Court upholds conviction of man who videotaped 11-year-old

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who secretly videotaped an 11-year-old girl while she was undressed in a bathroom.

Terry Lee Martin was convicted of creating nudity-oriented material involving a minor and possession of criminal tools. The Dayton man has argued that the images weren’t lewd and didn’t involve a “graphic focus” on genitals as defined under Ohio law.

The court in a 5-2 decision Wednesday rejected Martin’s argument and said the images clearly met the legal definition of nudity that prohibits the creation of child-nudity-oriented material.

Court records say Martin used an iPod to record the girl in March 2012 in Montgomery County.

Valerie Kunze (KUHN’-zee), a state public defender representing Martin, called it “an overbroad and dangerous interpretation of Ohio law.”

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