Exposing yourself or performing an act of masturbation in public will result in Indecent Exposure charges in Denver, Brighton, and Castle Rock. A man was recently charged with this crime, when bystanders reported the man exposed himself and a woman claimed he had been masturbating for about a minute. Cell phone videos of the incident were provided to police, in support of the charges. However, those videos showed another story – one that exonerated the man. The wheelchair bound man had just stolen some candy from a Walgreens and was trying to get the candy out of his pocket. His pants began to fall down, exposing his rear end. It showed, on tape, that he was handling the candy, not his genitals. The jury agreed and he was found not guilty of this sex offense at trial.
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Douglas County Indecent Exposure Lawyer: Definition of Indecent Exposure in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Indecent Exposure – C.R.S. 18-7-302 – is:
“A person commits indecent exposure:
(a) If he or she knowingly exposes his or her genitals to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of any person;
(b) If he or she knowingly performs an act of masturbation in a manner which exposes the act to the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person.”
The man above was facing the Indecent Exposure charges for both subsections: exposing himself and masturbating in public.
Sentence for Candy Indecent Exposure in Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado
As a class 1 misdemeanor in Jefferson and Adams County, Indecent Exposure is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $5,000 in fines. A conviction of Indecent Exposure will also require a period of sex offender registration. That's an awful lot to face, if you were simply trying to get some candy out of your pocket.
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