State v. Kuhfahl

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State v. Kuhfahl

Case Number
A-18-0892
Court Number
Lancaster
Call Date
June 11, 2019
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-18-892, State v. Kuhfahl (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court Judge Andrew R. Jacobsen

Attorney for Appellant:  Timothy S. Noerrlinger

Attorney for Appellee:  Douglas J. Peterson, Matthew Lewis (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action: First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

Action Taken by Trial Court: Following a jury trial, the appellant was convicted of first degree sexual assault of a child and sentenced to 25 to 30 years’ imprisonment. 

Assignments of Error on Appeal: The appellant contends that that there was insufficient evidence to support the verdict and he received ineffective assistance of counsel. Specifically, he contends that trial counsel: (1) failed to adequately cross-examine the victim to highlight inconsistencies in her previous statements; (2) failed to impeach the State’s witnesses concerning his relationship with the victim’s mother to show bias and motive to lie about the sexual assault; (3) failed to investigate after appellant told his trial counsel about an impeachment witness who heard the victim’s mother say that she was going to “set up” appellant for the offense; and (4) failed to object to Facebook messages received at trial as irrelevant and containing hearsay statements. 

Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
A2
Panel Text
Riedmann, Arterburn, and Welch, Judges