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Man arrested for sexually harassing Mercer Motel guest, manager

Pennsylvania State Police arrested a Louisville, Ohio man Friday for harassing and exposing himself to a female guest and manager at a motel in Mercer.

Police at the Kitanning barracks said John Reed Roberts, 45, was staying at the Mercer Motel last week and was intoxicated when he approached a female guest, saying lewd and obscene things to her, going into her room uninvited and refusing to leave. Later, when a female manager went to Roberts’ room, police say he grabbed her, tried to pull her onto his bed and exposed his genitals to her.

Police arrested Roberts and charged him with indecent exposure, harassment, disorderly conduct and open lewdness; he was placed in the Mercer County Jail where court records show he remained Sunday, unable to post bail.

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