I have had several public indecency charges, almost all of them from when I was young and stupid, but two where after somebody found out about my past, and used that charge as an easy, unsubstantiated way to harm somebody (me), or to get even. You are automatically guilty, and no attorneys want to fight these charges, because you can't prove something supposedly seen, never actually happened.
I wish that there was a different way of handling all sex crimes as one, and I wish that there could be a suppression of one's misdemeanor record from the public after a decade of no repeat offenses, so one could again be a productive member of society, but if the police needed to check, it would still be there. It would be kind of like your name would pop up, but the offense would be a blank, just for the police, FBI, etc. I never harmed anybody or assaulted anybody and no children were harmed, so why do people act like a child molester and a drunken streaker are the same?