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Criminal Law: Severance-Child Molestation

Where a defendant argued that a trial court erred when it refused to sever resisting-arrest and gun charges from child-molestation and statutory rape charges, the sex offense charges provided the basis for the state to bring the other charges and ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Multiple Acts Instructions

Defendant appealed his conviction for first-degree child molestation. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court erroneously rejected his double-jeopardy argument, erred in instructing the jury in that evidence was adduced of multiple acts that could each individually support defendant’s ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant pleaded guilty, in accordance with a plea agreement, to two counts of child molestation and was sentenced to two concurrent 10-year sentences. Defendant unsuccessfully filed a motion for post-conviction relief, alleging that he received ineffective assistance of counsel when ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Challenge to Sentence

Defendant appealed from his convictions for statutory sodomy, child molestation, sexual misconduct involving a child and victim-tampering. On appeal, defendant challenged the trial court’s orders relating to certain evidence pertaining to the victim. Defendant further challenged his sentence for his ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Out-Of-Court Testimony-491 Hearing

Where a defendant in a child-molestation case challenged the admission of the out-of-court testimony of an investigator, the trial court did not err in declaring the investigator unavailable and in admitting her 491 hearing testimony because she disclosed that she ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Witness Testimony-Propensity Evidence

Where a defendant in a child-molestation case challenged the admission of the testimony of a witness regarding prior incidents of uncharged child molestation that allegedly occurred decades earlier, the testimony corroborated the victim’s testimony and was admissible propensity evidence, and ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-‘Ritual or Ceremony’-Multiple Abusers

Where a defendant challenged his conviction for class A first-degree child molestation, the defendant was convicted under Section 566.067, which specified that the molestation was part of a “ritual or ceremony” defined as an act or series of acts performed ...

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