Can You Sleepwalk Into a Crime?

Can you sleepwalk your way into crime? That's what happened to Adam Ball, who sleepwalked into an underaged girl's bed:

Just over a year ago, Alan Ball went to a New Year's Eve house party, drank heavily and fell asleep on a sofa.

At some point during the night, he got up, went upstairs and climbed into bed with an under-age girl, whom he kissed on the lips.

After a year in which this lorry-driving father lost his job and was able to see his five-year-old daughter only during supervised visits, a judge at Preston Crown Court this week cleared him of sexual assault after the 35-year-old claimed he was sleepwalking at the time of the incident and had no memory of the events.

Marcus Dunk of The Daily Mail has the story: Link

(Photo: Bruce Adams)

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My sister sleepwalks. When I lived in a townhouse with her and my mom, she would sleepwalk up and down two flights of stairs just fine. One example is when she wandered down into my room. I awoke to her fussing with a beanbag chair. I asked what she was doing, and she just looked right through me, and said she was looking to get ready for school. Asked where her books were. She thought it was her bookbag.

Typically I couldn't wake her, and would just lead her back to her room. Stress does funny things to people.
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Does anyone else find it strange that a guy who crawled into bed with an underage girl has the same name as the guy who wrote "American Beauty"?
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