Criminal Law Keyed to LaFave
State v. Mullen
Defendant was charged with nine counts of abominable and detestable crimes against nature. The charges alleged that defendant committed sexual acts upon the victim when victim was between the ages of 14 and 17, although the state alleged the acts took place when the victim was over 16 years of age. While the indictment was pending, the Legislature repealed certain provisions of the statute in question so that it no longer involved abominable and detestable crimes against nature with men, just beasts. The Superior Court dismissed the charges and the state appealed.
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