WEST CHESTER >> Beware the geek.
That’s, for those who’re aspiring to creep onto an acquaintance’s property at midnight to unbuckle your pants and expose your self, you may need to decide whether or not there’s a tech-nerd within the family.
Gerald Ollin Williamson failed to take action, and was thus unknowingly captured on a classy infrared safety digital camera system outdoors the home of a lady he knew, skulking round at midnight and apparently making an attempt to pleasure himself whereas he thought all inside have been asleep.
In Widespread Pleas Courtroom Decide David Bortner’s courtroom on Wednesday, the decide and others within the courtroom have been capable of watch a collection of video clips that confirmed a person witnesses recognized as Williamson stroll as much as the home in Caln, wander round at the hours of darkness, and ultimately unbuckle his trousers and masturbate. The house owners of the home, who had arrange the laser activated safety system, ultimately scared the intruder away after having been tipped off to his presence.
The house owners — a person and spouse — have been shocked to find later that the person who had intruded onto their property was Williamson, who the spouse knew as a member of her church, a person who had been to their residence for a choir rehearsal, and who she had simply seen at a church-sponsored outing, a Halloween hayride.
“I assumed it was gross,” stated the spouse, whose identify is being withheld by the Day by day Native Information due to the character of the fees towards Williamson. “My first impression was ‘Anyone wants assist.’”
On the conclusion of a quick non-jury trial at which Williamson, fifty one, of Sadsbury represented himself, Bortner discovered him responsible of a single rely of loitering and prowling at night time, a 3rd-diploma misdemeanor. Bortner discovered Williamson not responsible, nevertheless, of the extra critical crime of indecent publicity, although clearly the person captured on the video surveillance tapes had pulled down his pants and was manipulating himself outdoors the house.
Bortner dominated that to be discovered responsible of the crime of indecent publicity, a defendant have to be proven to have uncovered themselves “in anywhere the place there are current different individuals beneath circumstances by which she or he is aware of or ought to know that this conduct is more likely to offend, affront or alarm.” As a result of the spot the place Williamson was captured on tape was in in any other case complete darkness, he couldn’t have thought that he can be seen and offend somebody, the decide…