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TEVIN LAMAR DENNIS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — First-degree rape and reckless endangerment

Tevin Lamar Dennis, appellant, was convicted by a jury, in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, of first- and second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sexual offense, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. The court sentenced him to life imprisonment, with all but 50 years suspended, to be followed by five years’ supervised probation. Dennis thereafter noted this appeal, raising two issues: I. Whether the trial court erred in precluding defense counsel from eliciting testimony from a State’s witness that the victim had failed to indicate that she knew her assailant; and II. Whether the evidence was sufficient to sustain the convictions for first-degree rape and reckless endangerment. Because we …

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