Maryland Prosecutor Resigns After Sex-Act Conviction

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Edward “Ellis” Rollins has resigned as the top prosecutor in Cecil County, Md., after he was arrested for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct, for having sex, standing naked and other related acts at the sliding glass door of a hotel room while he was attending a conference of the Maryland State’s Attorneys Association, the Washington Post reports. He committed the acts while four tourists, a security officer and two Ocean City, Md., police officers watched. Rollins, 61, was convicted by a jury in December. Judge Brian Shockley today imposed a $1,000 fine and a 90-day jail sentence, with all time suspended, plus 100 hours of community service, 18 months of supervised probation and mental health treatment.

At his trial, Rollins’ lawyer did not deny that Rollins and his wife enjoyed various carnal relations next to the sliding glass door of their hotel room. The lawyer said Rollins’ wife testified she had no idea anyone was watching from the adjacent condominiums. Four Pennsylvania women who spotted the activity on two different days said it wasn’t the sex as much as Rollins’ naked dancing and posing at the sliding glass door that offended them. Two women said they called security when they saw a naked man across from them dancing at the sliding glass door to his balcony, squatting, posing, and masturbating.

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