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Criminal Practice – Corpus Delicti – Evidence – Hearsay – Trustworthiness – Rape of a Child (access required)

Defendant’s toddler daughter, “Rose,” told several people, “Daddy put his wiener on my coochie”; evidence of the child’s statement supported defendant’s conviction of rape of a child. Defendant’s own statement – which denied the rape accusation – was the only evidence of other sexual misconduct with Rose; therefore, the corpus delicti rule requires reversal of ...

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