- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - A Renton man convicted of indecent exposure in 1995 in connection with an undercover police operation targeting men seeking sex with other men has persuaded a judge to dismiss the case.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2dgOi1H ) that a Lynnwood Municipal Court judge agreed to drop the case against 51-year-old Rodney Antonson last month. The decision came after Antonson’s request for a pardon from Gov. Jay Inslee was shot down earlier this year.

Antonson’s attorney, John Tymczyszyn, has said the arrest of his client was a “clear case” of entrapment. He says the police report showed the arresting officer was the one to initially suggest sex during the August 1995 encounter in a Lynwood park.

The two-month undercover operation led to the arrests of 27 men.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com


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