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Monday, 19 August 2013
Southern Oregon winery director on leave after alleged sex acts with woman on plane!
The operations director of a Grants Pass winery has been put on an
indefinite leave of absence after he was accused of engaging in sex acts
with a woman during a June flight to Las Vegas.
Troon Vineyards announced on its Facebook page
Monday that Christopher J. Martin, 44, of Grants Pass, has been
replaced by an acting operations director and that he has an attorney.
Martin’s father is the company's president.
Martin and Jessica L.
Stroble, 33, of Medford, face federal charges of lewd, indecent and
obscene acts on an airplane. The charges, filed last week in U.S.
District Court in Las Vegas, stem from an Allegiant Airlines flight from Medford to Las Vegas on June 21.
two each could face up to 90 days in prison, a $500 fine or both if
convicted, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. They
are scheduled to appear in federal court on Aug. 28 in Nevada.
passengers on the same flight told investigators similar accounts of
Martin and Stroble performing sex acts on each other and exposing
genitalia three times: as the plane took off, after drink and snack
service and again toward the end of the flight, the affidavit said.
flight attendants told them to stop what they were doing on separate
occasions, the affidavit said. One passenger told one of the flight
attendants, "this is not the sex education I wanted to give my teenage
sons," according to the affidavit.
Martin and Stroble were escorted by Las Vegas police officers off the plane when it landed.