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May 18, 2018 Court of Appeals Affirms Grant of New Trial in Molestation Case

The new trial was granted on the grounds that critical evidence was discovered by the parties mid-trial that was never…

May 6, 2018 Court of Appeals Remands Rape Case Back to Trial Court

The defendant was convicted of one count of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The alleged victim was a…

April 25, 2018 Child’s Therapy Records Form Basis for Reversal in Molestation Case

The alleged victim accused the defendant of touching her on several occasions when she was between the ages of seven…

April 23, 2018 11th Circuit Reverses Conviction for Distribution of Child Pornography

The evidence at trial showed that the defendant was downloading child pornography using the file-sharing program Ares. The program’s default…

April 14, 2018 Court of Appeals Finds Evidence Sufficient in Molestation Case

The defendant was accused of watching a pornographic video and masturbating in the presence of a child. On appeal, the…

April 2, 2018 Molestation Convictions Vacated and New Recusal Hearing Ordered

The Court remanded the case to the trial court, though to a different judge, to decide the defendant’s motion to…

March 22, 2018 Court Affirms Molestation Conviction Despite Marital Privilege Issue

The defendant was accused of molesting his step-granddaughter. At trial, the defendant denied the allegations and testified that he suffered…

March 2, 2018 Molestation Convictions Reversed Due to Errors by Trial Counsel

At trial, the evidence showed that the alleged 14-year-old victim and other neighborhood children had routinely performed yard work for…

February 8, 2018 Jailer’s Remarks to Defendant Not Grounds to Withdraw Plea

At the defendant’s hearing on his motion to withdraw his guilty plea, the defendant testified that the chief jailer, whom…

January 19, 2018 Misconduct by Prosecutor Does Not Bar Retrial on Molestation Charges

The record revealed that prior to trial, the trial court granted the defendant’s motion in limine to redact a portion…

January 5, 2018 Mistake of Fact Defense Still Being Debated in Georgia

The Court held that its previous decisions, in which it alluded to the possibility of a mistake of fact defense…

December 17, 2017 Mother’s Statements to Doctors Inadmissible at Molestation Trial

The record reflected that the alleged victim reported to her mother that the defendant, her stepfather, had molested her a…

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