Two men were arrested on Sunday afternoon for allegedly having sex on a bench along the Old Champlain Canal walking trail in Waterford.
The Waterford Police Department received a call around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday that two men were engaged in sex. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Mark A. Beatty, 43, of Troy, and Steven Edgar Bowden Jr, 41, of Waterford, drinking alcoholic beverages from pint glasses, according to a news release. Both individuals were initially arrested for violation the village’s open container ordinance.
Police said their investigation then revealed the two men had sex while on the bench, which resulted in them being charged with public lewdness.
Beatty and Bowden are due in Town Court on Oct. 17.