Judge Holds That Exposure Law is Gender Specific

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According to this Yahoo News article:

A judge dismissed an indecent exposure charge against a woman accused of disrobing in front of a 14-year-old boy, saying the law only applies to men. Superior Court Judge Robert W. Armstrong said earlier in the week that the law only mentions someone who “exposes his person.”

“It’s gender specific,” Armstrong said.

He dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Alexis Luz Garcia, 40, of Corona, who was cited in May after parents of a neighbor boy said she showed him full-frontal nudity as he played basketball.

Prosecutor Alison N. Norton said the decision to throw out the case will be appealed because another section of state law says that “words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter.”

Norton said Garcia had complained that the 14-year-old was making too much noise while playing basketball. She went out on her sundeck.

“He looked up at her, she looked down at him, and she disrobed,” Norton contended.

The boy ran inside and told his parents, who complained to Garcia.

“She threatened to do it every time he played basketball,” and the parents called police, Norton said.

Via Sui Generis, A New York Law Blog.

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0 Responses to Judge Holds That Exposure Law is Gender Specific

  1. browneyedgirl65 says:

    While I don’t condone her actions, I’m moderately pleased to see an acknowledgment that “he” does not include “she”. I’ve always hated that canard.