Annoying or Accosting Persons of the Opposite Sex
In order to be convicted of the crime of Annoying and Accosting Persons of the Opposite Sex, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant knowingly engaged in disorderly acts or language;
- That those disorderly acts or language were offensive to a reasonable person;
- That the defendant intended to direct those acts or language to the purported victim;
- That the purported victim was aware of the defendant's offensive and disorderly acts or language; and
- That the purported victim was a person of the opposite sex.
What is considered to be 'disorderly conduct'? To be disorderly, a defendant's acts or language must involve one of the following without legitimate reason:
- Fighting or violent or tumultuous behavior;
- Acts that create a hazardous condition;
- Acts that create a physically offensive condition that amounts to an invasion of personal privacy.
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