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CAV: Marine’s conviction for rape of subordinate affirmed (access required)

The defendant’s Confrontation Clause challenge to the trial court’s evidentiary exclusions under Virginia’s rape-shield law were not raised in the proceedings below and, in any event, did not rise above the level of harmless error. Background Appellant Michael Maldini and M.L. were both U.S. Marines. Maldini was far senior in rank to M.L. and was also in ...