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Couple in Surreptitious Sex Video Plead Innocent in Unrelated Case

September 18, 1991

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A couple arrested after being videotaped through a window while they had sex in their condominium pleaded innocent Wednesday to separate misdemeanor charges.

Janet Paddock and Alfred Stephens entered written pleas in county court to three disorderly conduct charges. A pretrial conference was set for Oct. 15.

The charges accused them of swimming in a condo pool with Paddock partly nude, having sex in the condo hot tub, and locking themselves in a ladies restroom with the intent of having sex.

Last month, a neighbor used a home video camera to tape the pair through window blinds while they made love in the bathroom of their ground-floor condominium. The tape was given to police who arrested them on felony charges of lewd and lascivious behavior in front of a minor because youngsters could see them from the pool nearby.

Prosecutors decided against the felony charge, which carries up to a 15- year prison term, and instead filed the misdemeanor charges.

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