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Conviction upheld in Adam Hill case

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 3:51 PM Updated:

The Supreme Court admits the error but upheld the conviction of a man charged with digitally penetrating a teen.

Adam Jim Hill was convicted of first and second degree criminal sexual conduct after a 14 year old claimed she was inappropriately touched back in 2014.

He appealed the conviction arguing the victim's birthdate was provided as a fact during jury instructions, instead of being left for the jury to find that element beyond a reasonable doubt.

Though the high court agreed the trial courts instructions was an error, justices ruled that it did not affect Hill's substantial rights. The court further states it was a plain error analysis.

The conviction has been ruled valid.

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