A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

seal_colorBy Burt Rose

In an appeal from the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Criminal Division, CP–51–CR–0008834–2009, COMMONWEALTH of Pennsylvania v. Norman C. JACKSON, Appellant, No. 1559 EDA 2013, 2015 WL 659572, 2015 PA Super 33 (Feb. 17, 2015), a Panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has held that the offenses of statutory sexual assault under section 3122.1 and rape under section 3121 do not merge for sentencing purposes. The Judges were GANTMAN, PANELLA and STABILE.


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