A Wisconsin appellate court has ruled that "[p]olice who videotaped a man having sex with his comatose wife in her nursing home room violated his constitutional rights." The man visited his wife, a stroke victim, at a nursing Home in Wisconsin. According to the article, "[t]he ruling means prosecutors cannot introduce the videotapes as evidence in their case against [the man], who is charged with felony sexual assault for having intercourse with his wife without her consent at least three times in 2005."
An Arizona sex offender "who posed as a 12-year-old boy to enroll in Arizona schools has pleaded guilty to seven criminal charges ... and will go to prison for more than 70 years, a prosecutor said." The man, who was 30, wore heavy pancake makeup to pose as a 7th grader named Casey. The New York Times, Arizona Republic and Associated Press have more.
How Appealing reports that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed an entry of summary judgment "against minor females who filed a federal civil rights action alleging they were sexually abused by the then-Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut." How Appealing notes that the case involves former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano, "who was previously convicted in federal court on seventeen of the eighteen criminal counts against him, including two counts charging him with acting under color of law to deprive these plaintiffs of their constitutional rights to be free from unwanted sexual abuse." You may view the ruling here.
A Nebraska judge is being asked to decide "whether to return pornography to a convicted sex offender who says the state has no right to keep it." The man is currently serving a probation sentence after being convicted in a case in which he was accused of propositioning two teenage boys. The man has made a legal motion to have his computer and equipment returned to him, as they are no longer needed for evidence.
A federal judge in Nevada has issued a permanent injunction that "bars the state of Nevada from applying two new sex offender laws retroactively." U.S. District Judge James Mahan noted that the laws, as applied to several sex offenders represented by the ACLU of Nevada, are unconstitutional. Judge Mahan however declined to rule on whether the new laws may be applied to those convicted of sex offenses in the future. SL&P has more.