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COA divided on motion for discharge argument in molestation case

A split Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed the denial of a man’s motion for discharge of his child molesting and child solicitation counts under Indiana Rule of Criminal Procedure 4(C), with a dissenting judge arguing that because proceedings were not stayed until months after an interlocutory appeal was filed and accepted, the tolling rule doesn’t apply.

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COA affirms father’s child molestation convictions

Multiple child molestation charges against a father will stand, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Monday, rejecting the man’s arguments that a video-recorded interview of the victim and statements she made to a therapist and nurse should not have been admitted into evidence.

 

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COA affirms sex offender’s sentence

An Indiana Court of Appeals panel has affirmed a sex offender’s seven-year sentence despite his assertions that the sentence was inappropriate, despite a finding that a trial court improperly used the offender’s risk assessment scores as an aggravating factor.

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COA: Court disregarded procedures in PCR case

The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a man’s denied petition for relief from what he alleged as conspiracy to wrongfully convict and confine him, among other things, after finding a post-conviction court erred in the procedure it used to dispose of his petition.

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