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Evidence established criminal intent in sex abuse case (access required)

Where the appellant was convicted of aggravated sexual battery, there was sufficient evidence of his criminal intent. Moreover, the trial court did not abuse its discretion by crediting the complaining witness’s testimony. Overview E.Z., the 11-year-old complaining witness, claimed that her grandfather, appellant Diaz, molested her in her bedroom following a family New Year’s Eve celebration. Diaz ...