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INDECENCY. An act against good behaviour and a just delicacy. 2 Serg. & R. 91.
     2. The law, in general, will repress indecency as being contrary to good morals, but, when the public good requires it, the mere indecency of disclosures does not suffice to exclude them from being given in evidence. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3216.
     3. The following are examples of indecency: the exposure by a man of his naked person on a balcony, to public view, or bathing in public; 2 Campb. 89; or the exhibition of bawdy pictures. 2 Chit. Cr. Law, 42; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 91. This indecency is punishable by indictment. Vide 1 Sid. 168; S. C. 1 Keb. 620; 2 Yerg. R. 482, 589; 1 Mass. Rep. 8; 2 Chan. Cas. 110; 1 Russ. Cr. 302; 1 Hawk. P. C. c. 5, s. 4; 4 Bl. Com. 65, n.; 1 East, P. C. c. 1, s. 1; Burn's Just. Lewdness.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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DJ DAVE Lee Travis has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29.
On February 2, police carried out a search warrant at the home he shares with his grandparents and recovered a computer tower and laptop, which both revealed the indecent images.
Police found 16 indecent movies ranging from level one to level five.
A NURSERY worker who abused young children and took indecent pictures on her mobile phone has named some of her victims, it was reported today.
Upton, of Dunbabin Road, Childwall, is charged with 10 offences of making indecent images of children and four counts of attempting to make indecent images of children.
They discovered more than 2,000 images on the computer, ten per cent of which were indecent pictures of children, all boys.
A sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday was told police received information about a Dropbox account under the name "Care Bear Brown" which had uploaded 22 indecent images.
A COUNCILLOR accused of possessing thousands of indecent images of children told a jury that a man he met on Canal Street was responsible for the illegal material found on his mobile phones and computer.
For the second time in a year-and-a-half, a Nebraska man has admitted to committing indecent exposure around women in Omaha.
He is charged that between June 30 last year and August 4 this year that he made by downloading 171 indecent movies/ images of children at Category A, the most serious kind, together with 132 indecent movies/ images at Category B and 504 indecent movies/ images at Category C.
When police raided his home they found a number of indecent videos, including one he secretly filmed of a woman having a shower.
ENTERTAINER Rolf Harris has been charged with seven more counts of indecent assault against girls as young as 12.