Christopher Martin, 44, and Jessica Stroble, 33, were detained by authorities in June after passengers complained about their Vegas bound flight sex tryst.
In August, a criminal complaint was filed against the amorous pair who apparently did not care who saw what they were doing..
Passengers aboard the Allegiant Airlines flight from Medford, Ore. were aghast and complained that Martin exposed his genitals more than once and engaged in oral sex acts with Stroble right in front of other passengers including children.
One passenger who has children said that the Vegas bound flight sex tryst was “not the sex education I wanted to give my teenage sons”.
Flight attendants repeatedly warned the couple to stop and were largely ignored although the couple reportedly did stop when drinks and snacks were served.
After the charges were filed, the then Troon Vineyards Director of Operations said in a letter on the Troon Vineyards website that the media was “misreporting” on the case.
He also wrote,
At this time, I would ask that you withhold judgment and let the legal system and due process decide the truth.
Somewhere along the line, and while on leave from the vineyard that his father owns, Martin changed his tune.
Both he and Stroble, a salon worker, pleaded guilty in absentia to a charge of disorderly conduct on Thursday.
They were fined $250 each.
They were initially charged with a federal misdemeanor of lewd, indecent and obscene acts on an airplane and could have faced up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.
The now repentant Martin, in a statement given to the Tribune said,
I have made many mistakes in my life, none greater than this one.
I have lost my job, my reputation and damaged the legacy I had worked 10 years to nurture and grow. I will learn from this and move on to the next chapter in my life.
Let’s hope so.