An off-duty police officer found a prostitute and her customer behind a stone wall in South Norwalk just before 5 p.m. Tuesday doing what defines them as prostitutes and customers, according to police reports. The two suspects were arrested.
Norwalk police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the incident:
An off-duty police officer noticed the two, each with his or her pants down, in the midst of a sexual act on the grounds of the AT&T building at 15 Madison Ave. The woman, Lorraine Conception, 50, of Putnam Avenue, Norwalk, said she was with her boyfriend.
But the man, Benny Santiago, 54, of Fort Point Street, Norwalk, said he had paid the woman $20 to have sex with her. He also had a small amount of marijuana on him.
Conception was charged with prostitution, third-degree criminal trespass and public indecency. Santiago was charged with patronizing a prostitute, third-degree criminal trespass, public indecency, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, illegal possession of drugs near a school, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Santiago and Conception were each initially held on $5,000 bond and, if they posted bond, were to appear Oct. 31 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.