Thursday, February 4, 2010

Scorned "lovers" get probation, community service for gluing man's members to stomach

For women who admitted to gluing their "lover's" penis to his stomach were sentenced to probation Tuesday in a Calument County, WI courtroom. Therese Ziemann, 48, of Menasha; Michelle Belliveau, 43, of Neenah; Wendy Sewell, 44, of Kaukauna; and 31-year-old Tracy Hood-Davis of Fond du Lac were all sentenced to a year on probation after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct charges. Ziemann was also convicted of battery in the incident. Judge Donald Poppy heard the women's pleas and meted out punishments in separate hearings. The defendants also have to serve out community service.

Prosecutors say Ziemann lured Donessa Davis, 37, Hood-Davis' husband, to a Stockbridge motel on July 30. After tying him to the bed under the pretense of sex, Ziemann called the other women to the room. The women berated him before Ziemann struck him and glued his penis to his body.

Belliveau was the lone defendant of the four who didn't have a sexual relationship with Davis.

The case garnered attention from media outlets around the world. Belliveau's attorney, Ralph Sczygelski, criticized the coverage, saying it was driven by "sex, sex, sex in the media." The defendants and their lawyers said the events in the motel room went beyond anything they had planned.

Ziemann said she was angry because her minor daughter's number was in Davis' cell phone and that the penis gluing was a spur of the momnet action. "I just wish that this never happened. It's taken a toll on everybody involved," she said to Judge Poppy. Sewell's attorney, Nila Robinson, stated that her client "wanted him to see her face and see how much pain he caused her,"
In closing, Judge Poppy berated Hood-Davis, stating the women whose husbands cheat on them tend to handle their business in divorce court, not by messing with members. "They don't set things in motion so people get all messed up with glue."

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