Now that WWDTM (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me) has included this case in their radio quiz program, maybe I should catch up on blogging about it – especially since the contestant didn’t know the answer.
On July 18th, 2012, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge David Rees acquitted John E. Brennan of an indecent exposure charge.
The decision (order or opinion) is not at the Multnomah County Circuit Court website so you’ll need to contact the court if you want a copy. (Look for a future OLR blog post about e-Court and locating circuit court documents.)
You can find lots of online stories about the case, but thanks go to the Portland Mercury for citing (and linking) to the 1985 Oregon case upon which Judge Rees based his decision: City of Portland v. Gatewood (CA A34366) (October 30, 1985), 76 Or. App. 74. (You can find the case online, free.)
“UPDATED: Portland’s “Naked American Hero” on Trial—Not Guilty!,” Posted by Sarah Mirk, Jul 18, 2012