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NEW YORK: An American white woman and a black man, who were caught having sex in a Home Depot shed last month, were on Thursday sentenced for indecency in public.
The woman Emily Craig, 20, and Shaun Bowden, 31, were found in “various states of undress’’ in North Charleston in South Carolina state.
During court hearing on Thursday, the woman admitted to her guilt and was sentenced for 22 days in jail. Since she has already served these many days in jail, she was freed.
But the man Shaun Bowden didn’t show up in the court, forcing the judge to revoke his $400 bond and issuing warrants for his arrest. He has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The couple were arrested on August 29 after customers saw them going inside the shed at Home Depot, bolting the door behind them and remaining inside for a long time.
When the police came and entered the shed, they found the woman and the man in “various states of undress.’’
While the woman Emily Craig was “partially clothed, the top of her dress untied and hanging at her waist,’’ the man Shaun Bowden “had his pants down near his knees; his penis was exposed,’’ according to the police report.
The police report said, “The suspects were arrested and upon questioning, it became apparent that they were engaged in sexual intercourse within the shed. Also, during interrogation, the female suspect identified herself as Jessica Anna Craig with a date of birth of July 25, 1989. By finding documents inside her purse, this (information) was found to be false. The female suspect was identified as Emily Taylor Craig with a date of birth of January 13, 1993. Ms Craig was subsequently charged with the offense of disorderly conduct for creating alarm and being nuisance on the property of Home Depot; she was additionally charged with the offense of providing false information.’’
The male Shaun Bowden was “charged with the offense of disorderly conduct for creating alarm and being a nuisance on the property of Home Depot; he was additionally charged with indecent exposure for having his genitals within public view.’’
They were booked and sent to jail.