BATAVIA, N.Y. (CBS/WIVB/AP) Suzanne Corona, the 41-year-old wife and mother from western New York who was charged with adultery for having sex in public, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of public lewdness.
Corona agreed to the plea deal Thursday in a city court in her hometown of Batavia, which is midway between Buffalo and Rochester.
The charge was filed by Genesee County prosecutors after police say Corona and another man who wasn't her husband were engaging in a sex act on a park picnic table in full view of several adults with children.
The adultery charge came as somewhat of a shock to Corona who maintains that the story was greatly exaggerated and that only "his genitals were exposed perhaps by the zipper, but that's it."
While adultery is not often prosecuted, Corona's actions definitely fit the definition of "lewd," which, according to the Free Dictionary, is any type of behavior that is deemed morally impure or unacceptable in a sexual sense; open and public indecency tending to corrupt the morals of the community; gross or wanton indecency in sexual relations.
As a result of her lewdness, Corona faces a fine and possibly probation, but will not have to do any jail time.
The man arrested with Corona, 29-year-old Justin Amend, has also pleaded guilty to public lewdness.
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