CASE LAW UPDATE: Was the evidence sufficient to prove 4th degree criminal sexual conduct and 1st degree burglary?
Defendant was convicted, inter alia, of attempted 4th degree criminal sexual conduct and 1st degree burglary, out of the County of Crow Wing, State of Minnesota. On appeal, he challenged, inter alia, the sufficiency of the evidence. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that (1) defendant’s conduct of removing the blanket from the victim while she was asleep and touching her thigh, was sufficient to support his conviction for attempted 4th degree criminal sexual conduct; and (2) because the evidence was sufficient to support that conviction, the evidence was sufficient for the 1st degree burglary. Affirmed.
State v. Carter, A19-1290, Crow Wing County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.