Appeals court overturns penalties for sex offender

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court’s order barring a convicted sex offender from viewing pornography, accessing the Internet and using the telephone for sex services.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said on Wednesday that a federal court in Memphis went too far because it banned Rashan Robert Doyle from being around his own four children.

Doyle was originally convicted in Buffalo, N.Y., of attempted sexual abuse in the first degree in a case involving an 11-year-old girl. Last year a federal judge in Memphis sentenced Doyle to more than three years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. The court said that after prison Doyle would have to spend the next 10 years with the additional restrictions on his activities.

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