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Tag Archives: Judge Mary Grace O’Brien

Despite wife’s long-term relationship, no change in support (access required)

Although the wife was in an exclusive, continuous, monogamous relationship with another man following her separation from husband, because they maintained separate residences, the trial court did not err by holding that husband failed to prove the threshold “common residence” ...

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Defendant’s prior conviction on similar offense was admissible (access required)

Prior convictions involving the defendant’s exposing himself to the significantly younger minor child of a female acquaintance while using a vehicle to facilitate the offense was admissible as proof of his propensity to commit the crime charged. Background On July ...

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Grabbing woman’s breasts not enough for sexual battery (access required)

A majority of the court reversed a sexual battery conviction, finding the defendant’s conduct in grabbing and twisting the victim’s breasts was insufficient to constitute sexual battery because he did not use “force” in the nonconsensual touching. Background In April ...

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Optometrist guilty of sexual battery (access required)

An optometrist lost his appeal challenging his conviction for sexual battery after a trial on allegations he inappropriately touched more than one complaining witness. Background Three women testified that appellant, a licensed optometrist, inappropriately touching them during eye exams. Appellant ...

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