Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 45
Disorderly Conduct

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-45-2

§ 11-45-2. Indecent exposure — Disorderly conduct.

(a) A person commits indecent exposure/disorderly conduct when for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or stimulation, such person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly:

(1) Exposes his or her genitals to the view of another under circumstances in which his or her conduct is likely to cause affront, distress, or alarm to that person;

(b) Any person may be a complainant for the purposes of instituting action for any violation of this section. This act shall not apply to any conduct between consenting adults where the complainant is an unintended witness;

(c) Any person found guilty of, or who pleads nolo contendere to the crime of indecent exposure/disorderly conduct, shall be imprisoned for a term of not more than one year, or fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both. Any subsequent offense shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of up to three (3) years;

(d) Counseling. Every person convicted of, or placed on probation for a violation of this section, may be ordered to attend appropriate professional counseling to address his or her behavior;

(e) In no event shall the provisions of this section be construed to apply to breastfeeding in public.

History of Section.
P.L. 2008, ch. 183, § 2.