CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether it was proper to certify defendant’s criminal sexual conduct case to adult court?
Defendant challenged his certification to stand trial as an adult for sexual misconduct he committed between the ages of 18 and 18. Defendant was alleged to have sexually abused his cousin about 10 time beginning when she was 6 years old. The Minnesota Court of appeals concluded that the trial court did not abuse its discretion by determining that clear and convincing evidence supported certification, noting that it was undisputed that defendant had significant mental health issues and needed sex offender treatment. Affirmed.
In re WPB, A20-0018, Crow Wing County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.