November 12, 2012

Experiencing nature naked prompts lewdness conviction

A 62 year-old man pleaded guilty last week to two counts of open lewdness after he was caught in July hiking nude, except for tennis shoes, on Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania, according to Pocono Record.

"It's the only way to hike the trail," the naked man, Harry Rohrman, told Trevor Jones when they encountered each other on the trail in August 2010 near the Lehigh Gap.

Rohrman was charged this year after that same man, Trevor Jones, encountered him again on Blue Mountain — and again nude.

Rohrman told police he used to live in a nudist community in North Carolina before his wife of 20 years left him. He then moved to Pennsylvania to live with his son.

Rohrman said he couldn't afford the fees for Sunny Rest, a nudist resort in Carbon County, and so had begun walking access trails to the Appalachian Trail and trying to avoid people, police said.

"I suggested he no longer walk the trail naked," Lehigh Township patrolman Robert Gogel Jr. wrote in the arrest report.
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