Report: New Hampshire Motor Speedway GM charged with indecent exposure

New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens was reportedly arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewdness.

According to a report in the New Hampshire Union Leader, New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens, 53, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewdness after an alleged sexual encounter with a 19-year-old in the parking lot of a Manchester, New Hampshire nursing home.

The newspaper reported that Gappens approached Kendra Johnson at about 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 21. She entered his Toyota Sequoia SUV and the two drove to the back of the Hanover Hill Nursing Home. There, police reported that the two were observed "engaged in a sexual act," according to the newspaper.

Gappens’ attorney, Tom Reid, issued a statement to local news agencies in New Hampshire that read, in part: "Mr. Gappens acknowledges using poor judgment that has resulted in a misdemeanor charge that is both embarrassing and devastating to him and his family, and for that he sincerely apologizes. He regrets his actions. While he made a bad decision, he did not, in my opinion, engage in conduct that violates the referenced statute or any other criminal law. Mr. Gappens cooperated fully with the police and we hope to have this difficult situation resolved soon."

Gappens has held his positions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since 2008. He is married and has three children, according to the track’s website.