Date registered: Aug 2002
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Very significant ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The videotapes do not lie, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday in upholding an exotic dancer's conviction and sentence for performing sex acts with a dog.
The court unanimously rejected the appeal of Romona Anglemyer, a 32-year-old woman who had worked at the now defunct Mataya's Babydolls club.
She argued that videotapes confiscated by police at the club showing several people, including Anglemyer, performing sex acts with animals should not have been entered into evidence at her trial.
But the high court said the content of the tapes, together with information seized by police during the investigation, warranted their admittance and basis for the conviction.
Anglemyer did not contest that the activity shown on the videotapes constituted indecency with an animal, a misdemeanor. What she had argued was that the tapes should not have been admitted without the testimony of a witness who actually saw the events depicted and could testify to the tapes' accuracy.
Even without an eyewitness, photographic evidence can stand on its own to justify its admission at trial, the high court said in rejecting her argument.
The tape in question had a date stamp and the hotel room in which it was taken was identified by police, the court said. Additionally, there was no evidence to raise doubts about the tape's validity, the court said.
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