Doctor’s testimony not required in certain rape cases, Md. high court rules

Medical evidence not needed to show victim's mental defect

Prosecutors need not present expert medical testimony on an alleged victim’s mental capacity to gain the conviction of a person charged with raping someone incapable of giving consent to sexual intercourse, Maryland’s top court has ruled. However, sufficient non-medical evidence or testimony must be introduced at trial to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that ...

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