STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MAXWELL MONROE HODGE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Mar 26, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Jonathan E. Roberts, Bristol, Tennessee, for the appellant, Maxwell Monroe Hodge.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Ahmed A. Safeeullah, Assistant Attorney General; Barry Staubus, District Attorney General; and Teresa Nelson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

Convicted of rape by a Sullivan County Criminal Court jury, the defendant, Maxwell Monroe Hodge, appeals and claims that the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction and that the definition of “sexual penetration” expressed in Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-13- 501(7) is impermissibly vague relative to that subsection’s use of the terms “genital or anal openings.” Discerning no error, we affirm the judgment of the criminal court.

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