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Canfield doctor pleads not guilty to public indecency charge

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Dr. Robert Brocker Jr. Dr. Robert Brocker Jr.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

A Canfield medical doctor has been arrested on two counts of public indecency.

Dr. Robert J. Brocker Jr., 64, was booked into the Mahoning County jail late Thursday morning.

Charges were filed Wednesday accusing Dr. Brocker of exposing himself to a teenage girl on April 18 following an investigation by the Youngstown Police Family Service Investigation Unit.

Brocker has pleaded not guilty to both counts and was released Friday.

Brocker has been ordered to stay 1,000 feet away from Margaret and Burlington in Youngstown. He also can not have contact with the alleged teen victim.

City Prosecutor Jeff Limbian tells 21 News that Brocker allegedly attempted to "groom" a 15-year-old girl by showing up at her bus stop for several weeks and paying her compliments.

The teen's mother asked to not be identified, but tells 21 News Brocker would regularly drive past and stop at the girl's bus stop.

"He would come every day, clock work, from 8:39 to 8:45," said the teen's mother.

Investigators say he eventually lifted up his shirt, exposing his genitalia to the teen.

The mother said she tried to confront the man, but he would always take off. She said he would change cars and she was unable to get a license plate.

Eventually she took matters into her own hands.

"I just put my daughter's coat on, I had the book bag, stood out there with the book bag," said the teen's mother.  "For sure, like clock work, here he come rolling up, roll really slow, roll his window down. I would chase him, I would holler at him, cuss at him."

After that she says she called police. They patrolled the area the following morning and pulled Brocker over.

He has now been charged with two counts of public indecency. Brocker will be arraigned in Youngstown Municipal Court on Friday.

Both counts are misdemeanors and could face 90 days in jail on each count if convicted.

A spokesperson for the State Medical Board tells 21 News that a conviction in such a case could result in discipline ranging from probation and fine to revocation of a medical license.

Brocker's medical license was issued in 1985 according to the State Medical Board.

A spokesperson for Mercy Health told 21 News "Dr. Robert Brocker, Jr. is not an employee of Mercy Health Youngstown but is affiliated with two of our regional hospitals and has been removed from our Call lists."

Brocker's pre-trial is expected to be on June, 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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