Man Convicted of Indecent Exposure in his own home
(MY FOX DC) SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Erick Williamson says he thought he was just having an early morning cup of coffee in the buff. He got more than coffee.
On Friday, he got a criminal conviction for indecent exposure. A Fairfax County mom says Williamson made eye contact with her and intentionally exposed himself while she was walking her 7-year-old son to school one morning back in October.
Yvette Dean says she and her son were walking on this path. She says she first saw Williamson over there at the door by the carport. She says they then walked down the path and she saw him again at the front window.
“You’re not moving around as if it’s Martha Stewart’s kitchen that’s 20 by 30 with a 50-foot ceiling and Viking stoves. It’s a very small kitchen,” said lawyer Dickson Young.
All witnesses testified that Williamson never stepped outside his home and made no gestures. However, a judge said since Williamson was seen by more than one person over the course of several hours, the judge considered the behavior “indecent”.
“Most people have done it or do it on a daily basis. I think it’s a common thing to be naked in your home,” said Williamson.
Young acknowledged it may have been foolish not to close the curtains. The judge responded: “I don’t fine people for being stupid. We’d all be in jail.”
Dean, the wife of a Fairfax County Police officer, told Fox 5 she is pleased with the conviction, but didn’t want to say anything else.
“I feel the exact feelings that they’re speaking – I’ve put onto other people. They’re looking into my home. I live in a fishbowl, an ant farm. Everyone’s looking inside my house now. That’s ok,” said Williamson.
The judge is not requiring Williamson to serve any jail time. He and his lawyer say they will appeal based on principle.