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Tiverton man arrested and charged after lewd conduct at Rhode Island school

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A Tiverton man who was wanted thanks to a proactive parent, has been charged.

Steven Morgenstern, 76, with a listed address at High Hill Rd in Tiverton, has been charged on one count of disorderly conduct after a parent at La Salle Academy in Providence observed some suspicious activity.

Joe Powers gave his account of what he witnessed through his Facebook page:

“I was picking up my daughter and a few or her friends at La Salle Academy in Providence, Rhode Island when I saw him stopped in the middle of the road. From my truck I could see down into his car and he was watching a couple of the girls who were sitting outside on the steps and he was masturbating. Then he decides to pull over….RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME! I waited a second and then I got out, started my video and approached his car, he saw me walking up on his car so he quickly put his hand on the steering wheel so I kept walking but kept the video going. I turned back around as if I forgot something and positioned myself off his passenger quarter panel and I waited. I watched him slide his seat back and proceed to continue to masturbate while looking at the kids so I approached his car with the video running and asked him what he was doing. He quickly “tucked” himself back in what I thought were really short shorts but I realized later he didn’t have any pants on at all.”

According to Tiverton Police Chief Patrick Jones, officers checked the suspect’s address at the request of Providence PD and he was not there. He believed Morgenstern had been apprehended or turned himself in. Fall River Reporter contacted Major David Lapatin of the Providence Police Department and he confirmed Morgenstern has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct.

Below is an edited picture captured by Joe Powers during the incident.

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