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Lawmaker's Presentation Oops

NORWALK, OH -- This wasn't the lesson the high school class was supposed to be getting.

A state lawmaker was in a classroom in Norwalk, Ohio on Tuesday to give a civics lesson. He inserted a data memory stick into the school computer to project the graphics he had downloaded for the class.

But what came up on the screen instead, was an image of a topless woman.

The lawmaker says he pulled the memory stick back out right away, and finished his lecture using printouts.

Police interviewed the lawmaker, State Representative Matthew Barrett, and seized the memory stick and the computer to find out where the image came from.

Barrett says he has "no idea." He says he was given the data memory stick as a gift about three weeks ago.

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