Man pleasures himself in police station while registering as a sex offender


Anthony Hardison 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly pleasuring himself inside a police station while registering as a sex offender, according to police in Washington.

The King County Sheriff's Office said that 50-year-old Anthony Hardison, was arrested after a female officer caught him pleasuring himself in front of her.

In court, Hardison pleaded not guilty to one count of assault. He was booked into the Seattle Correctional Facility, and his bail was set at $145,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Hardison was convicted of two counts of indecent exposure with sexual motivation for showing his private parts to bus drivers.

He was sentenced to register as a sex offender as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

While at the police station to register himself as a sex offender, a female police officer noticed that he was intentionally exposing his private parts.

The police officer said that she was shocked, angered and disgusted by the scene.

The offense was also captured on security surveillance video, which showed Hardison pleasuring himself in the lobby of the police station.

Hardison was also charged with possessing cocaine. Hardison is awaiting trial on a charge of assault in an unrelated incident.