A model and photographer who were arrested last year are now pleading guilty to “misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges” after conducting a nude shoot at a public mall.
Shortly after 11am on April 8th 2017, model Chelsea Guerra, 22, and photographer Michael Warnock, 64, were arrested at the mall in the 4100 block of William Penn Highway, Monroeville. Guerra, who also uses the modeling pseudonym ‘Fox Jane,’ has admitted they probably should have picked a more discreet location.
Further charges were dropped against the pair as part of a plea deal which further saw both of them fined $300. According to TribLive, Guerra was posing for photos in the public space “wearing only thigh-high black stockings and high-heeled shoes, while Warnock took photos.”
Guerra was allegedly paid $300 by Warnock after responding to his advert for a nude model on Craigslist. She fiercely defended the shoot, denying it was seedy, and rather, declared it was about “creating art.” Speaking to upgruv.com a couple of months after the arrest, she described it as “honest work” that she undertook to fund her college education.
I didn’t know [it was illegal] at the time, and really, in hindsight, all I can say is that my intent or what I was trying to do was not be obscene and shocking to people and offend people. I was only there to do an art project for a photographer.
Warnock’s initial charges were criminal solicitation, indecent exposure, conspiracy, disorderly conduct, and two counts of possession of controlled substances.