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HAMILTON, OHIO (AP)-A city prosecutor was charged with indecency after a security camera caught him walking around naked in a government building after business hours. Scott Blauvelt, 35, was arrested last week and released from jail to await a hearing in Hamilton Municipal Court, where he usually works. A guard monitoring a security camera spotted a nude man investigators identified as Blauvelt in a building that houses county offices the night of Oct. 5, sheriff’s Major Anthony Dwyer said. The night before, security video had captured Blauvelt naked in another area of the building, where city offices are located, Dwyer said. Dwyer said investigators don’t know why Blauvelt, who was alone, wasn’t wearing clothes. He faces two counts of indecency. The charge carries up to a month in jail and a $250 fine. He has been placed on paid leave. In a preliminary hearing, Blauvelt’s lawyer, Michael Gmoser, said his client was seriously injured in a 2005 car accident, suffers from bipolar disorder and is on medication for seizures. Book gets DA thrown off case SACRAMENTO, CALIF.-A prosecutor with a book to sell mixed too many facts with her fiction, an intermediate California state appeals court has ruled. A three-justice 2d District Court of Appeal panel said that Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Joyce Dudley cannot prosecute People v. Haraguchi because her self-published crime novel, “Intoxicating Agent,” appears to borrow personal and factual details from the pending rape case against Massey Harushi Haraguchi. “It is understandable that petitioner would question whether his constitutional rights will be protected by a prosecutor who writes a fictional account about a case similar to his own in which the defendant is depicted as a vile brute,” Justice Kenneth Yegan wrote in the unanimous opinion. Dudley has denied weaving the Haraguchi case into the book. “The fact that I have written and published this fictional book has not affected or impacted any of my decisions in this case,” Dudley wrote in her defense. Published in January, Intoxicating Agent chronicles 48 hours in the fictional life of Santa Barbara County prosecutor Jordon Danner. With “the poise and sexiness of a dancer, the brains of a scholar, and the protective passion of a mother,” Danner fights to put away a defendant described alternately as a “pig,” a “heartless bastard” and a “dirt bag” who is accused of raping a drunk but community-serving victim. The panel said Dudley’s continuing as prosecutor in the case would be “unseemly” given the book’s content. “Defense counsel is portrayed as ‘disingenuous and manipulative’ and as deserving to have his ‘ass’ kicked,” the panel wrote. “These stereotypical generalizations have no place in a current public prosecutor’s thinking processes even if they are uttered in a fictional account.” -The Recorder Deadbeat dad told to wear sign WABASH, IND. (AP)-A judge ordered that a man who has failed to pay child support must spend his days sitting in a county building’s lobby under a sign reading “I don’t support my kids.” Wabash County Circuit Judge Robert McCallen III said he imposed the sentence against Michael Booth, 33, of Wabash not as a special punishment, but to avoid adding to the overcrowding of the county jail. The judge cited Booth for contempt of court, but said he would release Booth from sitting under the sign once he begins working at a job or shows he is making a sufficient attempt to find one.

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