STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER BAILEY - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Apr 12, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; and Harry E. Sayle, III, (on appeal) and Jennifer H. Case (at trial), Assistant District Public Defenders for the Appellant, Christopher Bailey.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Katie Ratton and Cavett Ostner, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WILLIAMS

The defendant, Christopher Bailey, was convicted of one count of rape of a child, a Class A felony. On appeal, he argues that the evidence was insufficient to sustain his conviction; that the trial court erred by admitting evidence of uncharged sexual conduct; that the trial court erred by preventing him from impeaching a witness with evidence of the witness?s prior convictions; and that the trial court erred by excluding evidence of the victim?s prior sexual abuse. Following our thorough review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.