ITHACA, N.Y. — A man pleaded guilty Friday to a charge that says he masturbated in front of a woman against her will at Cornell University, court records show.

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Bradley P. Hannula, 22, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for public lewdness after Cornell University Police say he followed a woman in his vehicle while masturbating July 27 on Cradit Farm Drive on Cornell’s north campus.

He’s schedule to be sentenced on Dec. 18.

Police say he asked a woman for directions and, when she walked up to his window, was masturbating. When the woman walked away, court records show that Hannula made a U-turn and drove by her again still masturbating.

At a previous court appearance, Assistant District Attorney Wendy Franklin said in court, “This is not the first time he has been arrested on these types of acts.”

She referenced a previous charge and said Hannula confessed to police on video to being at Cornell twice within the same week masturbating in public.

According to court documents, a police investigator asked Hannula:

“What were you doing when she walked up to your car?”

Hannula responded, “I had my (expletive) out.”

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.