Court Orders Offensive Rape Flier Case Unsealed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a judge to unseal records related to the prosecution of a man who authored an offensive flier about rape posted in a university bathroom.

The flier describing the “Top Ten Ways to Get Away with Rape” was found in 2012 in a coed dorm bathroom at Miami University in southwest Ohio.

The court on Thursday sided with the Cincinnati Enquirer, which argued in a lawsuit that Butler County Judge Robert Lyons improperly sealed the records after the former student pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor.

The court rejected related arguments by the paper that Lyons improperly sealed the convictions of other minor misdemeanors over several years.

A message was left with the Butler County prosecutor’s office, which represented the judge.

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