Trial postponed for Towson-area priest charged with indecent exposure

No new date announced for Harford County case

  • The Rev. Mark Stewart Bullock
The Rev. Mark Stewart Bullock (Handout photo )
March 06, 2012|Staff Reports

The trial of a Towson-area priest who was arrested in January on charges of indecent exposure was postponed on Tuesday, March 6, with no information on a new trial date immediately available.

The Rev. Mark Stewart Bullock, known as "Father Stew" to parishioners at Church of the Immaculate Conception in Towson, had been scheduled to appear Tuesday in District Court in Harford County.

Asked which side requested the postponement and why, Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly responded in an email that it was, "a joint request for more time."

Bullock was arrested Jan. 16 after two deputies reportedly discovered him exposing himself inside of Bush River Books & Movies, an adult store in Abingdon, Harford County.

The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum fine of $1,000 and three years in prison.

Bullock was released on his own recognizance after his arrest, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore dismissed him from his priestly duties at Immaculate Conception and instructed him to undergo psychological evaluation.

Kayla Bawroski of The Aegis contributed to this report.

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