Cops: 6 Seniors Arrested, Accused Of Lewd Sex Acts In Connecticut Public Park

Police allege the area had been publicized online as a place to meet for sex.

August 22, 2019
Charles Ardito, Otto Williams, John Linartz, and Daniel Dobbins [Fairfield Police Department]

Photo by: Charles Ardito, Otto Williams, John Linartz, and Daniel Dobbins [Fairfield Police Department]

Charles Ardito, Otto Williams, John Linartz, and Daniel Dobbins [Fairfield Police Department]

By: Mike McPadden

Six individuals ranging in age from 62 to 85 allegedly face sex-related charges after being arrested in a conservation area in Connecticut, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Police allege five men and one woman were involved in "lewd and sexual activity" in the Grace Richardson Conservation Area on August 16.

Authorities said they set up surveillance around the area after it was referenced online as a place for people to meet up and have sex. The Connecticut Post reported the park was mentioned on at least one "City Hookup Guide" site.

Police have identified the accused as Charles Ardito, 75; Joyce Butler, 85; Richard Butler, 82; Daniel Dobbins, 67; John Linartz, 62, and Otto Williams, 62.

The suspects allegedly face charges that range from breach of peace to public indecency. All were reportedly released on promises to appear in court.

In an interview with The Smoking Gun, married couple Joyce and Richard Butler, who were among those arrested, maintained their innocence.

The Butlers reportedly have five adult children and 14 grandchildren. They told the site they had just gone for a drive and stopped for a rest.

In the interview, Joyce Butler said, "We were just sitting in the car to get a little air, and that was it. We've gone there for years. We used to take the children to go find golf balls years ago when they were little."

Richard Butler reportedly said he uses a walker and told The Smoking Gun, "I haven't had sex in maybe 10 years. I got no blood flow. I got three doctors that would back me up. What the f--- can I do in the f---ing front seat of a car?"

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