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Baseball player charged with lewdness

By Kyle Kandetzki - Assistant sports editor

A Hofstra baseball player has been charged for exposing himself in a classroom earlier in the month.

Senior Eric Peterson was charged with public lewdness for the inappropriate exposure to a sophomore student in C.V. Starr Hall a few weeks prior. Peterson has been suspended from the baseball team during the review of the case.

A statement from the department of athletics read, “We are aware of the pending criminal misdemeanor charge of public lewdness. Without commenting on the specifics, we can confirm that we evaluate every case and take immediate and appropriate actions to protect all of our students.” 

The statement went on to say, “Our student conduct process complies fully with the recent federal directives in this area.  Due to student privacy laws and our own policies, the internal proceedings are private.”

After being released without bond, Peterson denied the charges against him through his lawyer. The case against the outfielder and designated hitter will continue in court next month.

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