WILKES-BARRE — A Nanticoke teenager charged with sexually assaulting a girl had his probation sentence for “mooning” a school bus filled with students revoked by a Luzerne County judge on Wednesday.
Nicholas Molino, 19, of West Noble Street, was sentenced in October to six months in the county’s Accelerated Rehabilitation Program, a special probationary sentence for first time non-violent offenders.
A school bus driver transporting about 40 students at Greater Nanticoke Area spotted Molino exposing his buttocks while he was in a pickup truck on East Main Street, Nanticoke, on Feb. 15, 2012, according to the criminal complaint.
The bus driver told police “this activity alerted the passenger students and began causing a commotion at the rear portion of the bus, and that the students began moving to the passenger side of the bus and began looking out of the windows,” the complaint says.
The bus driver stopped the bus and told the students to return to their seats. She said Molino was seated in the middle between the driver and another passenger of the pickup truck.
He was identified by other students, including his sister on the school bus, the complaint says.
Molino pleaded guilty to open lewdness and disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to six months in the county’s ARD program.
A bail revocation petition was filed in court on Feb. 14 alleging Molino violated his sentence when he was charged with domestic violence and underage drinking on Feb. 7, according to court records.
Senior Judge Hugh Mundy revoked Molino’s ARD sentence, sending him to jail on the “mooning” charge.
Molino was charged by police on Monday on allegations he sexually molested a girl in September. He was jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $50,000 bail on two counts of indecent assault.
Molino’s 16-year-old brother was petitioned to county juvenile court on charges he sexually assaulted the same girl.
Their parents, John Evans, 43, and Laurie Ann Davis, 35, were charged with child endangerment at which police said they were allegedly aware their sons were molesting the girl and did not stop them.