Friday, September 25, 2020

When The Lack Of A Coverup Is The Crime

The Ohio Supreme Court has granted a motion of the Butler County Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee to suspend an attorney on an interim basis.

The attorney had been subject to a stayed two-year suspension for "chronically driving nude."

From the Supreme Court's earlier order 

Blauvelt has a history of public nudity. In 2006, when he was the Hamilton city prosecutor, security cameras recorded him naked after hours in the government building housing the prosecutor’s office. He was charged with public indecency, but the case was dismissed based on a speedy-trial violation. The city nonetheless terminated Blauvelt’s employment.

In March 2018, an officer stopped Blauvelt’s vehicle for a headlight violation and observed that Blauvelt was naked. No charges were filed as a result of that incident.

In October 2018, the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a report that a motorist was masturbating while driving. A state trooper stopped Blauvelt’s vehicle and found him naked, with pants covering his lap. After talking with Blauvelt, the trooper suspected that Blauvelt was intoxicated and arrested him.

The basis for the motion is a charge of public indecency during the period of probation

The police report indicates that [he] is suspected in a different nude-driving event involving a juvenile victim.

The Butler County Journal-News reported on the arrest

On Monday, according to Hamilton County Municipal Court records, Blauvelt was charged with pubic [sic?]  indecency, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, for allegedly driving nude on I-275 and “exposing his private parts to a female who believed she was being followed by the subject.”

Clearly there is ethical danger in autoerotic behavior. (Mike Frisch)

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