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Wis. court tosses conviction in sex meeting case


MADISON (AP) -- A Wisconsin appeals court has overturned the conviction of a man who was accused of trying to meet an underage girl to have sex.


The District 2 Court of Appeals says the prosecutor knew the woman that Clifford Bvocik wanted to meet was actually 28, but falsely suggested she was really 14 in his closing arguments.

Bvocik had been trying to meet the woman after they both joined a sex-themed Web site for adults.

The 28-year-old woman listed her actual age on the site, but later lied to Bvocik that she was 14. He continued to try to meet despite the claim, and she contacted Manitowoc Police.

Police continued communicating with Bvocik under her persona, and he was arrested after he went to meet her.

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