I live in apartment by myself in Missouri and there’s people behind me and beside me and maybe they’re Shades up as I do. I wanted to know if I could perform the act of masturbate with my blinds open in my current home state of Missouri?
Criminal Defense Lawyer, R. Christopher Simons Answer
This question made me curious enough to dig up the books and do some research. I would say what you described violates RMO 566.093:
“A person commits the offense of sexual misconduct in the first degree if such person:
(1) Exposes his or her genitals under circumstances in which he or she knows that his or her conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm;
(2) Has sexual contact in the presence of a third person or persons under circumstances in which he or she knows that such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm;”
This is an A or B misdemeanor depending on the circumstances. If a child sees, it’s a felony under 566.083. I dug a little further and this law applies even inside your own home if people can see you from outside.
I would say keep your blinds closed.