Evidentiary Issues in Sex Crimes Cases

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I recently completed an Administration of Justice Bulletin on evidentiary issues in sex crimes cases. It’s available for free here. It covers the application of N.C. R. Evid. 412, i.e., the rape shield rule, as well as the application of N.C. Rule Ev. 404(b) as it relates to evidence of prior sexual misconduct by the defendant. I hope it’s helpful. If folks have comments, questions, or suggestions about it, please let me know, since I intend to revise it periodically to keep it current.

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One comment on “Evidentiary Issues in Sex Crimes Cases

  1. I have read this article with much interest. As to 404(b) evidence I have a question. What is in the case of the prior acts, the prior case was dismissed? How does that factor in since as I read 404(B) evidence must be sufficient to support a jury finding that this Defendant committed the prior similiar act?

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