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Sex crimes victim gave credible testimony (access required)

Appellant’s convictions for object sexual penetration and aggravated sexual battery, both involving a child under 13 years old, are affirmed. Credibility Appellant Mayo argues that the victim’s testimony was “inherently incredible and uncorroborated,” given her delay in reporting Mayo’s abuse, ...

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Abuse victim’s testimony alone sufficient to convict (access required)

Where appellant attacked his convictions for multiple sex crimes, arguing that the young victim’s testimony was not buttressed with corroborating eyewitnesses, or with medical and forensic evidence, his convictions are affirmed. The victim’s testimony alone was sufficient to convict. Sufficient ...

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Convictions obtained by unlicensed prosecutor valid (access required)

Where the commonwealth’s attorney prosecuted defendant’s case while her license was suspended for not paying bar dues, a defense motion to set aside the guilty verdict is denied. A conviction obtained by an unlicensed prosecutor will not be voided unless ...

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Sentencing court can consider restrictions on sex offenders’ internet use (access required)

Where the sentencing court denied a defendant’s motion to modify eight of his supervised-released conditions because he provided no basis for modification, but two of the conditions, involving restrictions on a sex offender’s internet use, were altered by subsequent Supreme ...

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