Saturday, May 8, 2010

Man arrested for lewdness

Borough Police charged a 50-year-old man with lewdness after an officer found him allegedly "exposed and masturbating" in his car at the intersection of Witherspoon and Nassau Streets on May 4.

An officer on foot patrol noticed that Paul Stuart, of North Brunswick, was apparently not wearing a seatbelt as he sat in traffic, police Lt. Nicholas Sutter said in an e-mail to The Daily Princetonian.

The officer then approached Stuart, who was the driver and sole occupant of the car. The officer saw Stuart allegedly “exposed and masturbating,” Sutter said.

Stuart was arrested and was later released on his own recognizance, Sutter said. He is due in court May 10 to face the lewdness charge, which is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey.

While this incident did not involve members of the University community, the campus has experienced five separate lewdness and criminal sexual contact incidents involving students or staff in roughly the past year.

By Henry Rome, staff writer


Anonymous said...

And the total of five cases of lewdness doesn't even count the unreported cases which occurred in 48 University Place.

Anonymous said...

Devil's advocate: he wasn't exposed. The officer couldn't see his pants were off until approaching about the seat belt. Obviously another victimless crime here. Or is it?