No Error In Allowing Expert Testimony On Sexual Abuse Characteristics, Panel Finds
(October 20, 2015, 11:09 AM EDT) -- TUCSON, Ariz. — A trial judge did not err in admitting expert testimony on the characteristics of child victims of sexual abuse, and any sentencing error was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, an Arizona appeals panel ruled Oct. 16, affirming the convictions and sentences of a wrestling coach for sexual conduct with a minor (The State of Arizona v. Richard Portugal Ortiz, No. 2 CA-CR 2014-0330, Ariz. App., Div. 2; 2015 Ariz. App. LEXIS 262).