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Exposing your genitals or masturbating in public will result in Indecent Exposure charges in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. A police officer was recently charged with this crime after exposing himself and masturbating in front of fellow female officers. I mean, could you have chosen a worse audience? The officer was apparently on duty each time the exposures occurred. The first female officer came forward after he had exposed himself to her multiple times. Four other women then came forward to report similar instances. The officer was arrested and charged with a sex offense.
Adams County Indecent Exposure Lawyer: Definition of Indecent Exposure in Jefferson County
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Indecent Exposure – C.R.S. 18-7-302 – is:
(1) A person commits indecent exposure:
(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 officer is facing multiple counts under both subsections: an exposure for sexual desire and an act of masturbation in view of another.
Sentence for Indecent Exposure in Douglas and Arapahoe County
As a class 1 misdemeanor in Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado, Indecent Exposure is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Douglas County Jail. This crime is also a sex offense that requires a minimum period of registration as a sex offender. Likely any sentence for this offense will also require sex offender treatment.