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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Haney conviction upheld
The Tennessee Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Cocke County man convicted of sexual battery Shannon Haney, 48, Holley Street, Newport, was convicted of the offense involving a 14 year-old female acquaintance but was cleared of two counts of rape involving the same victim. Circuit Court Judge Rex Henry Ogle gave Haney a six-year sentence as a career offender, meaning he will be eligible for parole after serving 60 percent of the term. Haney had argued that there was insufficient evidence for a guilty conviction, but the court held that the evidence was sufficient for a rational juror to find the defendant guilty of sexual battery beyond a reasonable doubt. The appeals court set bond for the defendant at $25,000 and gave him 30 days to appeal the decision to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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