By Aaron Humes: A Pastor who was convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14 year old girl saw his appeal dismissed and his conviction and sentence affirmed.
Julio Cesar Garcia remains behind bars after he lost his appeal this week.
The pastor was convicted of two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse of a 14 year old girl and was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 12 years in prison.
The 14 year old testified that on two separate occasions, being October 28, 2012 and November 1, 2012, Pastor Garcia had sexual intercourse with her.
Garcia, represented by attorney, Oswald Twist argued that the trial judge erred in law when he fail to give the Turbold direction; that the judge prejudiced the appellant’s case, that the trial judge erred in law when he failed to give the jury proper direction regarding the standard of proof, and lastly, that the judge erred in law when in summation of the trial, did not give the jury any direction as to the name of the appellant. None succeeded.
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