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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Sep 21, 2015

Head Comment: Correction: On page 1 in the caption, the District Attorney is changed to L. Ray Whitley and on the first line of the body of the opinion, the Court is changed to "Sumner". On page 2, second line, the Court is again changed to "Sumner".

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Michael Gene Anderson and Matthew Grosland, Assistant District Public Defenders, for the appellant, Forrest David Agostinho.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; L. Ray Whitley, District Attorney General; and Tara Wyllie and Eric Mauldin, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The petitioner, Forrest David Agostinho, appeals the denial of his petition for post- conviction relief, which challenged his 2012 convictions of 14 counts of aggravated sexual battery, five counts of Class B felony sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of Class D felony sexual exploitation of a minor. In this appeal, the petitioner asserts that the post-conviction court denied him a full and fair hearing on his post- conviction petition and that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel at trial. Discerning no error, we affirm the denial of post-conviction relief.