Hoover ordered a full background check that he said could take between five and seven weeks. Campanelli will be sentenced after the investigation is complete. Campanelli apologized after the hearing.
"I'm sorry to the woman that I frightened," Campanelli said. "I am mortified by my behavior and take complete responsibility for my actions."
He also apologized to his family members, friends and colleagues. He called the support from his family "incredible."
"I let them down and I know how they feel," he said. "My goal is to somehow turn this into a positive and to become a better person, somebody worthy of their support."
John A. Campanelli, 46, exposed his genitals to a woman delivering the Akron Beacon Journal to his home on Glen Echo Drive about 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 7, according to a police report.
Campanelli met the woman at the end of his driveway to receive the newspaper as he had done many times before, the report says. This time, Campanelli greeted her with his genitals exposed through his plaid, flannel pajamas, the report says.
Campanelli told investigators that he usually urinates in his backyard when he checks on his chickens in the morning and that he may have forgotten to put his genitals back into his pajamas before meeting the deliverywoman, according to the report.
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