VA - Eric Williamson for indecent exposure, Springfield, 2009

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    r0tflcopter New Member

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  3. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    This is freaking UNBELIEVABLE. My hubby walks around in our house naked all the time (when kids aren't there anyway.)
    Ok before I rant on further WHAT was the lady and a 7 year old (especially the kid) doing out THIS early? My 12 yr old catches the bus at 6 am and I think that is early enough. Surely a child THAT young isn't catching the bus THAT early?
    Even if the child was this charge is ATROCIOUS...he is in his own home...surely NOT expecting someone to be close enough to his window to freak out at his nakedness.
    Why wasn't this woman charged with TOM-PEEPING?
    Jeez I am one of those women (ahem) who sometimes does housework naked...not because I get a thrill or I think hubby will but because I am extremely hot-natured and don't like to sweat. God forbid I be charged with exposure in MY OWN HOUSE WHEN NO ONE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN MY YARD IN THE FIRST PLACE.
    My God...why does it always seem like the law protects the wrong people?

    ETA this man said "It was dark and I had no idea anyone was outside looking in at me," Williamson said." Unless this man had other exsposure or etc.. on his rap sheet the cops should have been ASHAMED to press this further...I mean really, how many of us who sleep naked (like many I know) get up in the middle of the night having to pee and are too sleepy to put on clothes because you THINK no one can see you...jeez I haven't seen a story that made me THIS mad in a LONG time.
     
  4. WholeLottaRosie

    WholeLottaRosie Dancing on a moonbeam!

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    This is the most ridiculous thing I have heard in ages. She needs to be charged with child abuse/neglect/endangerment or something, and with being a peeping tom. This man was in his own home for crying out loud.
     
  5. alsmom

    alsmom mostly lurking

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    Sadly, these are a percentage of the types of people who have to be sifted through when a child goes missing because they are registered sex offenders.

    Abuse of laws goes both ways. :banghead:
     
  6. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    I'm not so sure we're getting all the pertinent details from the news story. I'm thinking there is a reason the charges are moving forward.

    My understanding of the law is that it is criminal to be naked in your own home if you can be seen from outside your home, e.g. lights on and/or window coverings not drawn. Cases like these have been prosecuted before.
     
  7. tapu

    tapu Pretty scary.

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    OMG, they could come and arrest me right this minute!! :)
     
  8. Trino

    Trino New Member

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    He should sue her for trespassing.
     
  9. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    AND being a peeping tom!

    LOL, this is really ridiculous! What was this woman doing looking in the window as she passed by? She was on his property, FGS!

    I am for doing anything you please in your own home as long as you are not hurting anyone. Indecent exposure in your own home? I would get a lawyer on this one and fight it until I dropped.

    MOO
     
  10. oh_gal

    oh_gal New Member

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    Poor guy...coffee will probably never taste the same to him again...

    This incident sounds like a great idea for a poll.... :D
     
  11. miimaa

    miimaa New Member

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    Oh that's just crazy isn't it! Why can't you be naked in your own house?
     
  12. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    I really hope she loses this battle because people like that think they have to be in control all the time. She is a troublemaker. If she didnt want to see nakedness then she shouldnt be lookin in other peoples window while walking through their yard. Now if he was blatantly naked in clear view for everyone to see I could see this being an issue.
     
  13. PoppyH

    PoppyH Scampii, My Cleaner Shrimp!!

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    My Neighbors bathroom can be seen from my back deck, the blinds are always up, one time he walked into the bathroom nude, headed to the shower, I know the layout cause Ive been in the house many times, I watch his cat when he travels for business, his girlfriend does the same thing, I don't think they realize that at night they can be seen, so when I am outside smoking at nite and the bathroom light goes on, I look the other way, Im too embarrased to go tell them that we can see them, mom says I should go and stick a note on the bathroom window that says"Please close your Blinds" LOL, No waY I would ever report them, they are nice people, just unaware they can be seen:rolleyes:
     
  14. passionflower

    passionflower Just 1 tip to find a killer

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    she was trespassing through his yard!
     
  15. chemcopout

    chemcopout New Member

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    why was the lady and her kid cutting through his yard? that's rude! its also why there are roads and sidewalks.
    5:30am in the morning is early, its still dark out then a bit at this time of year in va.
    he was in his own house, isnt that a violation of his rights?

    i don't walk around my house naked, and i also don't expect people to cut through my yard. if i seen them cut through my yard, i would show them where the sidewalk is!

    the guy might like to sleep in the buff and he said he just woke up and his roomies were gone. i don't see why they'd even charge him. it's not like he was outside naked!
     
  16. chemcopout

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    the woman who reported it should have just put her hand over her child's eyes and not looked! he was inside his own house for gods sake!
     
  17. tapu

    tapu Pretty scary.

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    Oh no! And now, I could be arrested again! I'm a repeat offender!!
     
  18. Dani_md

    Dani_md New Member

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    I don't know what the lay out of the mans house is, but I know most houses I've been in the kitchen is in the rear of the house. This woman more then likely was right in his backyard. I for one didn't think you could get someone for being naked in their own home, unless the knocked on the window and presented themself to you. This does not sound like the case. She definately needs to be charged as peeping tom and with trespassing. My bathroom is too small for a linen closet, so sometimes after I get undressed to shower I realize I forgot a towel and run to get one. I would hate to think someone would press charges on me for that. I know for sure I would furthur press charges on them. There is such a thing as privacy in your own home. This man apparently did nothing to harm or threaten her or the child. If she was so offended I think there was other ways to deal with the situation.
     
  19. PoppyH

    PoppyH Scampii, My Cleaner Shrimp!!

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    Yes, Like stay out of the mans yard!! LOL
     
  20. southcitymom

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    I'd like to think there were some other circumstances too, hoppy. Otherwise, legal or not, it's stupid to prosecute him.
     
  21. STEADFAST

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    I was more outraged about this story before I read that the woman and boy were walking by his front window, which, as you can see by the picture in this article, is practically a picture window. Being naked in your own home is one thing; being naked in front of your front window with the curtains open and the light on when it's dark outside is something different. He'd have to be an idiot to not know he could be seen from the street.
    Picture of him (clothed) in the window-- http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-naked-kitchen,0,7977988.story
     

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