Two people who bared themselves during a boat parade for charity last month have been charged with public lewdness.
Troopers used video footage shot by a spectator at the Christmas Parade of Boats on the Seneca River to identify Ricky E. Setzer, 34, and Cindy M. Cramer, 29, both of Brewerton.
Police claim the video shows Cramer topless and wearing a strand of Christmas lights as she spanks Setzer's naked backside.
"We've been doing (the parade) for 10 years now, and of all the things I've tried to ensure against . . . making sure there's no debris in the water, making sure everything is really safe, it never in my wildest dreams occurred to me that I would have to make sure that people didn't go dancing nude . . . in a kids' parade," said Patti White, an organizer.
Setzer and Cramer were charged with a misdemeanor count of public lewdness.
The Sept. 18 parade raised $18,000 for the Special Olympics.