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State v. R.R.

June 3, 2008

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
R.R., A/K/A A.H., DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Camden County, 02-11-3938.

Per curiam.

RECORD IMPOUNDED

NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION

Submitted May 20, 2008

Before Judges Coburn and Chambers.

A jury found defendant guilty on three counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(a)(1); two counts of second degree endangering the welfare of a child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a); and two counts of third degree terroristic threats, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3(a). Defendant received an aggregate prison term of thirty-eight years with nineteen years of parole eligibility. He also received the appropriate fines and penalties and was placed on community supervision for life. On appeal, defendant offers the following arguments:

POINT I

TAKEN TOGETHER, THE CSAAS TESTIMONY OF LITTMAN AND THE PROSECUTOR'S CLOSING REMARK THAT THE JURY HAD THE BEST POSSIBLE EVIDENCE OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IMPROPERLY BOLSTERED THE TESTIMONY OF [C.] AND [J.] BY LOWERING THE BURDEN OF PROOF.

A. Littman Improperly Told the Jurors to Disregard any Uncertainty They Felt about the Complainant's Testimony.

B. The Prosecutor Compounded the Errors in Littman's Testimony by Telling the Jury that No Better Evidence was Usually Available in Child Sexual Abuse Cases than the Evidence Presented in this Case.

C. Conclusion

POINT II

THE TRIAL COURT'S JURY INSTRUCTION ON WHAT CONSTITUTES SEXUAL PENETRATION CONFUSED THE JURY, AND THE RE-CHARGE ON THE ELEMENTS OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT SIMPLY SERVED TO PERPETUATE THE CONFUSION, THEREBY DEPRIVING THE DEFENDANT OF HIS RIGHTS TO DUE PROCESS OF LAW AND A FAIR TRIAL. U.S. ...


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