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‘Maple Syrup Man’ gets jammed up

December 19, 2018

BRIDGEPORT - The “Maple Syrup Man’ is in a jam after police said they found an unregistered assault rifle in his home.

Robert Somley, the Monroe landscaper who received notoriety for enticing a married woman to have sex with him with maple syrup and blueberry jam and then allegedly secretly video recording her, had just posted $150,000 bond for allegedly threatening to out his sex interest when he was arrested again on Wednesday.

Back to the slammer he went after a judge ordered him held on an additional $75,000 bond on the new charges of illegally possessing an assault weapon and possession of high capacity magazines.

“It reads badly but things are not always as they seem,” Somley’s lawyer, Thomas Cocco said. “The truth will come out through the judicial process.”

Police said the woman was helping Somley move out of the home he had been evicted from when Somley said he needed to take a break.

After about 20 minutes the woman went looking for Somley and found him in the home, naked watching pornography on a laptop, police said.

When the woman questioned what Somley was doing, police said he responded that he needed to relieve himself before continuing work.

Police said the woman left and went back to loading a trailer. But, after a short while, decided that she too needed to take a break.

When she went back into the home this time she found Somley naked and dribbling maple syrup on his body, police said.

Police said the woman confessed that this sight was a “turn on” for her and she demanded to be allowed to participate.

In addition to the syrup, police said the couple engaged in foreplay with blueberry jelly.

All the while, police said Somley was taking video of the situation.

When the woman found out there was video, police said she demanded that Somley delete it all, but he refused.

The 52-year-old Somley was arrested for violating a protective order when police said he told the victim’s best friend that she needed to tell the victim, “that if she did not drop all the charges he would completely destroy her, that he would go public with her name.”

When police later went to Somley’s home to secure any weapons he has they said they found an unlicensed AK-47 rifle and nine high-capacity magazines.

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