Former Pennsylvania Councilman Acquitted of Indecent Exposure Charge

A former Pennsylvania councilman accused of exposing himself to a 12-year-old girl in March has been acquitted of all charges.

Sixty-three-year-old Terry Allen McGirth, a former councilman in Yeadon, was acquitted Wednesday on charges of indecent exposure and corrupting a minor at the courthouse in Media. The Delaware County Daily Times reports the jury deliberated for about two hours before delivering the verdict.

McGirth originally won a council seat in Yeadon in 2008, but was removed from office after he was found to have pleaded guilty to felony theft charges in 2003. The Pennsylvania Constitution does not allow convicted felons to hold elected office.

He has also previously pleaded guilty to 2008 harassment charges involving Yeadon's then-finance director.

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