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Prior conviction properly admitted at sex crimes trial (access required)

Where appellant was convicted of several sex crimes at a bench trial, the trial court correctly admitted evidence of appellant’s 1988 rape conviction. Overview Appellant was convicted after a bench trial of two counts of forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration and custodial indecent liberties. The court heard testimony from the 10-year-old victim and her mother. Appellant had ...