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COA: Confusion over ‘lack of consent’ leads to reversal

A defendant’s description of events involving a rape he was charged with negated one of the elements of the crime and his guilty plea should not have been accepted without further inquiry, the Court of Appeals has ruled. In its unsigned decision Thursday in People v. Worden (2013 NY Slip Op 07763), the Court of Appeals ...

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