Lewd, Wanton and Lascivious Conduct
The purpose of the statute is to punish the performance or solicitation of a sexual touching which does not rise to the level of a complete sexual act, and which is performed or intended to be performed in a public place where others may be offended by it.
In order to be convicted of the crime of Lewd, Wanton or Lascivious Conduct, the prosecutor is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the defendant committed or publicly solicited another person to commit a sexual act;
- That the sexual act involved the touching of the genitals or buttocks or the female breasts;
- That the defendant did this either for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, for the purpose of offending other people; and
- That the sexual act was committed in a public place; that is, a place where the defendant either intended public exposure, or recklessly disregarded a substantial risk of public exposure at that time and under those circumstances, to others who might be offended by such conduct.
If you have been charged with the crime of Lewd, Wanton or Lascivious Conduct, Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis can help explain and defend your legal rights, and is available 24/7 for consultation.
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