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THiE A'iTORNEY GENERAL
AUSTN, ,TcKAs 78711
ADKlr INCSU- February 17, 1966
Honorable John R. Foster Opinion No. C-617
Val Verde County Re: Whether the facts sub-
Del Rio, Texas mitted are sufficient to
support a complaint for
indecent exposure of the
person under either Ar-
ticle 474, Article 526,
Article 535c or other
Article of the Penal
Dear Mr. Foster: Code.
You have requested our opinion relative to the cap-
tioned matter. In connection therewith you have submitted
the following facts:
"Day before yesterday, three young boys
here in Val Verde County over seventeen years
of age, were reported to the Sheriff's office
for a rather unusual exhibition. Two Airmen
from Laughlin Air Force Base, with their dates,
were driving from Del Rio to the International
Bridge to go to Mexico. Earlier in the even-
ing, they had noticed a car with three boys
sort of following them around. On the way to
Mexico, the car passed them and one boy in the
back seat had his pants down and was exposing
his rear end to the passengers in the oar being
passed. Naturally, the inoident was upsetting
to the Airmen's dates and I am sure ruined the
evening for the Airmen. The Airmen would like
to file a complaint against the boys. In try-
ing to determine what to file, I have had a
chance to read the Articles of the Penal Code
mentioned in the enclosure."
In the brief submitted with your request, you point
out, quite correctly we think, that there are only three
Articles of the Penal Code which could possibly have any
application to the facts before us. These are Articles 474,
Vernon's Penal Code, "Disturbing the peace"; 535c, Vernon's
Penal Code, "Indecent exposure to a child"; and 526, Ver-
non's Penal Code, "Indecent publications and exposure."
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