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Bobbitt Found Guilty of Harassment

January 28, 2000 GMT

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) _ John Wayne Bobbitt, who made national headlines after his then-wife Lorena Bobbitt cut off his penis in 1993, was found guilty of harassment Wednesday.

Bobbitt, 32, was sentenced to time served for the Nov. 2 altercation with a former girlfriend, adult film star Desiree A. Luz. He was jailed 17 days before posting the $50,000 bond. The court also ordered him to not contact or communicate with Ms. Luz.

``I was innocent,″ said Bobbitt outside the courthouse. ``I wasn’t prepared for the defense, and I was innocent.″

Bobbitt’s ex-wife was found innocent by reason of insanity after she argued she cut off her husband’s penis because he was abusive.

After surgery reattached his penis, Bobbitt made a number of adult films and worked in a Nevada brothel. In North Tonawanda, he had worked as a bartender and tow truck operator.