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People v. Tompkins, E047842

Defendant's conviction of multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14 is affirmed over claims: 1) that the corpus delicti rule prohibited convicting him of acts described only by his out-of-court statements; 2) victim's generic testimony was insufficient to establish his guilt; 3) that there was no evidence that he filed the victim; 4) that the trial court erred in allowing a detective to testify as an expert on child sex abuse victims; and 5) that imposition the upper term for one count violated his constitutional rights.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/23/2010
  • Published 06/23/2010

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Robert E. Boyce and Benjamin B. Kingston, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, and Gary W. Brozio and William M. Wood, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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