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HB 403 Child sex-crime cases; admission of prior sexual offenses into evidence.
SUMMARY AS ENACTED WITH GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION: (all summaries)
Prior sex offenses admissible in evidence; sex crimes against child. Provides that in a criminal case in which the defendant is accused of a felony sexual offense involving a child victim, evidence of the defendant's conviction of another sexual offense or offenses is admissible and may be considered for its bearing on any matter to which it is relevant. This rule of evidence is to be applied in conjunction with the Virginia Rules of Evidence.