HE may have been allowed to jog in a forest in nothing but his running shoes, but a New Zealand man with a penchant for going about his daily business in the nude has had an appeal against his convictions for offensive behaviour thrown out. Andrew Lyle Pointon, 47, a committed naturist, was found guilty in May of two charges of offensive behaviour relating to incidents inwhen he was spotted by neighbours gardening or mowing lawns naked. Pointon had represented himself but argued he had actually wanted to seek an adjournment of the District Court hearing, rather than proceed without a lawyer.
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A Tauranga naturist has won an appeal over an offensive-behaviour conviction he received for jogging naked. Andrew Pointon, 47, was charged after a woman reported him jogging in just a pair of sneakers at McLaren Falls Park in August last year. It's been quite a long road,'' he said.
A man who was arrested in August for jogging naked has successfully appealed a conviction for offensive behaviour. Andrew Lyall Pointon was reported to police by an unnamed woman and detained for three days after he finished a naked run near Tauranga, New Zealand. Pointon was charged and convicted with offensive behaviour, but later appealed against his conviction.
The New Zealand High Court dismissed the appellant's offensive conduct conviction for jogging through a public park while naked. The High Court found that the appellant was exercising his right to freedom of expression under section 14 of the Bill of Rights Act NZand that the conduct, while "unwelcome", was not sufficiently offensive to amount to a criminal offence. Mr Pointon, a naturist, had been jogging naked through a public park.
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Pointon, 47, is a naturist in New Zealand who was charged with indecent exposure in August,after a woman complained that he jogged while wearing nothing but sneakers at a park, according to the Bay Of Plenty Times. Although he was found guilty last December, he appealed the verdict and Justice Paul Heath agreed with him last Friday, by comparing Pointon's jog -- which was in a forested area away from crowds -- to a hypothetical scenario of two gang members walking together in the same area. Should the sight of a naked man, in the circumstances in which the complainant found herself, be treated any differently?