Updated: Man Faces Up to Year in Prison for Being Naked in Own Home

Posted: Dec 19, 2009 7:20 AM
From Fox News:
A Virginia man is scheduled to go on trial for indecent exposure Friday after police say he stood naked inside his house as a 7-year-old boy and his mother walked by.

The mother and child allegedly observed the defendant, Erick Williamson, first through a doorway and again through a window that had no drapes, MyFoxDC

Williamson, the father of a 5-year-old, said he was in the confines of his home and should be allowed to be naked there. Police said he made a point of making himself visible to the pair as they walked to school along a path outside his home.

Williamson denied the allegations, saying he's not an exhibitionist and didn't know people could see him in his kitchen, MyFoxDC reported.

Williamson's arrest received national attention and spurred debate about whether a person should be subject to arrest for exposure from inside his own home.

His trial is set to kick off in Fairfax County General District Court, if convicted he could face up to a year in jail.
Update: Williamson has been found guilty of "indecent exposure."  He received a suspended sentence and no fine for the misdemeanor.  If you live in Virginia and don't already own one, you might want to invest in a good bathrobe.