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United States v. Keys
Citation:2018 WL 4002028 (2018)
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Martavious Detrel Banks Keys, also known as “Cheese,” appealed from his conviction on two counts of sex trafficking of a child and one count of sex trafficking. Two law enforcement officers’ testimony included explanations of how Backpage.com ads and various hotel, cell phone and social media records obtained during the investigation corroborated the girls’ account of their experience. Keys alleges two overarching problems with Halbert and Campbell’s testimony. First, Keys contends that both officers improperly opined that Keys was guilty of the offenses charged. Second, Keys claims that Halbert was erroneously allowed to offer his opinion that Keys was not telling the truth during his police interview. Both Halbert and Campbell testified as lay witnesses – neither was qualified as an expert.
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