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Legal Statutes: Arkansas

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Subchapter 1. General Provisions

back to top5-14-112. Indecent exposure

(a) A person commits indecent exposure if, with the purpose to arouse or gratify a sexual desire of himself or herself or of any other person, the person exposes his or her sex organs:

(1) In a public place or in public view; or

(2) Under circumstances in which the person knows the conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm.

(b)(1) Except as provided in subdivisions (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section, indecent exposure is a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) For a fourth or fifth conviction within ten (10) years of a previous conviction, indecent exposure is a Class D felony.

(3) For a sixth conviction and each successive conviction within ten (10) years of a previous conviction, indecent exposure is a Class C felony.

(c) A woman is not in violation of this section for breastfeeding a child in a public place or any place where other individuals are present.
Acts of 1975, Act 280, § 1812; Acts of 1997, Act 817, § 1; Acts of 2001, Act 1553, § 7, eff. Aug. 13, 2001; Acts of 2001, Act 1665, § 1, eff. Aug. 13, 2001; Acts of 2001, Act 1821, § 2, eff. Aug. 13, 2001; Acts of 2003, Act 862, § 1, eff. July 16, 2003; Acts of 2005, Act 1815, § 1, eff. Aug. 12, 2005; Acts of 2005, Act 1962, § 5, eff. Aug. 12, 2005; Acts of 2007, Act 38, § 1, eff. Jan. 30, 2007; Acts of 2007, Act 680, § 1, eff. July 31, 2007.