A 20-year-old male was charged last week with indecent exposure, harassment and disorderly conduct after exposing himself to a Penn State female in Hamilton Hall, Penn State Police said.
The female identified Andrew Matta, of Philadelphia, as the male who hugged her with his genitals hanging out of his pants zipper at about 3 a.m. on Oct. 31, police said. The female did not know Matta, Penn State Police Assistant Chief William Moerschbacher said.
Penn State Police Chief Tyrone Parham said Matta is not considered to be in connection with any other indecent exposure incidents on campus.
Matta was identified as a student in police documents but is not listed on the Penn State Directory.
Police said Matta followed the female out of a residence hall lounge, where they both were seated, when he asked her if he could have a hug, police said. The female said Matta hugged her before she could give an answer, and after he finished the hug, she saw his genitals were hanging out of his pants zipper, police said.
When questioned by police, Matta said he did not intend to expose his genitals and that the zipper on his pants was broken and he was not wearing underpants, police said. When asked to locate the pants with the faulty zipper, Matta could not, police said.
After police asked him again if he knew his genitals were out of his zipper, Matta said he knew his genitals were out of his pants, but he thought his sweatshirt was long enough to cover them up, police said.
Matta’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 19, according to court documents.