Saturday, December 03, 2005

I Believe the Precedent Cited was the "Paranoimia Defense" from "U.S. v. Max Headroom"

The Ontario Attorney General is considering appealing the acquittal of a Canadian man on charges of sexual assault. His defense? He was asleep at the time and suffering from "sexsomnia."

Jay Luedecke, 33, met his female victim at a party. She testified that she later awoke to find Luedecke having sex with her. She pushed him away and called the police.

According to the Reuters report, "Luedecke confessed to police after he discovered [he] was still wearing a condom and realized he had had sex."

A sleep expert testified in court that "Luedecke suffers from a disorder that causes sexsomnia -- involuntary sexual behavior during sleep -- which he had experienced before."

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