(Altoona Mirror) The Hollidaysburg-area father who told a jury that he bought a vibrator for his then-13-year-old daughter was cleared Tuesday of all criminal charges, including dissemination of sex material to a minor.

To reach a guilty verdict on that charge, the jury needed to conclude that the vibrator fit the legal definition of obscene material. After hearing Senior Judge Thomas G. Peoples read the applicable law for the second time, the jury concluded that it didn’t.

“It was the right decision,” defense attorney Mark Zearfaus said. “Sex toys are not illegal. It may not be advisable to buy one for a teenager, but it’s not a crime.”

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