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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Law - In Ohio, law license of "naked photographer" reinstated

You can read the story reported by Jim Woods in the Columbus Ohio Dispatch. A few quotes:

[Stephen P. Linnen, 43], who lives in the Clintonville neighborhood, pleaded guilty in 2005 to 53 misdemeanor charges of public indecency, sexual imposition and criminal trespassing. He served an 18-month sentence in jail and under house arrest.

In incidents in 2002 and 2003, Linnen surprised women in public areas by wearing nothing but a cap and shoes and then snapping photographs of their reactions. Images of some of his encounters with his 38 victims were found in his apartment, police said.

At the time, Linnen was a legal counsel to Larry Householder, who was the speaker of the Ohio House.

Linnen said he was a sex addict driven by pressures and depression. “I sought a euphoric outlet in some way to medicate the psychological pain I was feeling, some way to kind of give a jolt to my system to bring me out of my depression,” Linnen wrote in a 2005 deposition.

After his conviction, the Ohio Supreme Court stripped him of his license to practice.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 20, 2014 03:36 PM
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