Utah nude sunbather to fight lewdness charges

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A 76-year-old man who police say was sunbathing nude in his backyard next to a church parking lot in Utah has pleaded not guilty to lewdness charges.

The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports (http://bit.ly/1uLJW30 ) that Myron Lee Kipp was in a Farmington, Utah, court Tuesday. Kipp pleaded not guilty to four counts of lewdness involving a child and three counts of lewdness.

Court documents show a police officer called to Kipp’s house by neighbors on March 5 could see the man from the church parking lot. The backyard fence is chain link with no privacy slats.

When confronted, a completely nude Kipp told the officer it was his property and he could do what he wanted.

Several parents said they and their children could see the man from the parking lot.


Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net

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  • Juan Valdez

    Assault with a dead weapon?

  • R A.

    Here’s what I have to say to those “offended” families:
    Don’t look!
    They should be charged with peeping tom offenses.

  • Nork

    For the record, he owned his house and was sunbathing nude before the Church moved in. And in most states the simple act of being naked is not considered “lewd”.

    • DoubleU

      Apparently some people find the existence of the human body lewd and sinful.

      • Offensive Fairy

        Not if they’re hawt.

  • Hewitt Rose

    Your rights ends at my nose. People have a right to go to church without having to see a naked person. Since the sunbather knew he could be seen through a open chain link fence and that people would be coming by that fence on their way to church, his actions were not confined to his own property.

    • Nork

      Hewitt, imagine this. You own a home. You’ve owned it for many years. Every morning for all of those years you’ve fried up some bacon for breakfast. (nothing illegal about that, right?)
      Yesterday someone bought the house next door. Today they tell you that you can no longer make, or eat, bacon because they are vegans and they don’t want their children to smell, or see an animal’s flesh being eaten.
      How would you respond?

      • Hewitt Rose

        It is a different set of facts. No one can look in next door and see what you are cooking, and the smell of bacon dissipates quickly, so the Vegan’s claim of offense is either trifling or false. The naked Utah man, by contrast, is on display for all passerby’s to see. If you want to go to that church, there is no avoiding the sight of him.

  • fahrvergnügen

    Again, this man should not be doing this. If it’s his house he can do whatever he pleases. But it’s also his responsibility to make sure he can’t be seen from the outside. People are just so inconsiderate. I don’t buy that he wasn’t making gestures to people. At that age, these idiots love the rush of adrenaline.

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