Created on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 15:55
A former North Penn school administrator accused of giving two 13-year-old boys money and gifts to talk about their sexual activity is being held for trial. 37-year-old Charles Hurst of Somerset Court in Montgomery Township was Vice Principal at Pennbrook Middle School in Upper Gwynedd at the time of the alleged incidents last year. He is charged with endangering the welfare of children and corrupting minors. In one case, Hurst is accused of encouraging the victim to commit a lewd act. He had developed a personal relationship with the boy’s family. A caseworker at an agency that works with adults and children who have behavioral health problems and other issues told police about the second victim after reading about the first case. Hurst is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors in both cases. There is no evidence of improper physical contact with the victims in either case. The boys did not testify at a preliminary hearing held Tuesday, but Assistant Montgomery County District Attorney Kate McGill says they were ready.