Six Senior Citizens Arrested for Allegedly Having Group Sex in Public Park Area

Police arrested six people, all over the age of 60, for allegedly having group sex in a conservation area on August 9 in the town of Fairfield, Connecticut. Among those arrested was an 82-year-old man and his 85-year-old wife, the only woman in the group.

According to the Associated Press, the ages of the six ranged between 62 and 85.

Police say the Grace Richardson conservation area had been publicized online as a place for folks as a meetup to have sex, or "hook up," according to an online "City Hookup Guide." The Fairfield Police's Quality of Life Unit and the Special Services Unit worked together to set up surveillance to catch people in the act. The police spotted violations of sexual and lewd activities from the six seniors.

The six seniors arrested were Daniel Dobbins, 67, Otto D. Williams, 62, Charles L Ardito, 75, John Linartz, 62, Richard Butler, 82, and his wife, 85-year-old Joyce Butler. They all face multiple charges from public indecency to breach of peace. They were released from authorities after each of them made a promise to appear in court.

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Six seniors, aged 62 to 85 were arrested for having sex in a public park in Fairfield, Connecticut. Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty

Dobbins has a prior arrest in 2017 after witnesses told police they saw him walking naked in another park. Police found him in his car with a shirt and shorts draped over him, with no underwear. He allegedly told police he was naked for medical purposes.

Fairfield Police Capt. Robert Kalamaras said law enforcement is staying committed to keep public areas "appropriate and safe."

Various websites and magazines might have lists of best places in a city to take a date, best cities for date nights or even the best cities for casual sex. Then there are sites and mobile apps that have lists of places for a "hook-up," or even the best places to hook up for Tinder sex.

According to criminaldefenselawyer.com, a charge of having sex in public is considered a misdemeanor. Whereas a handful of states criminalize sexual activity in public, Many have a broad stroke of how they cover sexual and lewd conduct.

The site goes on to say there is very little defense if charged with sex in public.

"A charge of sex in public, while amusing to discuss in the abstract, is a lot less funny when you have to appear in court to answer it," the site says.

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