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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…

September 2, 2014 Reference to Duke Lacrosse Case in Defense’s Closing is Permissible

During closing, Johnson’s defense attorney argued that there had been “numerous famous instances of false cries of rape. We don’t…

August 13, 2014 Prosecutor’s Closing Argument Causes Reversal in Georgia Rape Case

During closing argument, the prosecutor asked the defendant’s girlfriend, who was seated in the courtroom, to stand up and make…

January 8, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Reverses Molestation and Rape Conviction

The defendant was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse allegedly involving his stepdaughter. The girl’s mother, who was married…

December 5, 2013 Improper Comments by ADA Lead to Reversal of GA Rape Conviction

In Cheeks v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the defendant’s convictions for rape and false imprisonment, finding that…

October 31, 2013 GA Court of Appeals: Confession Admissible in Statutory Rape Case

In State v. Munoz, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s order suppressing the defendant’s confession, holding that…

October 3, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Finds Jury Trial Waiver Valid in Rape Case

In Birdette v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s rape conviction and held that despite the defendant’s…

June 30, 2013 Ga Court of Appeals: Defense Waived Objection to Child Hearsay

Walker was charged with two counts of rape, four counts of aggravated child molestation, three counts of aggravated sodomy and…

April 5, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Revisits Child Molestation Case and Affirms Convictions

James Wilder was convicted at trial of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, child molestation, and sexual exploitation of a child…

April 1, 2013 Ga Court of Appeals: Child Molestation is not Lesser Offense of Statutory Rape

Joseph Nelson was charged with one count of statutory rape and one count of indecent exposure. The State accused him…

March 20, 2013 GA Court of Appeals: No First Offender in Sex Offense Cases

This is contrary to the interpretation of many Superior Court judges throughout Georgia who have concluded that the plain language…

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