UPDATE 10-15-13: THE NCPD HAVE FINALLY RELEASED THE NAME OF THE SENIOR OFFICER ON THIS ARREST. IT IS SGT. JOHN MILLIGAN.
The daughter of the former owner of the New York Post, Kathryn Kalikow, is having a rough time managing life at a local rehab center in New Canaan, CT. Last night a New Canaan cop on cruise patrol was driving around the back roads of New Canaan near the celeb drug and sex addiction hospital SilverHill when the officer claims to have seen 27 year old Kalikow pulling up her pants while in the backseat of her car and then arrest her because she was performing what most consider a perfectly normal sexual act on her self – masturbation.
The news was first reported by the New Canaan Advertiser.
Kalikow made tabloid headlines when she was arrested in New York this March with her boyfriend for allegedly selling bags of heroin on Craigslist. Her real estate mogul Dad made public statements that they were going to get her in rehab and she plead not guilty.
The NCPD released her without bail thanks goodness because a late night arrest like that would have been a pain to post bail on. But we have to question how the local cop really saw Kalikow performing this private action in the backseat of her car to give him cause to call it public indecency?
Kalikow had a 11pm curfew and the arrest was at 10:30pm so it’s not like she was violating curfew.
The NCPD did not release the name of the arresting officer during their Monday press briefing and are not returning a FOI request for the name of the arresting officer – which under CT FOI laws has to be made public.
Attorney Frank DiScala who represented actor Erik Douglas on a sex related charge while he was at SilverHill in the 90’s and won an acquittal for Douglas thinks the NCPD arrest is ‘ludicrous and an invasion of privacy’.
DiScala told me in an interview today, “The punishment of public humiliation that the NCPD uses to provide very personal details to the press could qualify as being unconstitutional. These allegations, which are a private act, that almost every person could relate to do not need to be detailed to embarrass Ms. Kalikow.”
NCPD officer John DiFederico gave the press briefing today where he told reporters Ms. Kalikow told the police “she would drive from rehab to masturbate because it’s not allowed at her rehab.”
Really Officer DiFederico did all that have to be in the press brief?
What’s next will the New Canaan Town Council create an ordinance that no masturbation is allowed in ‘The Next Station to Heaven’? It’s not like she was standing on the road doing it or even on a high traffic street. She was on Millport Ave near East Ave in the backseat of her property (a car).
Kathryn Kalikow is due in court over this silly misdemeanor arrest on October 23rd.