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Criminal – Aggravated Sexual Battery – Indictment Amendment (access required)

The Court of Appeals says a trial court did not err in amending, prior to arraignment, one indictment charging indecent liberties with a child under Va. Code § 18.2-370 to charge aggravated sexual battery, and defendant’s conviction of that charge under Code § 18.2-67.3 is affirmed. The indictment initially charged defendant with sexually abusing a child; ...

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