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'Naked Photographer' To Practice Law Again

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Stephen Linnen, better known as the "Naked Photographer" had his law license reinstated by the Ohio Supreme Court. Stephen Linnen, better known as the "Naked Photographer" had his law license reinstated by the Ohio Supreme Court.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A man who served time for flashing dozens of women throughout Central Ohio while photographing their reactions is back on the job – as an attorney.

Stephen Linnen, better known as the "Naked Photographer" had his law license reinstated by the Ohio Supreme Court.

In 2006, Linnen admitted to stripping down, sneaking up on women and taking photos.

His case captured Central Ohio in 2002-2003 and even peaked the interest of the Maury Povich Show.

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Linnen was then a lawyer for the Ohio House Republican caucus.  Police knew him as the man who approached some 40 women throughout Franklin County, over a year and a half, naked.

The then-divorced man in his early 30s would surprise the women then snap their picture to capture their reaction.

"There were some women that weren't at all threatened by him, in fact, they laughed at him. We have the evidence. I have the pictures. They would laugh at him. There were others that were terrified of him," said attorney Bradley Frick, who was lead council for the Columbus Bar Association in 2006 as well as council for the presentation for reinstatement last year.

After spending 18 months in jail through a work release program, the now 43-year-old Columbus man can practice law.

"Well it does on it's face look surprising but the Supreme Court required him to go through a number of hoops," added Frick.

Linnen must enter a 3-year contract with the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, continue counseling, treatment in a 12-step program and refrain from any illegal conduct.  Linnen will also serve a period of three years on monitored probation.

NBC4 
tried to reach Linnen for comment, but was unsuccessful.



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