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State v. Bravo

Court of Appeals of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit

April 12, 2017

STATE OF LOUISIANA
v.
ALEJANDRO BRAVO

         ON APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 15-2835, DIVISION "P" HONORABLE LEE V. FAULKNER, JR., JUDGE PRESIDING

          COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D. Connick, Jr. Terry M. Boudreaux Andrea F. Long Michael D. Smith, Jr. Lindsay Truhe.

          COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, ALEJANDRO BRAVO Bruce G. Whittaker.

          Panel composed of Susan M. Chehardy, Stephen J. Windhorst, and Hans J. Liljeberg

         HJL

         SMC

         SJW

          HANS J. LILJEBERG JUDGE

         Defendant appeals his conviction for sexual battery upon a juvenile under the age of thirteen. For the following reasons, we affirm.

         FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY

         On September 23, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of information charging defendant, Alejandro Bravo, with sexual battery upon a juvenile under the age of thirteen by touching the victim's genitals in violation of La. R.S. 14:43.1. On that same date, defendant was arraigned and pleaded not guilty. On May 16 and 17, 2016, the case was tried before a twelve-person jury, which found defendant guilty as charged.

         On June 1, 2016, defendant filed a Motion for New Trial and a Motion to Declare Article 782(A) Unconstitutional Because It Allows For a Non-Unanimous Verdict. On June 2, 2016, the trial judge denied both motions. On June 6, 2016, the trial judge sentenced defendant to imprisonment at hard labor for thirty years without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence and advised defendant of the sex offender registration requirements. The trial judge granted defendant's motion for appeal on June 9, 2016.

         FACTS

         On March 9, 2013, K.O. asked her mother-in-law, S.M., to take care of her young daughters, N.R. and V.O., so she could take her mother to a baby shower.[1]N.R. was seven years old at that time. S.M. and defendant, her live-in boyfriend of five years, picked up N.R. and V.O. from K.O.'s house and brought them back to their apartment in Metairie. N.R. testified that she was sitting on the couch next to defendant while S.M. was on a computer, located in the same room, searching for a video they could watch. N.R. testified that defendant touched her on her vagina and hurt her by putting his finger in her vagina. N.R. complained that this hurt and defendant moved his hand away.

         N.R. also testified that defendant touched her "private" before March 9, 2013. She remembered once that she and defendant were alone in the kitchen at her grandmother's house where she and her parents lived. N.R. stated she was sitting on defendant's lap at the kitchen table. N.R. testified that defendant touched her "private spot" under her panties and that it hurt.

         N.R. also recalled that another time, they were in the living room at her great-grandmother's home. She explained that her mother and father were on the couch and that defendant was "doing it" under the blanket. N.R. said that defendant did not hurt her that time. N.R. testified that it was hard to remember every time defendant did this to her and every detail from when she was seven years old; however, she noted that she would ...


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