LITCHFIELD, Minn. – A rural Litchfield man has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation and ordered to build a fence after neighbors say they saw him doing chores and sunbathing outdoors while nude.

According to court documents, from last May 25 to July 12, witnesses say they saw Larry Fiero, 59, sunbathing nude on his deck, picking up sticks while only wearing work boots, riding a lawn mower and bringing his garbage can to the road while completely nude. He was also charged again after washing his car naked in October.

A deputy with the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office spoke with Fiero May 28 after the initial complaint and Fiero told him he had “moved to a rural area so he could pursue a nudist lifestyle.” He was given a warning, but calls continued from neighbors in the following days.

It is illegal to be nude in publicly viewable places in Minnesota.

As part of a plea deal, he admitted one count of gross misdemeanor indecent exposure, with three charges dropped, and must provide proof of the fencing around his yard to law enforcement.

He will also undergo psychological evaluation and must follow any treatment recommendations, the judge ruled Tuesday.

Fiero was previously convicted of indecent exposure in September 2012.

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