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Criminal – Appeals – Rule 5A:18 – Pandering – Jury Instructions – Sufficiency (access required)

Although defendant, who operated an "escort service," contends the trial court's jury instruction misstated the elements of pandering by reducing the requisite intent from "purpose" to "mere knowledge" that sexual intercourse had occurred, and by broadening the scope of the offense to include "sexual acts" not specifically proscribed by Code § 18.2-356, the jury ...

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