New York Post

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that lie-detector tests can be used to ensuresex offenders are obeying probation and that a ban on Web use is appropriate for some offenders.The ruling pertained to Jeffrey Johnson, an aerospace engineer who had used the Web to conductsexually explicit conversations with children from 1995-1997. He received more than seven years inprison and three years' probation after admitting to luring several kids to meetings and having sexwith two victims. He challenged the use of polygraph testing on constitutional grounds but a judgeruled against him. The judge did agree to install safeguards to the testing process.

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