LaDuke had been at Schaumburg Christian for 26 years before a student told administrators in November that the teacher had lowered his trousers and masturbated behind his lectern as 13 high school students worked on math problems.
His attorney states LaDuke suffers from dementia, a degenerative neurological condition that has lead to frontal lobe syndrome and that he will be persueing an insanity defense wielding in a brain scan to support this diagnosis.
Owen Jones, director of theMacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience:
“It would be nearly inconceivable that any court would conclude that a person was insane on the basis of brain scanning alone,” he said. “This technology, astonishing as it is, is not likely to displace all the other factors that go into assessing a person’s culpability. It probably will never be the only kind of evidence. It will be weighted in the balance of many other things.” [via]
But it landed him a plea.