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LEBANON, Mo. (AP) – Court documents say a retired Missouri school administrator twice exposed himself to a 9-year-old at a shopping mall and inappropriately touched a 17-year-old at a YMCA.

Eighty-year-old Thomas Luthy Jr., of Lebanon, was charged this week with three misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct. The court documents say Luthy was in the mall’s bathroom when he exposed himself and that the teenager was listening to music in his car in April when Luthy touched him.

Luthy’s attorney, Dee Wampler, told the Springfield News-Leader that the charges are a “shock.”

The Lebanon school district told KYTV that Luthy worked there from the 1960s until he retired as the assistant superintendent in 2000. If convicted, Luthy faces up to 15 days in jail on one count and six months on the other two.

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