Criminal Justice

Nude sunbather, 77, agrees to plea deal in case over his backyard practice

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Thirty years of nude sunbathing in his own backyard ended Tuesday for a 77-year-old Utah man with a plea deal that requires him to don a swimsuit.

Myron Lee Kipp hitherto had only a traffic ticket on his record from more than a decade ago, the Associated Press reports. His record will stay that way so long as the defendant makes it through a year without further incidents of sunbathing in the buff.

His lawyer, Bill Albright, said Kipp’s criminal case resulted from new neighbors moving in and objecting to his longtime practice.

Kipp was charged last year a total of seven counts of lewdness, all misdemeanors, after police in Farmington said individuals, including children attending church on March 5, could see him through a chain link boundary fence that lacked privacy slats, according to the AP and the Record American. Kipp’s guilty plea involved only two of the counts; the others were dropped.

Police said Kipp was arrested after he refused to put on clothes or agree to install privacy slats in his fence.

See also: “Man Convicted of Being Naked at Home Wins Appeal of Indecent Exposure Case” “‘Nude But Not Lewd’ Passenger Takes It All Off for Airport Security, Faces Indecent Exposure Charge”

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