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Criminal Law: Statutory Sodomy-Clothing of Testifying Victim-Attempt to Influence Jury

Defendant was convicted of first-degree statutory sodomy and sentenced to life imprisonment. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court, despite defendant’s objection, erroneously allowed the child victim to testify while wearing a jacket from Bikers Against Child Abuse because the clothing was intended to influence the jury. Where there was no evidence that the jury ...