Indecent Exposure is a crime which a person purposely display his or her genitals that caused an alarmed or left other people to be offended. It is committed to sexually seduce others and get a sexual response in return.
In the state of California, the person charged with indecent exposure must have the intent to sexually arouse or sexually induce others. The burden of proof is on the prosecution. These statutes broadly and vaguely makes it a crime to willfully expose your genitals to another person, with a desire to sexually satisfy yourself or offend and insult the other.
Exposing one’s genitals means to show your bare genitals thus a mother who is breastfeeding a child is not considered as exposing one’s genitals. another thing, if someone is flashing his or her underwear no matter how revealing it was, is not indecent exposure as prescribed in certain statutes including the statute of the state of California.
If an indecent exposure involves physical contact then it reaches the level of sexual assault.
Urinating in Public and Indecent Exposure?
It depends. If the person who was urinating in the public hide behind a dumpster outside the direct view of the public then the act was not done purposely to seduce or offend another person.
Indecent Exposure Sentences
Mostly, a person convicted with this crime will likely be charged of misdemeanor penalties like few months jail time and a fine. Second offense would give rise to a felony and may sometimes lead to a state prison sentence. In some other states, indecent exposure offenders will be included in the list of register sex offenders.