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Criminal Law: Sex Crimes-Use of Propensity Evidence-Lack of Independent Proof of Corpus Delicti

Defendant was found guilty of committing sex crimes against a six-year old victim. On appeal, defendant challenged the use of propensity evidence without also presenting independent proof of the corpus delicti of the charged offenses. Where the corpus delicti rule ...

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Federal judge sentenced to 33 months in prison

U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to obstructing a judicial panel’s investigation of charges he sexually assaulted two female employees. Kent, the first sitting federal judge accused of ...

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Federal judge pleads not guilty to sex charges

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent, the first sitting federal judge accused of sex crimes, pleaded not guilty and was allowed to remain free on bond after the charges were expanded to include allegations by a ...

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