Sex crimes are taken very seriously and a conviction has the potential to bring significant penalties. One type of sex crime you may be charged with under Ohio criminal law is public indecency. Your defense attorney can help you understand this particular charge and the penalties that may result from a conviction. The first involves recklessly engaging in acts of public indecency under circumstances in which the act is likely to be witnessed and offensive to others who are nearby.
It includes criminal offenses like indecent exposure and lewd conduct. The U. Barnes v.
Indecent exposure is the deliberate exposure in public or in view of the general public by a person of a portion or portions of their body in circumstances where the exposure is contrary to local moral or other standards of appropriate behavior. The term indecent exposure is a legal expression. Social and community attitudes to the exposing of various body parts and laws covering what is referred to as indecent exposure vary significantly in different countries. It ranges from outright prohibition to prohibition of exposure of certain body parts, such as the genital area, buttocks or breasts.