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Dad who bought daughter vibrator cleared of charges

8:16 AM, Oct 19, 2012   |    comments
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HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. -- A jury has cleared a central Pennsylvania man of sex-related charges after determining he didn't commit a crime by purchasing a vibrator for his 13-year-old daughter.

The Associated Press isn't naming the Hollidaysburg man to protect the identity of his daughter, who is now 16. The girl testified her father bought her the vibrator and also gave her cigarettes, marijuana and pornography before asking her for oral sex -- at which time she rejected his advances and ended their relationship. The incidents happened after the girl began spending weekends with her father in late 2009.

The Altoona Mirror reports the Blair County jury acquitted the man Tuesday after asking the judge to define "obscene material."

Defense attorney Mark Zearfus defended the verdict saying "sex toys aren't illegal" even though buying one for a teenager "may not be advisable."

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