Couple ordered to stand trial for allegedly getting woman drunk, taking illicit photos

Jim Melwert
January 10, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Kelly Drucker of Holland and Larry Weinstein of Richboro leave their preliminary hearing on Jan. 10, 2019.

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WARMINSTER, Pa.  (KYW Newsradio) — A former Northampton Township supervisor and his girlfriend have been ordered to stand trial on charges that they tried to get a woman drunk so they could take naked pictures and videos of her.

A detective on Thursday read a lengthy text thread between Larry Weinstein and Kelly Drucker, as the two were trying to carry out what they called “the mission.” 

Weinstein texted Drucker telling her to spike the woman’s wine with grain alcohol. They then eagerly waited for her to use Drucker’s bathroom, where the couple had a spy-cam pointed at the toilet.

That woman testified at the preliminary hearing Thursday, saying she had bonded with Drucker over talks about their children. She said she thought she was just going out to dinner with a friend, but after a couple margaritas at a restaurant and half a glass of wine back at Drucker’s home, she started to throw up and eventually fell asleep on Drucker’s bathroom floor.

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She woke up without her pants on, but didn’t know why until months later when detectives showed her photos and the text messages — which were given to police after Drucker’s ex-husband found them in her phone.

The pictures were also found on Weinstein's iPad.

"She literally had no idea of their nefarious motives," said prosecutor Jennifer Schorn, "that they were going to spike her drinks, incapacitate her such that they were going to do unimaginable sexual things to her."

Weinstein was additionally charged with aggravated indecent assault, though Schorn tried unsuccessfully to add a charge of conspiracy to commit attempted rape.

"I firmly believe that because of their efforts to render our victim incapacitated such to the point she lost consciousness, we may never know what truly happened," she added.

But Bill Goldman, Weinstein’s attorney, argued anything above invasion of privacy is over-charging by prosecutors.

"It was one of fascination and curiosity and wanting to see, not touch, and not take any further action. It was voyeurism," he said.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 8 in Doylestown.