View Full Version : NY Woman Charged With Adultery. Good!

06-08-2010, 04:33 PM
Batavia Police Department
Suzanne Corona was only the 13th person in the state to be charged with adultery since 1972.

Invoking a law seldom used in the past 38 years, police in western New York charged a married woman with adultery last week, after she was spotted having sex with a man on a picnic table in a public park, in full view of children.

Police in Batavia, located between Rochester and Buffalo, arrested Justin Amend, 29, and Suzanne Corona, 41, and charged them both with public lewdness on Friday, after hearing of the incident from a woman who had spotted the two at the park.

Because Corona is married, she was also charged with adultery, which according to a letter to the editor in the New York Times, has been a crime in New York state since 1907. The crime is considered a class B misdemeanor, and if convicted, a person can face up to 90 days in jail or a fine of $500.

The law states that “a person is guilty of adultery when he engages in sexual intercourse with another person at a time when he has a living spouse, or the other person has a living spouse.”

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services told the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester that Corona was only the 13th person in the state to be charged with adultery since 1972. Of the others, only five were convicted, the paper reported.

Batavia Police Department
Justin Amend, 29, was charged with public lewdness.

Raoul Felder, 74, a prominent New York divorce attorney whose clients have included former Mayor Giuliani, said the law poses all sorts of strange questions.

“What happens with gay couples?” he said.

Gay marriage is not legal in New York, but the state does recognize gay marriages that took place outside of the state.

“Would New York extradite someone for it?” Felder said.

Officer Eric Hill, a spokesman for Batavia police, told the paper in Rochester that police officers are aware of the law, but seldom employ it.

“It’s not very often you have people engaging in sexual activity in a park in broad daylight,” he told the paper.

“This particular circumstance met all the criteria for the charge.”

06-08-2010, 05:22 PM
off the mark....but Batavia brought back an old memory.
I took my Mom and two sisters out to Batavia Downs, a harness racing track. I paid for all the bets, and it seemed none of us ever liked the same horse, so every race cost me four bets... We went "ofer" the night, and think I was broke before the last race.
Betting on the ponies is one thing, the sport of Kings....and in Australia...it's the national pastime...the entire family goes to the track....
Betting on a horse pulling a cart is like betting on Palin to win the Ididarod. Your horse is all alone coming down the home stretch, and he breaks stride...probably because the jockey is standing up, pulling hard on the reins to slow him down.
The all time best trotter....Bret Hanover, undefeated, as I remember, and a winner of the Triple Brown Jug....he also might have been the best all time stud, as he sired many great horses.
In the thoroughbreds....Native Dancer was the best stud ever...imo.
So what has this to do with adultery....there must be a connection somewhere....these horses got paid to perform adultery????.....

06-08-2010, 05:40 PM