The New York Court of Appeals last week reinstated the conviction of a Manhattan lawyer for sending indecent text messages and e-mails to an undercover investigator he believed was a teenaged boy.

The court decided 5-2 in People v. Kozlow, that Penal Law �235.22, which made it a Class D felony to disseminate material that “depicts actual or simulated nudity, sexual conduct or sado-masochistic abuse,” covered indecent words as well as images.

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