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Ex NP Vice Principal Takes The Fifth
A former North Penn school administrator accused of giving two 13-year-old boys money and gifts to talk about their sexual activity is fighting the prosecution’s request for his cell phone password. 37-year-old Charles Hurst of Somerset Court in Montgomery Township has pleaded not guilty to endangering the welfare of children and corrupting minors. He says turning over the password would violate his protection against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He was Vice Principal at Pennbrook Middle School in Upper Gwynedd at the time of the alleged incidents more than a year ago. In one case, Hurst is accused of encouraging the victim to commit a lewd act. He had developed a personal relationship with the boy’s family. A caseworker at an agency that works with adults and children who have behavioral health problems and other issues told police about the second victim after reading about the first case. There is no evidence of improper physical contact with the victims in either case.