CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was sufficient to sustain defendant’s conviction of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct?
Defendant was convicted of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued that his conviction must be reversed because the State failed to provide his guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Defendant argued that the child victim’s testimony was insufficient to sustain his conviction. Noting that the jury credited the victim’s testimony, and disbelieved evidence to the contrary, the Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded the evidence was sufficient.
State v. Coe, A19-2086, Hennepin County.
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.