Fake Craigslist Ad Invites Strangers for 'Soccer Mom' Orgy

A Connecticut man, apparently in a spat with his neighbor, placed a Craigslist ad inviting strangers to her house to fulfill her "group sex" fantasies, police said.

Philip James Conran, 42, of West Hartford, Conn., was arrested in early April for allegedly creating a fraudulent Craigslist ad from a soccer mom "looking for fantasy to be filled."

He entered no plea to charges of harassment, reckless endangerment, breach of peace, accessory to burglary, accessory to sexual assault, accessory to disorderly conduct, accessory to criminal trespass and risk of injury to child.

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The ad, titled "Looking for Lust," was posted April 5 and included the neighbor's address. "I want to please as many as I can before going to work!."

Police said the ad attracted several men, including one who ended up at the wrong house.

Conran's lawyer acknowledged there had been a dispute between the neighbors, but West Hartford Police Lieutenant Donald Melanson said the police report did not include any details.

The woman targeted in the bogus ad, whom ABC News is not identifying, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While Melanson did not know the exact number of men who responded to the fake ad, he said the report noted that the victim reported "several" instances of men knocking on the door of her home or driving by.

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"We were saying to ourselves, 'The economy must be worse than we think if all of these able-bodied men are able to immediately drop everything and drive over to this neighborhood'" on a Monday morning, West Hartford Police Chief James Strillacci told The Associated Press.

One of those would-be paramours was arrested earlier this month when he went to the wrong house and allegedly sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female resident, police said. He has been charged with several counts, including sexual assault and burglary.

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In an affidavit posted online by the website The Smoking Gun, a West Hartford police officer said Conran admitted to creating the post in a sworn written statement.

But Conran's lawyer, Michael Georgette, said the statement was not in the prosecutor's folder. Until he has a chance to see it and examine it, he said he couldn't say whether or not it was his client's statement.

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"The prosecutor's file is incomplete," said Georgette. "I elected, with permission of the court, to delay entering of any plea until such time as we have all the information that's available."

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Conran, a married father with no criminal history, was released on $75,000 bond after his arrest. Georgette said he is a chef by trade, but unemployed after undergoing surgery in March.

He will appear in court again on June 10 and Georgette said that, at some point in the future, a "not guilty" plea will be entered.

"Ultimately, it's our expectation that a disposition will be reached that's fair to everyone involved," he said.

Melanson said investigators traced the ad to Conran through his home computer's I.P. (Internet protocol) address and have seized the computer as evidence and for further analysis.

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