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Criminal Practice –  Felony Child Abuse – ‘Sexual Act’ – Jury Instructions – Separate Statutory Definition – First Impression (access required)

The legislative history of G.S. § 14-27.1, especially the limitation of its definitions to its own article, convinces the court that § 14-27.1’s definition of “sexual act” does not apply to the offense of felony child abuse by sexual act under G.S. § 14-318.4(a2). We modify and affirm the Court of Appeals’ decision upholding defendant’s convictions. ...

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