The So-Called “Cybersex” Case of Oliver Jovanovic

In 1998, together with Jack T. Litman, Mr. Sosinsky represented Oliver Jovanovic in what was one of the most highly sensational trials of that decade. The case was hailed as the first prosecution in the City for a sexual assault in which the parties had met over the internet. Although Oliver was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting the complainant, the conviction was overturned based principally upon the trial court’s erroneous exclusion of critical communications between the parties in which they discussed, among other things, what they planned to do with each other. The charges were later dismissed.