Crime
Crime

Man Feuds with Neighbor, Posts Phony Craigslist Orgy Ad

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Once upon a time, if you wanted to get back at someone you would order a pizza delivered to their house. You'd stand there and laugh, close your door and get back to watching reruns of Alice.

But here in the 21st century, you post a phony ad advertising a free orgy at their house, apparently.

Back in April 2010, Philip Conran was having some kind of feud with his nextdoor neighbor in West Hartford, Connecticut. So Conran posted an ad on Craigslist, calling for men to go to the house to participate in an orgy. 

"40 [year-old] married West Hartford soccer mom ... looking for group sex!" the ad read in part, according to The Hartford Courant.

About a dozen men showed up, ranging in age from late teens to an "80-year-old guy who looked like Santa Claus," police said at the time.

One man showed up at the wrong house and groped a teenage girl. In June that individual pleaded guilty to sex assault and got 90 days in jail.

In connection to that crime, however, Conran was charged with risk of injury to a child, to which he pleaded guilty. On Wednesday he was sentenced to three years probation and 200 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay for an alarm system for the neighbor's house.

Conran's attorney said Conran regrets his actions.