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DIETRICH AMES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Right to speedy trial — Failure to show prejudice

A jury empaneled in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County convicted appellant Dietrich Ames of sexual abuse of a minor (Count 1), second-degree assault (Count 3), and fourth-degree sex offense (Count 4) for inappropriate contact with a fifteen-year old girl. The jury acquitted him of third-degree sex offense (Count 2). The court sentenced Ames to 25 years’ incarceration on Count 1, suspending 20 years, and merged Counts 3 and 4. The court placed Ames on 5 years’ supervised probation. This appeal followed.

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