Ex-security guard who was caught in lewd act at Chargers game accepts plea deal

A security guard who was caught on camera pleasuring himself while working at a Chargers game last season decided to accept a plea deal in his case. 

According to 10news.com in San Diego, the unnamed man entered a guilty plea to one count of committing a lewd act in public. As part of his sentence, the man will be placed on probation for three years, and he'll also have to attend counseling. 

One upside for the man is that he won't have to register as a sexual offender for the incident, which took place back in Week 15 of the NFL season when the Chargers were hosting the Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. 

At some point during the game, a woman noticed that one of the security guards appeared to be pleasuring himself while standing just a few feet away from a group of cheerleaders, so she decided to take a video. After the game, the woman posted the video on social media, which sparked an investigation by both the Chargers and Elite Security, the company that runs security at their games.  

One woman who witnessed the lewd act said she was horrified. 

"I can't believe this was allowed. Such a complete disregard for public decency! I am truly horrified at this guard's lack of respect for women," the witness wrote on Instagram

After the game, which the Chargers lost 19-16, the team offered an immediate apology to the dozens of fans who were near the security guard. 

"We apologize to any fans who may have witnessed the incident," Chargers director of security Bill Stetson said in a December statement. "Elite Security is currently investigating the incident and has vowed to take immediate and appropriate action."

After Elite Security completed their investigation, the man was fired. The man also surrendered his security license less than two weeks after the incident. The security guard, whose name has been withheld, had no criminal history prior to December. 

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