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Indiana Supreme Court adds 2 cases, denies 22

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The Indiana Supreme Court will review the case of a man whose attempted child exploitation convictions for secretly photographing minor girls in their underwear were overturned by a divided panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Justices last week agreed to review the lower appellate court’s ruling in David Delagrange v. State of Indiana, 49A04-1203-CR-144,  one of two cases granted transfer for the week ending April 19.

David Delagrange was convicted of four counts of Class C felony attempted child exploitation after he was caught surreptitiously photographing underneath the skirts of several females, including four minors. Delagrange had outfitted his shoe with a video camera and went to Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis to take pictures of panties, boots, and high heels of adult women.

The Court of Appeals ruling reversed and remanded Delagrange’s case to the trial court, holding that the girls were not intentionally exhibiting themselves.

Justices also granted transfer to Erving Sanders v. State of Indiana, 49A02-1205-CR-361, in which the Court of Appeals ruled on interlocutory appeal that an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officer lacked reasonable suspicion when he stopped a man’s car due to the tint on his rear window. Sanders was searched and charged with Class D felony possession of cocaine.

The court denied transfer in 22 cases. The transfer list posted Monday may be viewed here.
 

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