June 2, 2004 at 5:57 PM EST - Updated June 28 at 2:01 AM
A motion to suppress evidence in the case against former Channel Nine reporter Stephan Hill was denied yesterday. Judge David Davis of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court ruled against the move by Hill's attorney Ken Lawson.
Hill faces 12 counts of having sexual contact with teenage boys. The ruling means videotapes taken from Hill's home will be admitted into court as evidence.
Lawson argued that the videotapes should not have been taken from the house, but Judge Davis said that the police had reasons to search.
"I think when you look at all these facts contained in the affidavit and the nature of the crime its only natural to conclude that these offenses did in fact occur so some fruits of the crime would be in the residence described," Judge Davis said.