Evidence of prior rape

Otho L. Lafayette was found guilty of rape in a jury trial where the court allowed testimony concerning a rape he previously committed. A divided Court of Appeals reversed the conviction. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer the case, thus automatically vacating the appellate court’s decision, and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.

Vacated ruling below:

Lafayette v. State, 899 N.E.2d 736 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009).