Appeal leads to reversal of sex crime conviction

During the trial of a client charged with sexually abusing his 7-year-old daughter, criminal defense attorney Charles Grose objected to testimony from one of the prosecutors’ expert witnesses that improperly bolstered the credibility of the alleged victim. The trial judge allowed the testimony anyway and the client was convicted because of the improper testimony. Mr. Grose appealed the case because of the trial court’s error. The appeal was successful and the appellate court reversed the conviction.

Because of the success of this appeal, Mr. Grose was invited to speak about the legal issues involved at the 2012 South Carolina Public Defender Conference and the 2013 South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Blues, Bar-B-Q, and Bar CLE.