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State high court affirms new trial order in sex case

The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a Washoe District judge’s decision that grants a man a new trial on charges he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old and lewd acts with a 6-year-old. Judge Jerry Polaha agreed that the lawyer for Hamid Reza Hashemi was ineffective for failing to use evidence in his possession to impeach testimony by the father of the victims. That man also was prosecuted for lewdness with the 6-year-old, pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Hashemi. To challenge that testimony, trial counsel only presented jurors with the father’s guilty plea. The high court pointed out that …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 18, 2013 12:23AM Published Oct 18, 2013 12:23AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.