Waukesha, WI – A Wisconsin man, who was arrested last year for taking the term love seat literally, has pled guilty to public lewdness. The divan driller was sentenced to five months in jail and will pay associated court fines.
Around 11 pm, on September 3, 2012, an off-duty officer, Ryan Edwards, jogged along North University Drive and noticed the furniture fornicator – 47-year-old Gerard Streator – in the act, reports the Huffington Post.
At first Officer Edwards assumed the white male was engaging in a public sex act with another individual on the abandoned curbside couch and neared to investigate.
Upon further inspection by the officer, Streator was seen sexually gratifying himself, thrusting his erect penis in between two cushions of a discarded yellow sofa. No other individuals were present.
The probable cause statement, available on the Smoking Gun, says Streator was originally arrested and charged with a single count of lewd and lascivious behavior for publicly exposing his genitals – a Class A misdemeanor. Streator faced a possible penalty of a $10,000 fine or nine months in jail, or with the discretion of the court, both.
Instead Streator copped to a misdemeanor charge stemming from September’s illicit curbside encounter and was sentenced to serve five months. He’s also been barred from possessing pornography of any kind, ordered to maintain absolute sobriety, and he must pay $243 in court costs.
Streator’s guilty plea came two months after a circuit court judge ruled that he was competent to stand trial, a decision that followed the receipt of a court-ordered psychologist’s report.
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