Exposing your genitals and causing affront or alarm to another is charged as Indecent Exposure in Fort Collins and Larimer County. A P.E. teacher is under investigation after a construction worker filmed him stripping naked and running around chasing his students on the playground. According to the report, 5th and 2nd grade students were on the playground when the teacher underdressed. The teacher ended up putting his clothing back on in the middle of the playground. While no charges have been filed yet, if this had occurred in Fort Collins, Loveland, or Estes Park, Indecent Exposure charges would likely be filed.
Fort Collins Indecent Exposure Attorney: Definition of Indecent Exposure in Larimer County
The Larimer and Boulder County, Colorado law definition of Indecent Exposure – C.R.S. 18-7-302 – is:
(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 teacher would be charged under subsection (a), exposure of genitals. Unless the teacher’s clothing was on fire, I can’t imagine he has a good excuse for stripping naked and chasing children around a playground. There are viable defenses for some situations where this crime doesn’t necessarily apply, and a lesser charge is more appropriate.
Sentence for Indecent Exposure in Fort Collins and Boulder
As a class 1 misdemeanor in Fort Collins and Boulder, Indecent Exposure is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Larimer County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. This conviction will also require a person to register as a sex offender for a period of time. Having a sex offense on a criminal record will almost always preclude a person from having a job as a teacher.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for, charged with, or accused of Indecent Exposure, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 to schedule your free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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