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Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To Couch Sex

Perp was caught in illicit tryst with discarded love seat

Couch Sex

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Sex With Couch

JUNE 24--A man who was caught last year having sex with a couch discarded on a Wisconsin street pleaded guilty this afternoon to a public lewdness charge.

During a hearing in Waukesha County Circuit Court, Gerard Streator, 47, copped to a misdemeanor charge stemming from September’s illicit curbside encounter.

Seen in the adjacent mug shot, Streator was sentenced to five months in jail (though the execution of the term was stayed) and placed on a year’s probation. Additionally, Streator was ordered to pay $243 in court costs, directed to “maintain absolute sobriety,” and barred from possessing “pornography of any kind.”

According to a criminal complaint sworn by a Waukesha City Police Department officer, Streator’s 11 PM furniture tryst was interrupted by an off-duty cop out jogging. Officer Ryan Edwards reported spotting “a subject leaning over the couch facing down and it looked like he was having sexual relations with someone on the couch.” Edwards added that he “could see the male’s hips thrusting up and down on the couch.”

When Edwards approached and yelled, “What are you doing?,” Streator dismounted the love seat and ran away. As the suspect fled, Edwards reported, he “could see that the defendant’s penis was erect.”

The officer concluded that Streator--who was alone--“had been thrusting his pelvic area against the cushions and trying to sexually gratify himself by rubbing his penis between the two cushions.”

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 jurist’s receipt of a court-ordered psychologist’s report. (2 pages)