Former Lebanon (Mo.) Schools administrator faces sexual misconduct charges

LEBANON, Mo. -- A former Lebanon Schools administrator faces charges of sexual misconduct. Laclede County prosecutors charged Thomas Luthy, 80, with three counts of sexual misconduct.

Prosecutors say one of those incidents happened outside the Lebanon YMCA in April. A 17-year-old boy told police he was playing games and listening to music in his car before work. He says Luthy pulled up next to him and ask him to get into his car. When the boy refused, he says Luthy got into his car and reached up his pants through a hole in his jeans.

The other two incidents reportedly happened at The Mall in Lebanon. In those incidents, investigators say Luthy exposed himself to a nine-year-old boy and a 59 year old man in the mall's bathroom on two separate occasions in 2018.

Lebanon schools confirms that Luthy worked for the district from the early 1960s until he retired as the assistant superintendent in 2000.