SUSSEX, Wis. (AP) _ Parents were aghast: Sex had come to Sussex.

This village outside Milwaukee fielded complaining calls from parents of young children Friday after sign painters stopped work after only painting the letters `SEX' on one side of a community water tower.

About a half dozen people called to complain, village administrator Chris Swartz said.

``There were more calls than we usually get on a village issue,'' he said. ``They were asking how they could explain it to their children if they asked.''

The painters completed the three letters Thursday, and, after a Friday morning rain let up, they added the ``SUS.''

``I wish in hindsight they would have started with the `SUS,''' Swartz said.