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Is public nudity lewd if no one sees it? Hingham judge says no

If a man is naked in the woods and no one’s around, does it count as open and gross lewdness? Not according to a Hingham judge.

The Patriot Ledger reports Heather Bradley, the first justice in Hingham District Court, last week threw out two felony charges in a Hanover case based in part on video that police say shows a 61-year-old defendant walking half-naked through a town park when no one else was present.

Bradley let stand a third count of open and gross lewdness that was based on what police officers say they saw when they staked out the trail where the defendant, Alen J. Costa of Somerset, had allegedly made a habit of taking mid-day strolls while naked from the waist down.

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