Evidence from hidden camera was properly authenticated, court ruled

An Ohio doctor was charged with sexual misconduct after his inappropriate sexual comments were secretly taped by one of his patients. Larry Lee Smith argued before the Court of Appeals that the hidden camera violated his due process rights, but the court found that the secret tape was proper and did not violate any of his rights.

When a female patient of Smiths complained to the local police that he had given her drugs so he could make sexual advances toward her, they gave her a secret camera to try and capture some evidence. She visited him three more times, managing to capture inappropriate and suggestive sexual language.

 

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