CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the trial court did not abuse its discretion in allowing the expert witness to testify?
Defendant was convicted of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court abused its discretion by allowing expert witness testimony. Defendant argued that because the child was a teenager, he was able to coherently explain why he did not immediately come forth with accusations, whereby the expert testimony did not aid the jury. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held no abuse of discretion by allowing the expert to testify about common behaviors of adolescent victims of sexual assault. Affirmed.
State v. Limon, A20-0840, Stearns County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.