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Rape Virginia Lawyers Consensual Sufficient Testimony Rockingham County

Rape Virginia Lawyers Consensual Sufficient Testimony Rockingham County

Jeff v. Commonwealth
Facts:

Defendant appealed a judgment from the Circuit Court, Rockingham County (Virginia), convicting defendant of rape

Rape Virginia Lawyers Consensual Sufficient Testimony Rockingham County

Rape Virginia Lawyers Consensual Sufficient Testimony

Issue:
  • Whether the testimony of the complaining witness was sufficient to support the jury’s conclusion that she did not consent to sexual activity with defendant?
Discussion:

A rape conviction was affirmed because the victim’s testimony was sufficient to support the conviction, although the record contained significant conflicting evidence. Defendant had sexual intercourse with an intoxicated woman in a hotel room where several people were drinking alcoholic beverages. Defendant claimed that it was consensual, and the testimony of other witnesses supported defendant’s version of events. The complaining witness testified that she had told defendant to stop and that he did not listen to her. The appellate court affirmed the rape conviction because determining the credibility of the witnesses was a matter for the jury. The testimony of the complaining witness was sufficient to support the jury’s conclusion that she did not consent to sexual activity with defendant, despite conflicting testimony from other witnesses. The court affirmed the rape conviction, finding the testimony of the complaining witness to be sufficient evidence to support the conviction even where other witnesses gave conflicting accounts of events.

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