Man accused of exposing self

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Jury acquits Pauvert

A jury acquitted a 49-year-old Steamboat Springs man of indecent exposure Monday.

Marco Pauvert was arrested in June 2005 after one of his neighbor's reportedly saw him walking around nude in his own garage.

Pauvert's attorney, Charles Feldmann, said Tuesday that Pauvert was acquitted of all three of indecent exposure charges he was facing.

During the trial, Feldmann said he argued that Pauvert was "a person with cultural differences" because he grew up in Europe, where nudity is more openly accepted.

Pauvert also was in his home -- not in a public place -- when the reported incident took place, Feldmann said.

Feldmann added that Pauvert stopped walking around his home in the nude after his neighbor told him the behavior was not appropriate for the neighborhood.

A 52-year-old Phippsburg man was arrested on suspicion of exposing himself to a 20-year-old woman in Yampa on Sunday night.

The man is being charged with one count of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor.

The man's name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

Routt County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ray Birch said officers were called to Weston's Country Corner Cafe in the 16000 block of Colorado Highway 131 in Yampa at about 3 p.m. Sunday after a report was made about a customer exposing himself to a woman at the business.

During an interview, the woman told officers the man made a verbal advance before leaving his phone number on the back of a receipt, Birch said.

After the woman ignored his advance, the man made an obscene comment and pulled his genitals out of his pants, Birch said.

When another customer walked in the store, the man put his genitals away and left, Birch said.

Birch said a store employee heard the man making the advances toward the woman and heard the woman scream. The male employee called police to report the incident.

Birch said officers found the man about two hours after the alleged incident took place. Police found him by using the receipt he left for the woman, which included his phone number and his place of employment.

The man was taken to Routt County Jail on Sunday. He later posted his $1,500 bond. The man is scheduled to appear in Routt County Court at 8:30 a.m. March 7.

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