A man charged with masturbating naked inside a ski lift has pleaded not guilty to the charges in Brattleboro, Vt.

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William Barret, a data processing supervisor in the state comptroller's office, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony lewd and lascivious conduct as well as misdemeanor marijuana possession, the Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union reported Thursday.

Barret was arrested Dec. 15 when a man riding a gondola down the hill noticed a naked man standing and masturbating in an enclosed sky car on its way up the hill. The man made a note of the gondola's number and notified the ski patrol when he arrived at the bottom of the hill.

Stratton security and police officers intercepted Barret when he arrived at the bottom of the hill fully dressed and witnesses identified him as the masturbating man.

Police said they found a lighter, a glass pipe and a film canister containing a little more than a gram of marijuana.

Barret is due for a status conference April 23.