Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Frenzel v. State
Appellant fathered children with 4 separate women, with he and his second wife producing D-2 (the prosecutrix). D-2 claimed that appellant committed 7 different acts of first degree sexual assault on his daughter. Appellant challenges the admission of expert testimony from the State’s expert concerning the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS). Appellant’s objections are based on a Wyoming rule of evidence that permits admission of expert testimony only if it will assist the trier of fact. Appellant argues the testimony violated the evidentiary rules because it is not generally recognized in the field of psychology and thus is not sufficiently reliable to assist the jury. The expert was qualified as an expert in child psychology and child sexual psychopathology.
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