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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 6, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Stephen C. Bush, District Public Defender; Barry W. Kuhn, Assistant District Public Defender (on appeal); and Constance Barnes and Terrance Tatum, Assistant District Public Defenders (at trial), for the appellant, Cordalle Benton.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Zachary T. Hinkle, Assistant Attorney General; Amy P. Weirich, District Attorney General; and Cavet Ostner and Lessie Rainey, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

The Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Cordalle Benton (“the Defendant”) for one count of rape of a child that allegedly occurred between December 1, 2012, and July 16, 2013. Following a jury trial, the Defendant was convicted as charged and sentenced to thirty-two years’ incarceration. On appeal, he argues that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction. Discerning no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.