Convictions for Pimping & Pandering with Character Evidence

In sex cases, there is often evidence of a defendant’s prior behavior, such as text messages showing illegal sex crimes, that a prosecutor may seek to introduce to show motive or knowledge about the sex offense being charged.  The defense will argue against its introduction, saying such evidence is an attempt to show defendant has bad character and that evidence of prior acts is not admissible to show conduct at a later date.  How do judges rule on this issue?  For a summary of a reported case that tackled this issue, click on the following link.

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