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Calls to Ex-Girlfriend Were Harassment (access required)

A man’s vulgar and angry calls threatening sexual violence against his ex-paramour who called his wife after he broke off their extramarital affair were harassing and violated Va. Code § 18.2-427, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. In Barson v. ...

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Handling of Victim Interview Tape Violates Brady (access required)

On rehearing en banc, the Court of Appeals reverses and remands defendant’s jury trial convictions for taking indecent liberties with his stepchild, aggravated sexual battery and animate object penetration; the commonwealth’s failure to disclose before trial a recording of victim’s ...

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