A judge upheld a conviction against an Ottawa-area man who claimed his sexual assault of a woman after a house party was a case of “sexsomnia,” reports Yahoo!

Justice Kimberly Moore said she rejected the testimony of Dr. Colin Shapiro, the psychiatrist who coined the term “sexsomnia,” and said that Hartman likely had the disorder.

The condition, which is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5), the American Psychiatric Association’s authoritative classification of mental disorders, causes people to engage in sexual behaviour while asleep.

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