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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…

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May 11, 2020 Court Holds That Molestation Plea May be Withdrawn Due to Void Sentence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

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