INDIANAPOLIS, June 24 (UPI) -- The Indiana Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a man who pretended to be a disc jockey to trick two men into undressing.
Richard Brown, who was released from prison last month after serving part of a 5-year sentence, will not have to spend three years on probation. The high court ruled that there were no grounds to convict him of a felony.
Brown got three men to come to his house in Indianapolis and, claiming to be a disc jockey, offered them $50,000 if they would undress and leave the house in nothing but a T-shirt. Two of the men took him up on it.
Jurors took only 15 minutes in 2005 to convict Brown of two felonies.
The high court found that the words "fraud" and "enticement" in the criminal confinement statute are too vague. The court also threw out Brown's conviction for identity theft on the grounds that he did not impersonate a real employee of WNOU-FM.