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.