STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JEROME R. FLANIGAN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 31, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

John S. Anderson, Rogersville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jerome R. Flanigan.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; C. Berkeley Bell, District Attorney General; and Alex Pearson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

A Hawkins County jury convicted the Defendant of aggravated sexual battery, and the trial court sentenced him to twelve years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction; (2) the trial court erred when it denied him the opportunity to discover past allegations and crossexamine the victim about them; (3) the trial court erred when it denied his request to access the victim’s mother’s diary regarding the events; and (4) the trial court erred when it sentenced him. After a thorough review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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