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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…

July 23, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court on Admission of Digital Evidence in Child Molestation Case

The Georgia Supreme Court recently denied certiorari for a defendant convicted of child molestation and public indecency, but the Court…

June 4, 2020 Court of Appeals Upholds Prior Child Molestation Conviction as Admissible Evidence

In Wilson v. State, the defendant appealed his convictions for two counts of incest, one count of statutory rape, and…

May 11, 2020 Court Holds That Molestation Plea May be Withdrawn Due to Void Sentence

The Georgia Court of Appeals held that the defendant had a right to withdraw his guilty plea to two counts…

April 2, 2020 Pregnancy May Constitute Physical Injury Element of Aggravated Child Molestation

In Daddario v. State, the Georgia Supreme Court held that a child victim’s pregnancy and difficult childbirth could be sufficient…

March 5, 2020 Court Vacates Denial of Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea to Molestation Charges

The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the denial of a defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea to child molestation…

February 23, 2020 Court Closure Leads to Reversal of Rape and Molestation Charges

The Georgia Court of Appeals held that the trial court’s total closure of the courtroom during the alleged victim’s testimony…

December 15, 2019 Improper Jury Communication Leads to Reversal in Child Molestation Case

The Georgia Court of Appeals held that a bailiff’s comments to the jury that the case had previously resulted in…

November 20, 2019 Court Affirms Convictions Despite Vacating Two Molestation Counts

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s conviction for aggravated sexual battery but vacated convictions on two of the…

September 26, 2019 Court of Appeals Rules That Molestation Plea May Be Withdrawn

In 2011, the defendant entered a negotiated plea to the offenses of statutory rape and child molestation. He later filed…

September 6, 2019 Court Affirms Molestation Convictions Despite Questionable Rape Shield Ruling

In State v. Nguyen, the defendant was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old girl. Prior to trial, the State…

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