What could go wrong during a sex-crimes trial? All kinds of things, from the admission of other, uncharged bad sex acts to therapist testimony bolstering the complainant's credibility to prosecutorial misconduct.
And now we have one more case to help us explain to the judge why these errors should not be allowed. In United States v. Preston, the Ninth Circuit reversed two convictions for aggravated sexual abuse of a child because of cumulative error. Read this case if you're preparing for a sex-crimes trial.