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DENNIS MICHAEL DELISLE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Missing witness

A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County convicted Dennis Delisle, the appellant, of sex abuse of a minor, three counts of third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sex offense, and incest. The court sentenced him to a combined 60 years in prison, suspending all but 30 of those years, and a period of probation.

Mr. Delisle contends that his convictions must be reversed because the trial court erred in (1) permitting the State to introduce expert witness testimony regarding delayed disclosure of sexual assault by victims, (2) restricting his cross-examination of the victim, and (3) denying his request for a missing witness jury instruction.

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