LAKELAND, FLORIDA -- A controversial atheist activist, accused of simulating a sex act in the presence of a child, was expected to bond out of a Polk County jail late Friday after a court appearance earlier in the day.
Ellenbeth Wachs of Lakeland didn't a say a word in the courtroom.
Her neighbor, though, had plenty to tell the judge.
Otto Lehman testified Wachs made sexual noises near a window inside her home to keep his 10-year-old son from playing basketball in the driveway, and that it has scarred the boy.
"He's very fearful of even going outside right now," Lehman explained.
He and prosecutors argued Wachs' actions, including allegedly repeatedly yelling, "Oh, John," make her enough of a threat to the community to keep her in jail without bond.
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