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Criminal Practice – Sex Offense – Aiding & Abetting – Child’s Duress — SBM (access required)

State v. Stokes Defendant forced his 12-year-old son to perform sexual acts upon defendant’s young daughter. Even though the son was acting under duress, defendant is still guilty of aiding and abetting a sex offense. We find no error in defendant’s convictions of aiding and abetting first-degree sex offense, two counts of felony child abuse – sexual act, and first-degree sex offense with a child. We reverse and remand the order for satellite-based monitoring (SBM) for a new hearing.

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