Senior pranks are always meant to be lighthearted and funny, but in some cases they can go too far. For one 18-year-old, his idea of a senior prank was one which went too far and got him into trouble. According to the news, the 18-year-old exposed himself while his football team was having their picture taken for the yearbook. Nearly 3,400 books were then distributed before his prank was noticed. The teen is now facing 69 counts of Indecent Exposure (one for each person that was at the photo shoot).
Indecent Exposure in Arapahoe County, Colorado
In Arapahoe County, Prowers County and everywhere else in Colorado, Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302, is charged whenever a person knowingly exposes their genitals to any person when their conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person. They must do so with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of any person. Indecent Exposure can also be charged if someone masturbates in public in front of any person, likely causing affront or alarm to the other person. If the teen is found guilty, he could risk spending over 100 years of incarceration as a result of his 69 counts of Indecent Exposure. Not only that, but the teen would have to register as a sex offender and complete sex offender treatment under the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board if convicted. However, I think it would be difficult to prove he committed Indecent Exposure if he was not exposing himself for the purpose of sexual arousal.
Adams County Indecent Exposure Lawyer: What Seems Harmless Can End Up Costing You
In Adams County, Douglas County and everywhere else in Colorado, seemingly harmless actions such as the one described above can end up costing you your life. Though the 18-year-old was doing something silly as a senior prank by exposing himself, should that mean he should be labeled a sex offender or spend the rest of his life in prison? Shaming someone in this way is never going to cure them. If you've been accused, arrested or charged with Indecent Exposure anywhere in Colorado, contact the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office today to defend you.Request a Free Consultation
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