X. Indecent exposure

Even when exposing your naked body in your own home, you may commit an indecent exposure offence if your neighbour sees your naked body through a window or door.

A person who, without lawful authority or excuse, in any public place or in view of the public, indecently exposes any part of his body is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment for six months ( section 148 of the Crimes Ordinance ( Cap. 200 )).

The offence is one of strict liability in the sense that it is not necessary to establish that the accused intended sexual gratification, or to harass or upset anyone, provided it is proved that the accused intended to expose himself and that the act itself was indecent in the circumstances.

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