One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The crime of intentionally showing one's sexual organs in public.
- ‘Wright notes that the charge of offensive behaviour usually applies to indecent exposure, drunkenness, and the like.’
- ‘This includes, but is not limited to, indecent exposure, request for sexual favors, and comments about one's sexual orientation - all of which are forms of sexual harassment.’
- ‘All he needs to do is get arrested for indecent exposure at a children's petting zoo and he'll have a regular hat-trick of accomplishments on his hands.’
- ‘Police will warn you and eventually arrest you for indecent exposure.’
- ‘Police have received several reports of indecent exposure in or around that area of the River Ouse in York over the last few weeks.’
- ‘Vic is arrested for indecent exposure in a store men's room.’
- ‘Prosecutions in relation to some incidents of indecent exposure have been successful in the last number of months, but it is accepted that those prosecutions are in no way connected to the current spate of exposures.’
- ‘However, there are laws against indecent exposure - which requires proof of intent to insult a woman - or any behavior likely to cause ‘harassment, alarm or distress.’’
- ‘But he had originally been arrested for such crimes as drunkenness, indecent exposure, and carting nightsoil.’
- ‘A charge of indecent exposure with intent to insult a female was withdrawn.’
- ‘She will also send out witness appeals for other crimes, such as indecent exposure or graffiti.’
- ‘Nash also had at least one conviction for indecent exposure too, didn't he?’
- ‘Breastfeeding isn't considered an act of indecent exposure, whether or not the nipple or areola is exposed during the feeding.’
- ‘As Zack mentioned in his update yesterday, he was recently incarcerated for indecent exposure in a petting zoo.’
- ‘Mr McIntee revealed that Sweeney had previous convictions for indecent exposure and gross indecency.’
- ‘They were charged with indecent exposure, and the district attorney expects them to be fined and to serve periods of probation.’
- ‘There was a 23.1 per cent rise in other sexual crimes, including indecent exposure and more minor sexual assaults.’
- ‘Offences under the Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964, or offences such as indecent exposure or brothel-keeping may be regarded as causing harm in this sense apart from offending against morality.’
- ‘The story was that while I was out of town, Robin got caught on the beach with someone, they were arrested for indecent exposure and went to jail.’
- ‘Dionysus, cider-sodden, dances for change in the subway and gets periodically arrested for indecent exposure, a shadow of himself Zeus was ushered into a retirement home.’
- 1.1 The act of outraging public decency by being naked in a public place.
- ‘Yet Genesis does not condemn Noah for his drunkenness and indecent exposure: it is Ham, the son who draws attention to his father's nakedness instead of respectfully covering it as Japheth and Shem do, who gets the blame.’
- ‘Today, Oosterman and three supporters, two males and a female, stood outside the courthouse naked and bearing a banner that read: ‘Stop indecent exposure to vehicle emissions’.’
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