BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (CBS) — A worker with a Main Line child care agency is charged after Lower Merion Police say he exposed himself to two female students.
Darrien Glover, 24, of the Montgomery Early Learning Center, has been arrested and charged with corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person younger than 13 years of age, open lewdness and other crimes.
Police say Glover exposed himself to the two victims, separately, over the course of months at Cynwyd Elementary School.
Glover allegedly tried to get at least one of the students to touch his privates.
He was there as staff for the after-school program.
The suspect allegedly started with showing the young student his underwear. He was then partnered with her for a role in an after school performance and got her to go into a classroom with him alone.
Police say that’s when Glover exposed his genitals to her. The girl then ran out of the room. This happened at least two more times, according to court documents.
The student eventually told her mother in November.
It turns out he was charged in July for having a similar encounter with another student.
“I had to take a deep breath and we sat down and asked our daughter, ‘You were there, was there anything strange? Did you observe anything? Did you have any strange interactions?'” said Robert Brothers, whose fourth-grade daughter went to the after-school program.
After having an uncomfortable conversation with his daughter and learning that she did not interact with Glover, Brothers was relieved, but also outraged.
“The CEO of MELC sent out a letter yesterday, that is what got me enraged. That letter was absolutely a slap in the face to child safety and protection,” said Brothers.
MELC had the first student come forward in July. Glover was charged and removed from the program, but both the after-school program and the Lower Merion School District chose not to alert parents, until now, months later, when a second student came forward.
“It’s scary. It is scary to think that something like this has gone on and here we are in December and we don’t know anything,” said parent Jaime Meltzer.
The school district said in the letter the safety of children in the district is of extreme importance. The district also urges anyone who may have had contact with Glover to contact police or detectives handling the case.