 at 01:54 PM
This dude co-starred in Fargo, check it out. He should continue to masturbate in private like the rest of us, and encouraged to do so,
Jewjacker May 31, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Will aquaman be there
big jon June 01, 2012 at 08:54 AM
He has rapey eyes 0_o
lansdale resident1 June 01, 2012 at 08:25 PM
officer mckernan great job!! you may of saved many other minors from being harmed by this loser! Again thank you for your great work!
Ihatelawyerscabs June 04, 2012 at 02:48 PM
landsdale is a scumbag town that has a lot of perves .surely this is on craigslist all the time....... you people even have a landsdale masterbating club.....now that sick. you are drawing all perves to this area....with these headlines........ I bet if they keep the stakeout up they will catch many perves and for the money hungry jew lawyers that profit from this they should be castrated also...the lawyers are as bad as the offender.....
Barry White June 04, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Oh wow you're sooooooooooo cool........... lofl.
JuliannaSmith June 12, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Sex offenders are everywhere, now we really can't say that our home or even in school campuses are safe enough for this kind of predator. It is better to be cautious and make certain safety measures. We might not know when it will happen again. I would suggest everyone to check out Safekidzone. It has a Panic Button is an application downloaded into your cell phone, wherein you can trigger it in the event you feel you are in danger or in need of assistance in any emergency situation. It is an advantage, because certain people you have chosen can be alerted simultaneously, and even the nearest 911 can be alerted when you need help. Check the website out http://safekidzone.com/

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