In Georgia, public indecency is defined as the act of committing a lewd or indecent act in public, or in view of the public. Public indecency can include acts such as public nudity, public masturbation, and engaging in sexual activity in public. It is a crime in Georgia to commit public indecency and is punishable by imprisonment and fines. It is important to note that the law applies to both male and female perpetrators and victims, and that the act must be committed in a public place or in view of the public in order for it to be considered public indecency.
Public indecency is generally a misdemeanor offense in Georgia, but it can be charged as a felony if the victim is a minor or if the offender has a prior conviction for this crime. The specific penalties for public indecency depend on the circumstances of the case and the offender’s criminal history.
It is important to note that in Georgia, as in other states, it is also illegal to engage in sexual activity in a public place or in the presence of others. This includes activities such as sexual intercourse, oral sex, and masturbation. Engaging in sexual activity in a public place is generally classified as a misdemeanor, but it can be charged as a felony if the victim is a minor.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-8 (2020) specifically addresses public indecency. The following is the actual law § 16-6-8 (2020) as it is written.
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