Shultz v. State, 3--527A7

CourtCourt of Appeals of Indiana
Citation291 N.E.2d 712,155 Ind.App. 142
Docket NumberNo. 3--527A7,3--527A7
PartiesRobert J. SHULTZ, Jr., Appellant (Defendant below), v. STATE of Indiana, Appellee (Plaintiff below).
Decision Date29 January 1973

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291 N.E.2d 712
155 Ind.App. 142
Robert J. SHULTZ, Jr., Appellant (Defendant below),
STATE of Indiana, Appellee (Plaintiff below).
No. 3--527A7.
Court of Appeals of Indiana, Third District.
Jan. 29, 1973.

[155 Ind.App. 143]

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Leo J. Lamberson, South Bend, for appellant.

Theodore L. Sendak, Atty. Gen., Harry L. Sauce, III, Deputy, Atty. Gen., for appellee.

STATON, Judge.

STATEMENT OF THE APPEAL: Robert Joseph Shultz, Jr. was charged by affidavit with assault and battery upon his fifteen year old daughter with the intent to gratify sexual desires. 1 The forty-four year old Robert Joseph Shultz, Jr. waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty. He was tried by court and found guilty on

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January 14, 1972. The trial court sentenced him on February 16, 1972 to the Department of Correction for a period of not less than one nor more than five years. Sufficiency of the evidence to sustain the conviction is the only alleged error raised by the motion to correct errors and brief of Robert Joseph Shultz, Jr.

We have reviewed the entire record of the evidence, and we have concluded in our opinion which follows that there was sufficient evidence to sustain the conviction. Our opinion affirms the judgment of the trial court.

STATEMENT OF FACT: Robert Joseph Shultz, Jr. is a widower who had worked as a service station mechanic in South Bend, Indiana. Three daughters and a son lived at home. On Sunday, August 1, 1971, Robert Joseph Shultz was returning from Niles, Michigan where he had been visiting a married daughter. Fifteen year old Mary Louise Shultz, her two sisters and their overnight guest had made the trip to Niles with Robert Schultz, Jr. and were returning with him some five hours later to South Bend, Indiana. When they arrived at their duplex home that evening at approximately[155 Ind.App. 144] 10:00 o'clock P.M., Robert Joseph Shultz, Jr. called his fifteen year old daughter, Mary Louise, into his bedroom. She testified as follows:

'Q. And what happened on your arrival home?

'A. My father had gone in to his bedroom, and Debra and Christine and I was in the bathroom washing, getting ready for bed. My dad called me in to his bedroom and told me (starting crying).

'Q. Take your time. (She is given a tissue and water.)

'A. He told me to undress and get in his bed, and I told him I was not going to, and he kept repeating I was going to. I told him maybe his daughter had to do a lot of things he said but this was one of the things I told him I did not have to do. He said 'Yes, you do.'

'Q. Well then what happened.

'A. He told me to go in the bathroom and wash myself and come back in stripped and get in his bed. I kept telling him I was not going to. I started to get up, leave, and he pulled me back, pinned me down on the bed with him arm and began feeling me.

'Q. Where did he feel you?

'A. On my breasts.

'Q. What happened then?

'A. And he unhooked my brassiere and stated feeling me more, and then he pulled me on the bed and he unhooked my brassiere and tried to unbutton my shorts. I kept trying to, you know to put my hands over so he couldn't and he took my hands and put them between his knees.

'Q. How did he do this?

'A. He was pulling me and I was more or less sliding to the side of the bed, trying to get off.

'Q. Where was he?

'A. Sitting on the bed. And then he tried to unbotton (unbutton) my shorts when my hand was between his knees. I jerked loose, tried to get away, and he jerked my hands back, put them down, and unbuttoned my shorts, pushed them down to my ankles, some near my ankles.

'Q. What happened then?

[155 Ind.App. 145] 'A. And he began kissing me on the breast, worked down to my breasts and he said if I did not hold still he was going to bite my breasts.

'Q. What happened after that?

'A. He told me that he was not hurting...

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    • Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana
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