Sex solicitors to wear chicken suit

July 27, 2007 at 4:15 PM
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PAINESVILLE, Ohio, July 27 (UPI) -- A Painesville, Ohio, judge has ordered three men convicted of soliciting sex to take turns wearing a yellow chicken suit.

Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti sentenced Daniel Chapdelaine, Martin Soto and Fabian Rodriguez-Ramirez to wear the costume while carrying a sign reading: "No Chicken Ranch in Painesville," the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Friday.

The sign is a reference to a legal Nevada brothel called the "World Famous Chicken Ranch."

All three men pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of soliciting sex from an undercover Painesville police officer.

The chicken suit, which is on loan from a local woman who uses it to cheer up hospice patients, is being worn by the men as part of an agreement to suspend their 30-day jail sentences.

"We're trying to send a strong message that we won't tolerate this activity in the city," said Painesville probation supervisor David Washlock.

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