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Criminal Practice – Sexually Violent Predator – Long-Term Commitment – Prior Conviction – Contributing to Delinquency – Expert Witness’ Absence – Inference (access required)

In re Way Even though DNA evidence showed that appellant did not commit a sexual crime in 1995, the state never mentioned in the jury's presence that appellant was indicted for criminal sexual conduct (CSC) in 1995. The state only questioned the witness regarding appellant's "contributing to the delinquency" plea, and the only mention of anything sexual in nature regarding the CSC charge was during cross-examination by appellant's own trial counsel. Appellant cannot complain on appeal regarding the introduction of testimony that he elicited.

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