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Criminal Practice – PCR – Constitutional – Ineffective Assistance – Improper Bolstering (access required)

At petitioner’s trial for first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and lewd act upon a child, defense counsel was ineffective for failing to object when an expert in child sexual abuse and treatment improperly bolstered the victim’s credibility by testifying, “Children don’t often lie about sexual abuse incidents.” We reverse the post-conviction relief court’s dismissal ...

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