Crime

Cable worker is accused of exposing himself to a customer's child

Bradley Brooks
Bradley Brooks

A former Time Warner Cable employee was arraigned in Fayette District Court on Thursday afternoon on a charge that he exposed himself to a 7-year-old girl during a service call last summer.

Bradley P. Brooks, 32, is charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse involving a victim under 12 years old. He also is charged with DUI in a separate matter.

According to court documents, Brooks pleaded not guilty and was released to his mother after she posted a $525 bond. He is to have no contact with the victim, wear an ankle monitor, stay at his mother's home, and take random drug and alcohol tests. Brooks is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 8, the documents said.

Brooks was on a service call July 14 at a Lexington home when a woman asked her daughter to take him to the cable router located in the basement, according to court records.

The child later told police in an interview that Brooks exposed himself and touched himself in her presence, a police affidavit says.

According to the document, Brooks later told officers that he had left his cellphone where the child could have seen it, suggesting that she had seen nude photos of Brooks on the phone.

But police said they searched the phone and determined that the child would have had to scroll through at least 23 photos on the phone to find the nude photos.

Officers also said they interviewed a woman to whom Brooks purportedly sent nude pictures of himself. She told police she never received the pictures, according to information filed with the court.

Police arrested Brooks on the DUI charge about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Midland Avenue and East Second Street after he allegedly was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

Time Warner Cable spokesman Michael Pedelty said Brooks no longer works for the company.

"We take this kind of allegation very seriously, and we are working with local police as they conduct their investigation," Pedelty said.

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