Floyd G. Slater Jr.

ITHACA, N.Y. — A man who has a history of exposing his genitals to women and masturbating in front of them could face years in prison, per a plea he accepted on March 22.

Floyd G. Slater Jr., 25, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor public lewdness and felony second-degree burglary at the Tompkins County Court. He was originally charged with three additional counts of public lewdness for exposing his genitalia to woman multiple times over a period of about six months.

The most egregious of Slater’s actions happened on Feb. 18. According to court records, Slater followed a woman into a residential dormitory at Cornell University at Founders Hall, located near Gothics Way. The woman rushed into her room and locked the door, so Slater made his way to the all-female showers where a woman was  showering alone. He allegedly pulled back the shower curtain and began masturbating in front of her. The woman continuously screamed and Slater ran away.

But Slater also had other recent indiscretions.

Here is a list of the new allegations against, per court documents:

  • Sept. 15, 2017: Slater allegedly exposed his penis to a female customer at Wegmans
  • Nov. 11, 2017:  Slater allegedly exposed his penis to a female customer at Wegmans
  • Dec. 28, 2017: Slater allegedly had six long guns in a room at his home, which is in violation of his probation.  (He said the guns belonged to his grandfather.)
  • Jan. 19, 2018: Slater allegedly exposed his penis and masturbated in his car at Stewart Park so women could see him. He also is accused of following them in his vehicle and was seen near Ithaca High School.
  • Jan. 24, 2018: Slater suspended from the Sex Offender Accountability and Responsibility Program, which is a requirement for his probation.

Slater was serving 10 years of probation for a 2013 second-degree attempted rape conviction plea. Court records state that Slater was 20 years old when he raped a female who was 14-year-old or younger on two occasions. He also had other sexual contact with the person multiple times over the course of about a month.

He served six months in jail for the conviction.

According to Slater’s new plea, Assistant District Attorney Diane Lama will recommend 3-7 years in prison for the burglary charge and 90 days for the public lewdness. Slater was represented by attorney Jerome Mayersak.

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.