Friday, November 5, 2004

Woman who sold videos on Internet of herself in sex acts gets 6 months



By Sharon Coolidge
Enquirer staff writer

A 34-year-old Anderson Township woman who sold videotapes of her sexual encounters over the Internet was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.

Jennifer Dute pleaded guilty to two charges of attempted pandering obscenity, both misdemeanors. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel then convicted Dute, imposing the sentence.

Dute won't be jailed, though - she has already served her sentence.

In May 2003, the Ohio 1st District Court of Appeals threw out Dute's original conviction on four charges of felony pandering obscenity for selling the videos in early 2002.

She has served eight months of a year-long sentence.

The Appeals Court determined that Dute did not get a fair trial because Judge Patrick Dinkelacker refused to allow defense attorneys to show jurors a similar explicit video available in Hamilton County.

E-mail scoolidge@enquirer.com




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