STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSEPH ANTHONY SAITTA, JR. - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 5, 2014

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joshua T. Crain, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joseph Anthony Saitta, Jr.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Michelle L. Consiglio-Young, Assistant Attorney General; Lisa S. Zavogiannis, District Attorney General; and Thomas Miner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): OGLE

A Warren County Circuit Court Jury convicted the appellant, Joseph Anthony Saitta, Jr., of rape of a child, and the trial court sentenced him to fifty-eight years in confinement to be served at 100%. On appeal, the appellant claims that the trial court erred by denying his motion to suppress evidence when an investigator from the Our Kids Center had been improperly informed that the appellant had a prior juvenile adjudication for a sexual offense and that the evidence is insufficient to support the conviction. Based upon the oral arguments, the record, and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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