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CAV: “False report” trial venue proper where harm occurred (access required)

A defendant on trial for falsely reporting sexual abuse to law enforcement could be tried either in the jurisdiction she was in when she made the report, if known, or in the jurisdiction to which she made the report and caused expenditure of scarce law enforcement resources. Background Appellant Grace McGuire emailed the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department ...