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§ 948.02, Sexual Assault — Sufficiency of Evidence

State v. Paul K. Shanks, 2002 WI App 93, PFR filed 4/11/02

For Shanks: Steven A. Koch

Issue/Holding: Evidence held sufficient to support conviction for sexual assault of child, notwithstanding inconsistencies and equivocations in complainant’s testimony (court stressing that certain pretrial statements she made did implicate defendant), ¶25. Court also finds evidence sufficient on element of intent: “Intent to become sexually aroused or gratified can be inferred when a man places his finger in the vagina of a two-year-old girl,” ¶26.

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