Skip to comments.Peeping Charge for Local Man in Beach Bathroom Sex Case [sting operation netted 18 homosexual pervs]
Posted on 06/22/2012 5:50:49 PM PDT by kevcol
A Santa Monica resident is among 14 men charged with misdemeanors after a sting by Manhattan police found they were allegedly using a public restroom as meeting place for sex.
The Manhattan Beach Police Department announced in April that it had arrested 18 men after six undercover sex stings at one of the city's beachfront bathrooms. During their investigation, police alleged they found holes drilled in the partitions of the bathroom stalls, graffiti depicting graphic sexual images, and men who hung out inside and outside the restroom for long periods of time.
Isauro Benivedes, 41, of Santa Monica, was charged last month with one count of looking through a hole into the interior of a bathroom using a camera or camcorder. Other men face charges that include engaging in a lewd act, solicitation and loitering to solicit, according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman.
Only one suspect has so far been convicted. William R. Jackson of East Sussex England has pleaded no contest to engaging in a lewd act and was ordered to serve one year of probation.
That the police department released the mens' names and booking photos in announcing the arrests, and that media (including Patch), published the identifying information, drew protest from the leaders of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. They contended the men, who at the time had not yet been charged, would be publically humiliated, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Darrel Cummings, the centers chief of staff, told the paper that media should have exercised more discretion before identifying the suspects.
Naturally we dont condone illegal activity of any kind, but these men havent been proven guilty and historically, charges such as those leveled against them have involved police entrapment. Publishing their photos serves no purpose other than to humiliate and destroy their lives.
The police department began its investigation after receiving tips from Los Angeles County Lifeguards who noticed the same were making frequent and prolonged trips to the restroom at Marine Street.
Detectives started monitoring various online chat rooms and social networking website and reportedly found discussions about the Marine Bathroom. "Based on the information gathered, MBPD learned the public restroom was being used as a meeting place for sexual activity," the department wrote in press release.
Sounds like that sentence was only a slap on his (limp) wrist.
The thought makes my eyes burn. And when I say “burn” I mean “smoke, bubble, melt and run down my face”.
Some guy, who has probably been everywhere and has every venereal disease under the sun, sticks his penis through this hole and a strange man, similarly riddled with disease, puts it in his mouth. Love is blind, they say.
So when does obama invite them all to the White House?
How can you possibly humiliate a man who hangs around public toilets looking through a hole at other guys taking a leak.
Is it possible?
Looks like quite a diverse group of jerks.
Love is colorblind. /s
Gross. I wouldn’t even do the hottest chick on the planet in a public restroom....I won’t even use a public restroom unless it is an EXTREME emergency.
Where is Barry’s mug shot???
Kenyan poser does Glory Holes.
If you would only let them marry, they wouldn’t have anonymous multi-partner sex in public bathrooms.
I'm sorry, I can't help but laugh. Freak comes all the way from England, hoping to score some easy queer action in the Wild West (you know, like on the telly?!?), and ends up being the one poor slob actually convicted in a sting operation.
Hey, they’re perfectly normal like anyone else. Haven’t you ever wanted to take the Mrs. out for dinner and then hang out in a public restroom? C’mon, what’s wrong with you guys?
Hey!..the police acted stupidly.....We need a Penis Summit!< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZYsW_PxWAM its obvious there are a disporportinate number of men arrested here....
pathetic....and so stupid....
How many were conservative politicians?
What, no one stated that it’s genetic, they can’t help it, they were just born with an addiction to public toilets?