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Peeping Tom fined, placed under one-year CD in Massena Court


MASSENA - A Massena man charged with looking in the window of a Parker Avenue residence and then pleasuring himself after he captured the attention of the female resident in the early morning hours of Sept. 22 has been fined and placed under a one-year conditional discharge.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson fined Jamie T. Pollard, 28, of 90 East Hatfield St., Apt. 38, Massena, $100 and a $205 surcharge and ordered him to pay a $50 fee to submit a DNA sample to the state database for a public lewdness conviction. The court also signed an order of protection directing him to stay away from the woman residing at the Parker Avenue residence.

Pollard had been charged with public lewdness and trespassing at 12:20 a.m. Sept. 22. Police said the woman reported she heard a noise at her window that she initially thought was her cat, but when she went outside to investigate she discovered a male standing in her driveway. She told police the male asked her if she wanted to have an intimate relationship with him and when she rejected his sexual advance he started moving toward her.

The woman told police she raced back inside her residence and locked her door. Police said the woman noticed Pollard was engaged in a solo sex act.

“I was highly intoxicated and walking home,” Pollard said in the statement he provided police, noting he had gone to a friend’s house on Howard Street after work. “I was walking between the houses for a shortcut, and I could see someone in the window. What I could see turned me on.”

Pollard, in his statement, said he continued heading toward his residence after the confrontation with the woman on Parker Avenue. “I was looking for more houses with lights on to do the same thing,” he noted.

Police said their effort to identify the man that had engaged in the activity was aided by a witness description of his clothing, which was linked to the shirts worn by employees at a national chain restaurant in Massena.

Pollard had been charged in November 2009 with engaging in a similar sex act in front of a Market Street apartment window for the second time in 14 months.

Pollard had been charged in that case with public lewdness, second-degree reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal tampering and two counts of trespassing, village police said. He was accused of engaging in that sex act in front of a then 19-year-old Potsdam man’s apartment window.

The teenager then reportedly chased him across a roof top and punched him several times in the face while on the Potsdam Town Hall roof. An unidentified 15-year-old girl watched the attack, police said.

Police found Pollard lying on the town hall roof naked with a cut on his head. He was treated at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, but became disruptive while there, police said.

The teenager was charged with attempted second-degree assault, acting in a manner to injure a child under age 17 and two counts of trespassing, police said.

Pollard was charged in September 2008 with public lewdness and unlawful possession of marijuana after Potsdam Village Police received a complaint that he was engaged in that same solo sex act near the window of a Market Street apartment. Police said they found him near a window wearing a thong.

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