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Criminal – Child Sexual Abuse – Victim Testimony (access required)

Although defendant argued that the abuse victim, his eight-year-old nephew by marriage, presented testimony that was inherently unbelievable, the Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s conviction for aggravated sexual battery. Specifically, defendant contends the child’s statements to a counselor and during his preliminary hearing were inconsistent with trial testimony. For example, the child used the word “penis” ...