Judge Bars Teen From Sex

9-29-05 - A state district judge has ordered a 17-year-old drug offender barred from sex as a condition of her probation.

It is one of several unorthodox rulings Judge Lauri Blake has imposed since she was elected ten months ago in the district court that covers Fannin and Grayson counties.

She has also prohibited tattoos, body piercings, earrings and clothing "associated with the drug culture" for those on probation.

Blake agreed to an interview but later declined through her court coordinator.

Some wonder how she can enforce some of her conditions, such as the sex ban.

Former federal prosecutor Fred Moss says some conditions could be viewed as violating someone's personal dignity.

And Steve Blackburn, a lawyer involved with the Dallas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, says conditions that violate someone's constitutional rights are best avoided.


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