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April 25, 2017 Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Rape Indictment

The Court held that the statute of limitations was not tolled since the defendant’s identity was not “unknown” to the…

July 5, 2016 Court Affirms Use of “Other Acts” Evidence in Rape Case

The defendant was convicted of forcibly raping a young woman who was living with him at the time. The alleged…

June 5, 2016 Court Affirms Warrantless DNA Swab in Rape Case

The Court held that the officer had probable cause to believe the defendant had assaulted the victim and exigent circumstances…

April 14, 2016 Court Excludes Evidence of Prior Sexual Acts in Rape Case

The defendant was charged with the forcible rape of a 28 year-old woman. In an attempt to show the defendant’s…

March 25, 2016 Confusing Decision from Court of Appeals Affirming Rape Conviction

At trial, the defendant was convicted of several offenses, including rape, following an incident with his then wife. The defendant…

March 22, 2016 Court Rules That After Verdict Jury Can be Sent Back to Deliberate

Following a jury trial, the defendant was convicted of rape and multiple counts of child molestation. After the jury read…

December 16, 2015 Court Reverses Rape Conviction Due to Violation of Right to Counsel

In 1981, the defendant was tried in Columbus, GA on two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated sodomy, and…

February 5, 2015 State’s Appeal Dismissed in South Georgia Rape Case

Andrade was charged with three counts of rape and one count of burglary. He filed a motion to suppress statements…

January 14, 2015 Federal Court Grants Habeas Relief and Vacates GA Rape Conviction

In 2005, Nejad was convicted of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery in Fulton…

December 22, 2014 Court Affirms Joinder of Statutory Rape and Molestation Charges for Trial

The record showed that S.H., who was 14 at the time, and her 16 year old brother took scuba diving…

October 29, 2014 GA Rape Conviction Reversed Due to State’s Failure to Prove Venue

The Court held that the trial court properly found that the State failed to prove venue in Fulton County. The…

October 15, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Expert Testimony on Rape Victim Behavior

The Court held that an expert witness may testify as to certain typical patterns of behavior exhibited by victims of…

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