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Victim’s Distress Supported ‘Aggravated’ Element (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of aggravated sexual battery after he sexually assaulted a woman who had been helped to a bed in a coworker’s home after a social gathering, due to her intoxication; the woman’s testimony demonstrated her serious mental injury. Defendant contends the commonwealth presented insufficient evidence to prove that defendant caused ...