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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

PUBLIC INDECENCY

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Indiana Code 35-45-4-1 Public Indecency

A person who knowingly or intentionally, in a public place engages in sexual intercourse; engages in other sexual conduct; appears in a state of nudity with the intent to arouse the sexual desires of the person or another person; or fondles the person's genitals or the genitals of another person commits public indecency, a Class A misdemeanor.

 

A person at least eighteen (18) years of age who knowingly or intentionally, in a public place, appears in a state of nudity with the intent to be seen by a child less than sixteen (16) years of age commits public indecency, a Class A misdemeanor.

 

However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if the person who commits the offense has a prior unrelated conviction for public indecency or in another jurisdiction, including a military court, that is substantially equivalent to an offense above.

     

A person who, in a place other than a public place, with the intent to be seen by persons other than invitees and occupants of that place engages in sexual intercourse; engages in other sexual conduct; fondles the person's genitals or the genitals of another person; or appears in a state of nudity where the person can be seen by persons other than invitees and occupants of that place commits indecent exposure, a Class C misdemeanor.