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Opening Arguments

Home alone

Remember the "I can sit naked in my own home drinking coffee if I want to" guy? Turns out he was right:

A man charged with indecent exposure after two women said they saw him naked inside his own home was acquitted Wednesday by a Virginia jury.

Erick Williamson, 29, has argued since his October arrest that he should not be punished for being naked in the privacy of his own home.

Police and prosecutors, as well as the two women who testified against him, said he intended to expose himself and made no attempt to conceal himself in a residential neighborhood filled with children.

Under Virginia law, "indecent exposure" doesn't have to be in a public place, just in a "place where others are present," like in your yard, looking through your window. Common sense won, and it will only cost the guy several thousand dollars in legal bills to be right.


Bob G.
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 10:45am

Several thousand dollars?
And who SAYS we can't STILL get a "bargain" in America, hmm?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 12:57pm

Oh yeah, from the conviction story

Yvette Dean says she and her son were walking on this path. She says she first saw Williamson over there at the door by the carport. She says they then walked down the path and she saw him again at the front window.


Dean, the wife of a Fairfax County Police officer, told Fox 5 she is pleased with the conviction, but didn't want to say anything else.


Well, there you go.

Lewis Allen
Fri, 04/09/2010 - 7:10pm

Good Grief. The guy was drinking coffee naked? I hope it wasn't from McDonald's. That stuff will burn the hell out of your crotch even if you're clothed.