A man and a woman accused of engaging in oral sex on a flight from Medford, Ore., to Las Vegas have pleaded guilty in federal court to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges.
Christopher Martin's lawyer, Lawrence Hill, said Thursday his client was remorseful, had suffered personally and professionally, and hoped to put the incident behind him. Originally, Martin's attorney said passengers on the plane exaggerated the events.
Attorney Michael Pariente, representing Jessica Stroble, 33, of Medford, didn't immediately respond to messages.
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge George Foley in Las Vegas fined Martin and Stroble $250 each.
The pair were issued summonses in Las Vegas charging them with lewd, indecent and obscene acts on an airplane following the June 21 Allegiant Air flight.
An FBI affidavit says passengers saw Martin, 44, exposing himself and engaging in acts four times with Stroble as they sat in their seats. When a flight attendant saw Martin kissing Stoble's exposed breasts, the couple was asked to stop, according to U.S. District Court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun. CAUTION: Graphic details in link.
After the story broke, Martin was put on a leave of absence from Troon Vineyard's in Grants Pass, Ore., where he was a director.