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Court: Man illegally taped encounter with naked prostitute (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An appeals court says a man was properly convicted of videotaping a sexual encounter with a naked prostitute.

A jury in Winnebago County convicted Charles Adams in 2012 of illegally capturing an image of nudity. He was sentenced to five years and six months in prison.

Adams argues the prostitute had no expectation of privacy because he was paying her for sex. He also argued he needed the video to defend himself in case she overdosed on drugs or she accused him of attacking her.


The 2nd District Court of Appeals rejected both arguments, ruling Wednesday that just because the woman was a prostitute didn’t mean she relinquished her expectation of privacy and there’s no evidence Adams made the recording to protect himself.

Adams’ attorney declined immediate comment.

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