Think being alone in your house means you can let it all hang out with impunity? Think again, at least in Fairfax. Springfield resident Eric Williamson was arrested and charged with indecent exposure… in his kitchen. The WTOP article quotes an attorney about what he thinks the prosecutors will have to prove to make their case. From a look at the relevant VA code it looks even harder than he makes it sound.
Every person who intentionally makes an obscene display or exposure of his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or in any place where others are present, or procures another to so expose himself, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Aside from the challenge of proving that it was intentional, the definition of obscene in the code is as follows:
The word “obscene” where it appears in this article shall mean that which, considered as a whole, has as its dominant theme or purpose an appeal to the prurient interest in sex, that is, a shameful or morbid interest in nudity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement, excretory functions or products thereof or sadomasochistic abuse, and which goes substantially beyond customary limits of candor in description or representation of such matters and which, taken as a whole, does not have serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.
That seems like a challenge to apply to someone making coffee in the buff.