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William Casey v. State of Tennessee

The 2011 convictions in this case stem from the conduct of the Petitioner against the victim in 1979 and 1980 while the then-juvenile victim was attending a school associated with the church where the Petitioner was the head priest. The evidence presented at trial established that the Petitioner engaged in sexual acts with the victim on three separate occasions when the victim was thirteen and fo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Dustin Lucio v. State of Tennessee Dustin Matthew Lucio - Registered Sex Offender

Prior to Petitioner’s trial, the State filed a motion seeking to exclude medical records showing that the victim had been treated for substance abuse after the offense. At
the hearingon the State’s motion, the victim testified that she was raped by Petitioner on February 20, 2009. She testified that she developed a “drug problem” immediately after the incident. The victim acknowledged on c... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. JONATHAN PICKERING Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

While serving a probationary term in connection
with two convictions of open and gross lewdness, the defendant
endeavored to meet a person whom he believed was a thirteen year
old boy so that he could perform sexual acts on him. Following
a probation violation hearing, a judge in the Superior Court
concluded that the defendant had violated his probation by
committing... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DONNIE E. WRIGHT

Defendant-appellant, Donnie Wright, appeals his conviction and sentence in
the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
{¶ 2} In early December 2016, appellant began dating a woman ("Mother"). Within
days, appellant moved into Mother's house. Mother has a daughter ("the victim") who also
resided with her. Later that month, appellant bega... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - )

STATE OF OHIO - vs - WILLIAM TELL, III

Defendant-appellant, William Tell, III, appeals his conviction and sentence
for Rape, following a jury trial in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas. The
issues before this court are whether victim impact evidence is admissible in a trial for
Rape where the determinative issue is whether the sexual intercourse between the
defendant and the victim was consensual or coerced;... More...
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State of Ohio v. Jonathan Wilburn

On August 13, 2013, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Wilburn on one count of rape, in violation of R.C. 2907.02, and three counts of gross sexual imposition, in violation of R.C. 2907.05. Wilburn initially entered a not guilty plea. An agreement was reached with the state to amend counts two and three to endangering children, in violation of R.C. 2919.22. The parties also agreed to jointly... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Anthony Smith COURT OF APPEALS OF OHIO

On April 13, 2016, appellant was indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, rape, and kidnapping. On August 7, 2017, the case proceeded to a jury trial. As relevant to this appeal, the following evidence was presented.

On July 20, 1996, the victim, J.W., was alone at home with her two-year old daughter. J.W. and her daughter were sleeping in the same bed when J.W. was awoken b... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. Ronald Roberson

In our prior decision, we summarized the facts that supported Roberson’s
five criminal convictions. Roberson I, ¶ 4-34. The only facts that are relevant to the
assignment of error before us now are those relating to the August 27, 2015 incident,
which supported two of Roberson’s convictions: aggravated burglary and rape. The
relevant facts are these:
Roberson met C.G... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Edward Picard District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Garland Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as Sex Offender

Roger Edward Picard, 66, of Garland, Maine pled guilty on May 19, 2018 in U.S. District Court to failing to register as a sex offender.

According to court records, in 1983, Picard was convicted in Massachusetts of Rape of a Child. As a result, he was required to register as a sex offender. On or before... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. RYAN BARNHARDT Barnhardt Sentenced to 205 Years in Prison

Ryan Barnhardt appeals from the judgment and sentence entered following
his convictions on ten counts of sexual abuse, which the State brought against him
after five children alleged that Barnhardt had engaged in sex acts with them.
I. Expert Witness Testimony.
Barnhardt first contends the district court erred by allowing testimony from
the State’s expert witness tha... More...
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RALPH A. KING V. STATE OF ARKANSAS Arkansas Supreme Court

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of rape, a Class Y felony. At
trial, the victim, J.D., stated that she is eight years old and in the second grade. She testified
that appellant is her “Papaw.” She explained that on November 12, 2016, she spent the
night at the home of her uncle, Josh King, with his daughter, R.K.; his wife, Leslie Huff;


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Leslie... More...
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Robert Cor'Darius Taylor v. The State of Texas

The complainant is B.C.3 Taylor is B.C.’s paternal uncle.4 The charges of
aggravated sexual assault of a child arose out of two separate incidents which
occurred in the summer of 2007 at B.C.’s paternal grandmother’s home in
Montgomery County, Texas, when B.C. was approximately seven years old. B.C.
testified that these were not the only two incidents. B.C. could not recall whe... More...
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Kevin Antonio Rojas-Gallo v. The State of Texas

