Sex Crimes: Indecent Exposure

On Behalf of | May 25, 2016 | Sex Crimes

A conviction for Sex Crimes such as Indecent exposure can be life altering. Although Indecent Exposure is not a crime that requires registration under Megan’s Law or SORNA which stands for “Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act”, a conviction for this crime can have dire consequences.  read about sex crimes trials Specifically, Indecent Exposure is typically graded as a Misdemeanor of the second degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of two years in state prison. However, if the accused should have known that the alleged victim of the exposure was less than 16 years of age, then the crime is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and the requirements of SORNA do apply.

The government must prove several criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt in order for an accused to be convicted of the crime of Indecent Exposure. Specifically, the government must prove that the accused:

a) exposed his or her genitals in any type of public place or in any place where other people are present and under conditions in which the accused knew or should have known that exposing his genitals was likely to offend, affront or alarm other people.

As a result of the wording of this statute, there are various scenarios where an accused can be charged with this crime. aggravated indecent assault  Specifically, an accused can be convicted of this crime if he decides to urinate in a park since it is a public place. An accused can be found guilty of this crime if he decides to change in the back seat of his car in an area where there are lots of people and or children. Make sure that you play it safe, contact an experienced Chester County Sex Crimes attorney if you are being investigated or have been charged with the sex crime Indecent Exposure.

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