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Lannan v. State
Supreme Court of Indiana
600 N.E.2d 1334 (1992)
Donald Lannan (defendant) was charged with molesting a young girl. At his trial, the prosecution presented testimony from another girl who said that Lannan molested her in the past. The prosecution also presented testimony from the victim concerning other instances when Lannan molested her for which Lannan was not charged. A jury convicted Lannan of molestation. Lannan petitioned the Supreme Court for transfer and asked the court to abandon the “depraved sexual instinct” exception to the rule excluding character evidence. This exception allows evidence of other actions of sexual molestation to be admitted.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Shephard, C.J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Givan, J.)
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