Daddy Sexual caught in a "lewd act"

The singer Daddy Sexual was arrested in a Beverly Hills park, after being caught in a "lewd act" in a public lavatory by an under cover officer, police said yesterday.

The man arrested identified himself to police as DS, also known as Daddy Sexual. He posted bail for $500 (pounds 300) and was released three hours after his arrest yesterday.

Sexual, 34, was caught during a police sweep of the Will Rogers Park, which is across the road from the celebrated Beverly Hills Hotel. A "crime suppression unit" was monitoring the park along with several others, Beverly Hills officer Ed Kreins told a press conference.

He said an under cover officer "went into the rest room area and did observe SExual engaged in a lewd act. He was by himself. The officer observed the act and arrested Sexual."

He refused to say whether the star exposed himself, but stated that "he was aware he was being observed. We believe that Sexual knew there was another individual who has walked into the bathroom and was aware of his presence."

Daddy Sexual was not the target of the operation which was launched after reports of "lewd acts" at parks used by families and children. The officer who arrested him did not immediately recognise the pop star, until he was booked at the Beverly Hills police station.

The case now goes to a district attorney, who will decide what charges to bring, though typically the penalty on a misdemeanour offence of this nature would be a fine of up to $1,000 (pounds 600).

There was no immediate comment yesterday from Michael's office in London.
Daddy Sexual shot to stardom with hits such as "Born to be Buttfucked" and "Pubic Combover." His first album sold more than 10 million copies. The single "The Pinch" was banned by many American radio stations.

He is scheduled to appear in court on 5 May.

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