Officials in Ontario plan to review the case of a man who was accused of sexual assault, but was acquitted after it found that he suffers from "sexomnia" and was asleep when the incident occurred, Reuters reported.
Jan Luedecke, 33, was acquitted of the charges last Tuesday. A sleep expert testified on Luedecke's behalf, confirming the man's claims that he has "sexomnia", a disease which causes involuntary sexual behavior during sleep.
Because of the strange circumstances surrounding the case, Ontario officials said they have to put forth further research before deciding on appeal options.
"This matter will be carefully considered to determine our next steps," Brendan Crawley, a spokesman for the Attorney General told Reuters.