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Prior Abuse Is Admissible ‘Bad Acts’ Evidence (access required)

At defendant’s trial for taking indecent liberties with his daughter, committed in Norfolk, the Norfolk Circuit Court will admit evidence that defendant committed similar, ongoing and escalating sexual assaults against her during the decade after they moved away from Norfolk, and that she complained to her high school guidance counselor about the abuse. Trial courts have ...

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