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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Federal appeals court rules search that found nude photos of teen was illegal

From the Daily Reporter:
A federal appeals court has ruled that a policeman acted illegally when he obtained a Lexington man's cellphone containing nude photographs of a teenager.

According to an account in court records, on October 21, 2007, the guardian of the unnamed 14-year-old girl told police that Frankie Joe Little had taken photographs of the teenager in his mobile home while the girl was lying naked on his bed.

Lexington Police Lt. Michael Harper, who knew Little, found the man at Little's mother's home and asked him to come to the police station. When Little went to get a shirt, Harper followed him inside where he took possession of Little's cellphone. It was later found to contain the photographs.

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