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Criminal Practice – CSC with a Minor – Expert/Treating Therapist – No Bolstering – Abuse of Discretion Standard (access required)

We review this case under an abuse of discretion standard. The fact that the minor complainant’s therapist testified first as an expert, laying out the characteristics of abuse, did not render her subsequent testimony as a treating therapist improper bolstering of the minor’s credibility. We reverse our Court of Appeals’ opinion, which overturned defendant’s conviction for ...

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