Naked in public, viral videos incites anger in community

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Guam – Is there a nudist colony on Guam? Nope, but three videos circulating on social media have generated quite a stir as the individuals pictured are all naked in public in broad daylight.

Inciting anger in the community, the following videos have some local residents saying something to be done. The first video shows a young woman who appears to be a tourist baring it all along the roadside overlooking Talofofo Bay as a man behind the camera captures her in the buff.

Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao confirms our suspicions that video number one isn’t new. He says it may be about three years old.

In the second video, a man appears to be letting it all hang out as he walks parallel between traffic on Airport Road. Tapao states that officers responded to this incident and met with the individual depicted in the video advising him of the law against indecent exposure, a misdemeanor offense which may be upgraded to a felony when genitals are exposed intentionally. He adds that the man in this video was removed from the scene and that mental healthcare recommendations were provided.

The last video depicts a man half dressed with only a shirt on strutting his stuff along Marine Corp Drive directly outside Adelup. This video was also sent to GPD for comment, and it appears that Friday may be the first time authorities learned of the incident.

This is not the first time in recent memory that videos similar in nature have been shared through social media. Other videos which have made their round have not only depicted incidents of naked individuals but also lewd acts being carried out in public.

Although they’ve been circulating lately, it is unknown exactly when any of the videos were shot.

PNC will be taking a deeper look into how indecent exposure cases are assessed, approached and addressed.  Then examine the mental health aspect as an underlying issue, how it is treated and cared for and wether drugs are a factor. Followed by a glimpse at the numbers and how Guam compares nationally.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.