State Rep. Matthew Barrett claims that the memory stick containing the naked women had been given to him several weeks ago from a legislative liaison for the State Library of Ohio. State Rep. Matthew Barrett civics lesson livened up the class of 20 students at Norwalk High when he inserted the memory stick into the school computer and the projected image of a topless woman. Police interviewed Barrett and and seized the data memory stick to determine the image's origin.
Barrett finished his lecture using printouts and then met with the school's principal and technology staff. The school's technology director apparently determined that the memory stick contained a directory of nude images.
"I have no idea where these came from," the Democrat exclaimed. However, Barrett then revealed that the memory stick was a gift from a legislative liaison from the state Library of Ohio. The topic of the lecture was how a bill becomes a law. Legal Pub wonders if this will spawn the birth of a law against State Representatives showing naked pictures to teenagers.
UPdate 10-4: Here is a link to Matt Barrett's blog. LINK. Apparently no posts yet!
UPdate 12-26-08: The investigation of Matt Barrett apparently ended and no action was taken against Barrett. Barrett (D-Amherst) resigned as state representative of the Ohio House 58th District.