Indecent Exposure Laws

INDECENT EXPOSURE LAWS (FEDERAL & STATE)

The definition of indecent exposure is being naked in public, or showing your private parts to others in public, especially if they do not want you to. According to Ohio State Laws, this type of sex crime generally happens between people who are not cohabitants of the same household.

In Ohio, violating the laws of indecent exposure can also mean performing any act that is considered to be lewd or lascivious.

Penalties for Indecent Exposure

The penalties for indecent exposure can be particularly harsh if anyone present during the time of the act happened to be a minor, or person under the age of 18. This elevates the crime to a first-degree misdemeanor, as opposed to a second, third, or fourth-degree misdemeanor. The latter are plausible charges for those who committed an indecent exposure sex crime without a minor being there.