NORTH HAVERHILL — A Derby, Vt., man, convicted by a N.H. judge this summer for indecent exposure in a van in the T.J. Maxx parking lot in Littleton, appealed his conviction to Grafton Superior Court, where he was acquitted by a jury last week.
Gregory Good, 35, who was convicted after a bench trial at Littleton District Court in July on a Class A misdemeanor count of indecent exposure and lewdness, was found not guilty of the charge Friday.
Good had been accused of having his trousers down around his knees and fondling himself in a van parked outside T.J. Maxx on the evening of Nov. 6, 2015, and calling attention to a woman walking past.
According to her account, she left the area and promptly called Littleton police, who arrived on scene to speak with Good, who subsequently denied committing a lewd act when police informed him of the female caller. According to court records, when asked if he knew of a reason why a random female would walk by his van and call the police if the incident had not actually occurred, Good told Littleton Police Sgt. Stephen Cox he didn’t know.
When Cox took the report from the woman returned to Good and explained to him what the woman had told him, Good, according to the affidavit for arrest, said he did not know why someone would make a report like that, and, when asked by Cox, said he knew of no one in the area who has a personal vendetta against him and who would make a false report to police.
Good was arrested in February, following a police investigation.
His district court conviction had carried a six-month suspended jail sentence on condition of one year of good behavior and a $1,000 fine, $500 of which was suspended.
Good enlisted Lancaster defense attorney Len Harden.
On Tuesday, Harden said there was evidence he was able to present last week at superior court that was not presented at district court.
“The evidence was clear and compelling that he didn’t do anything wrong and that in fact there was an innocent explanation that was provided that the jury accepted and acquitted him of,” said Harden.
With the appeal successful, the charge will now be expunged from Good’s record.