CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant’s conviction for criminal sexual conduct can rest on the uncorroborated testimony of a single credible witness?
Defendant was convicted of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. Defendant’s friend’s daughter testified that defendant had sexually abused her over a multiple year span. Defendant argued on appeal that the evidence was insufficient because the victim’s testimony was not corroborated and her credibility had flaws. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that it does not reweigh credibility on appeal, and that a conviction can rest on the uncorroborated testimony of a single credible witness. Affirmed.
State v. Banks, A19-0935, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.