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Ohio Supreme Court: Previous sexual activity protected under rape-shield law

BY: - April 23, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled this week that previous sexual activity can’t be used as evidence against an accuser in rape cases. In an opinion released Wednesday, the high court upheld the conviction of Cedric Jeffries, convicted of kidnapping and rape. In the unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that the state’s rape-shield law applies […]