No Error In Exclusion Of Testimony On Profile Of Sex Abuser, Panel Affirms

(July 20, 2016, 1:01 PM EDT) -- BOSTON — A trial court did not err in excluding expert testimony that a defendant's personality was inconsistent with the profile of a sex abuser, a Massachusetts appeals panel ruled July 15 (Commonwealth v. Ryan Coates, No. 14-P-1547, Mass. App.; 2016 Mass. App. LEXIS 86).

(Opinion available. Document #30-160812-008Z.)

The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a jury’s conviction against defendant Ryan Coates on three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 and one count of disseminating matter harmful to a...
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