The Iowa Supreme Court has ordered new proceedings in a pornography case involving a Manchester funeral director. The case involves Ted Shelly, president of Shelly Funeral Home. In 1998, a jury awarded an elderly couple more than 200-thousand dollars in damages after Shelly allegedly exposed them to pornography in an apartment he rented to them. He was also charged with indecent exposure in 1996 after police videotaped him masturbating in front of the couple. The state’s high court has referred the case back to Delaware County Courts to determine the responsibility of the insurance carrier to pay damages and provide Shelly’s legal defense.
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