CHILDREN AND THE LAW
......Prior Similar Acts
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Evidence of character of criminal D admissible in specific instances.
There was sufficient independent evidence that clearly and convincingly corroborated V's allegations under EC 803 (g).
D not entitled to bifurcated trial on statute of limitations issue; instructional suggestion offered for future cases.
Evidence of similar, uncharged sexual misconduct against other child, if credited by trier of fact, may independently corroborate V's allegation under PC §803 (g) thus permitting prosecution beyond 6-yr. SOL.
Evidence of uncharged sexual misconduct properly admitted to corroborate child victim's abuse allegations.
Prior uncharged sexual acts properly admitted to show intent towards prosecuting witness, even where D’s intent and identity not at issue.
Evidence of similar acts of sexual molestation on minor’s sister by D properly admitted; acts showed common plan or design.
Minor properly removed from parent’s custody because of prior sexual molestation of sibling.
Evidence of character of victim of crime admissible in specific instances.
Evidence of character of victim of crime generally inadmissible in specific sex crimes to prove consent.