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The Squeeze Will Never Let You Down

From the AP:

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said an 88-year-old woman fended off a naked intruder by grabbing the man’s crotch and squeezing.

But here’s the part that doesn’t completely scan:

Troutdale police arrested a 46-year-old man. He has been jailed on accusations of burglary, harassment and private indecency. Bail was set at $110,000.

What, pray tell, is “private indecency”? All sorts of images come to mind, but few are illegal.

Watch this space for the inevitable answer from readers.

Update: Here ya go.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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