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Criminal Law: Sexual Abuse, Sufficiency of Evidence, Variance from Indictment

  Defendant was convicted of sexual abuse and attempted witness-tampering, stemming from an assault on his girlfriend. On appeal, defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, argued that the district court erroneously admitted hearsay evidence and alleged there was a fatal variance from his indictment on the witness-tampering charge. Where jury heard evidence that defendant placed the ...

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