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Criminal – Rape – Delay In Reporting – Jury Instruction – Victim's Letters (access required)

Where the trial court refused to instruct the jury that the 11-year old rape victim's failure to report her father's alleged rape of her for a "reasonable period after the incident occurred" was a reason to doubt the truthfulness of the victim's story, but the court allowed defense counsel to argue this point to the ...