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September 10, 2021 Introduction of Accuser’s Interview Leads to Reversal in Molestation Case

In Castaneda v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court erred in permitting the State to…

June 23, 2021 Court Rules That No Written Report Was Required for Forensic Interview Expert

In Barraza v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the defense was not prejudiced by the State’s failure…

June 7, 2021 Despite Alleged Juror Misconduct, Court Affirms Molestation Convictions

In the case of State v. Melly, the defendant sought to overturn his child molestation convictions and obtain a new…

May 14, 2021 Court of Appeals Affirms Admission of Child’s Journal

Following a jury trial, the defendant in Kendricks v. State was convicted for the offenses of rape and aggravated sexual…

February 13, 2021 Evidence of Other Acts and Flight from Trial Admissible in Molestation Case

In Maner v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court properly allowed the prosecution to introduce…

February 9, 2021 Photos of Sleeping Child Did Not Constitute Molestation

In Rice v. State, the Defendant was convicted at a bench trial of seven counts of child molestation, two counts…

December 1, 2020 Court of Appeals Affirms Granting of New Trial in Molestation Case

In the defendant’s motion for new trial, he contended that the jury’s verdict was against the weight of the evidence….

November 10, 2020 Evidence of Dr. Phil Episode Secures Defendant a New Trial

In Tumlin v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s child molestation convictions, finding that he received ineffective…

October 28, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court Remands Hearsay Issue in Molestation Case

In Sanchious v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court in a unanimous decision remanded the defendant’s child molestation case back to…

September 29, 2020 Court Reverses Conviction Finding Insufficient Evidence of Enticement

In Phillips v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s convictions for criminal attempt to commit enticing a…

August 25, 2020 Court of Appeals Vacates Convictions on Some Charges, Affirms Others

This was after the Court had previously reversed the trial court’s denial of the appellant’s special demurrer which challenged the…

August 17, 2020 Docuseries ‘Outcry’ Explores the Reality of False Child Molestation Allegations

If there is one lesson to be learned from Outcry, it is that even the powerful and respected can fall…

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