Police: Prostitution Refusal Leads Would-be Pimp To Spit, Expose Self
WILKES-BARRE — A city man kicked a woman out of his home after she refused to prostitute herself to make him money, then began spitting at her and exposing himself during a confrontation on the street, according to police.
Joseph Christopher Josulevicz, 58, of 2 N. Diamond St., is accused of revealing his genitals several times while cursing at the woman — including once in the presence of a police officer.
According to a police affidavit, officers were dispatched to the area of Josulevicz’s home about 4:45 p.m. Thursday to a report of a man and woman throwing things at each other in the road.
Police contacted the woman, who reported she had been staying with Josulevicz because she had nowhere else to go, and that Josulevicz wanted her to prostitute herself out to earn him money, according to the affidavit.
When the woman refused, Josulevicz began arguing with her and kicked her out, throwing her belongings outside, police said.
Employees of the nearby Falzone Towing Service told police Josulevicz came to the corner of Diamond Avenue and Stevens Road yelling and spitting on the woman, and that he nearly struck them with saliva as well.
Josulevicz said he would beat up the employees and threatened to come back to the towing business at night and damage vehicles in the lot, police said.
On several occasions, Josulevicz pulled the shorts he was wearing aside to reveal his genitals while cursing at the woman, according to police. An officer talking to the witnesses also observed Josulevicz expose himself while cursing at the woman, police said.
Police say Josulevicz smelled of alcohol and failed to follow their instructions to stop his behavior.
Officers charged Josulevicz with three counts each of indecent exposure and harassment, as well as one count each of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Magisterial District Judge Donald L. Whittaker arraigned Josulevicz on Thursday night and ordered him jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $50,000.
A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 29.