This case involves two indictments. One indictment alleged in part that “on or about” April
22, 2015, “in the County of Dallas, State of Texas” appellant “did unlawfully then and there, with
the intent to arouse and gratify the sexual desire of the defendant, expose the defendant’s genitals,
knowing that [A.A.], a child younger than 17 years and not the defendant’s spouse, was prese... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

State of Tennessee v. Justus Onyiego

In January 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the Appellant for two counts of aggravated rape based upon alternative theories. The indictment alleged the rapes occurred in September 2004, and the Appellant’s jury trial began on June 1, 2016. Although the Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence, we will summarize the evidence presented at trial.
The thirty-seven-yea... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. Antonio J. Ellison

On September 23, 2015, Ellison was indicted on (1) one count of rape, a violation of R.C. 2907.02 and a felony of the first degree; (2) two counts of kidnapping, violations of R.C. 2905.01 and felonies of the first degree; and (3) one count of abduction, a violation of R.C. 2905.02 and a felony of the third degree. The indictment arose out of
No. 17AP-328 2


Ellison's... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHRISTOPHER TRUSSELL

In January 2016, Trussell was charged in an eight-count indictment arising
out of allegations by his girlfriend, T.R., that Trussell kidnapped her and sexually and
physically assaulted her. The indictment charged Trussell with two counts of rape, one
count of kidnapping, one count of domestic violence, two counts of endangering children,
one count of disrupting public service... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Michael J. Gates

On December 29, 2016, appellant was indicted on one count of rape in
violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), a felony of the first degree. The indictment stemmed
from an incident that occurred in September 2016, in which appellant engaged in fellatio
and masturbation with a juvenile who was two years old at the time. Appellant had
previously confessed to committing these acts dur... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES MONROE COX

In 2013 and 2015, while serving a state prison sentence in Virginia, Cox wrote and
mailed three graphic, disturbing letters. In the letters, Cox threatened to rape and kill
judges and prosecutors in the Southern District of Texas, a judge in the Western District
of Missouri, and judges in the Eastern District of Virginia. The government charged Cox
with three violations of 18... More...
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Dustin Lee Osborne v. The State of Texas Texas Third District Court of Appeals

While Paige Gerber and her cousin Savannah Hardy were drinking beer by the pool at the
apartment complex where Hardy lived, Gerber spoke with Ralph Michael Lopez through an
internet chatroom. A short time later, Lopez brought some methamphetamine to the pool of the
apartment complex. After snorting the methamphetamine and hanging out at the pool for an hour
or two, Lopez drov... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Ryan S. Lin District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to 25 Offenses Associated with Cyberstalking Former Housemate and Others

A Newton, Massachusetts man, who was charged with conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign against his former housemate, her family members, co-workers, friends, and others, pleaded guilty on May 9, 2018 in federal court in Boston to all charges in a 25-count Informa... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - MA)

Kevin Jackson v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On April 10, 2007, around 4:30 a.m., D.L. and her daughter were sleeping in
the same bedroom in the apartment where they lived. D.L. was awakened by a
loud noise. Jackson, armed with a knife, had broken into the apartment. He
entered the bedroom and stood at the end of D.L.’s bed, obviously intoxicated
and swaying back and forth. He told D.L. that he wanted to have sex with... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - IN)

State of Tennessee v. Mainor Celin Avilez Canales Mainor Celin Canales - Registered Sex Offender

The Defendant was charged with aggravated rape after he was seen carrying the semi-conscious and beaten victim across the parking lot of a bar. The victim, who was severely intoxicated at the time she was assaulted, could not recall the particulars of the assault. At trial, the Defendant asserted that he did not have intercourse with her and that her injuries were the result of a fall.
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State of Tennessee v. Paul Flannigan Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

A Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted the defendant of one count of attempted first degree murder, two counts of especially aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated rape, and one count of aggravated burglary for his home invasion, robbery, and rape of the victims. State v. Paul Flannigan, No. W2001-00907-CCA-R3CD (Tenn. Crim. App., Jackson, Feb. 15, 2002), perm. app. denied (Tenn. S... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

TIMOTHY LEE FLOYD v. STATE OF KANSAS Floyd Pled Guilty to 26 Counts of Exploitation of a Child

Floyd agreed to plead guilty to 26 counts of exploitation of a child in exchange for the State dismissing two counts of rape of a child under the age of 14, two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14, and one count of possession of marijuana. As part of this plea, Floyd explicitly waived the right to a direct appeal and the right to collaterally attack his convict... More...   $0 (05-08-2018 - KS)

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