Vaughn v. State, 090419 ARCA, CR-19-591

Docket Nº:CR-19-591
Opinion Judge:PERCURIAM
Party Name:TRACY WILL VAUGHN APPELLANT v. STATE OF ARKANSAS APPELLEE
Case Date:September 04, 2019
Court:Court of Appeals of Arkansas
 
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2019 Ark.App. 361

TRACY WILL VAUGHN APPELLANT

v.

STATE OF ARKANSAS APPELLEE

No. CR-19-591

Court of Appeals of Arkansas

September 4, 2019

MOTION FOR ACCESS TO SEALED MATERIAL

PERCURIAM

Appellant Tracy Will Vaughn was convicted of one count of sexual assault in the second degree. Vaughn filed a motion for access to sealed material with this court on July 26, 2019. At issue is whether Vaughn is entitled to access the sealed counseling records of his accuser in order to develop his point on appeal that the circuit court erred in denying him access and that he was prejudiced by such denial of access.

Vaughn requested access to the records because the accuser conceded in her testimony at trial that her version of events changed as a result of the counseling in that she was now claiming incidents had occurred that she had previously denied. The circuit court held an in-camera review of the counseling records, denied Vaughn access, and placed the sealed exhibits in the record. Vaughn contends that access to the counseling records is necessary in...

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