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United States v. LeCompte
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
131 F.3d 767 (1997)
LeCompte (defendant) was charged with sexual abuse of his wife’s 11-year-old niece. The prosecution sought to introduce evidence of LeCompte previously sexually abusing the niece of his first wife. The district court excluded the evidence, ruling that its prejudicial effect outweighed its probative value under Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The prosecution appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Arnold, C.J.)
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