Chattanooga Police Department Detective Kevin Akins testified that he was involved in investigating the victim's rape.He
said that the victim gave him an explanation for her
delay in reporting the rape and that he
was satisfied with her
Chattanooga Police Officer Gerald Dossett testified that he
took a statement from Kelli Winchester who said that the defendant raped the victim.He
said that he
contacted the victim but that the victim did not cooperate with his
investigation at that time.
The state recalled the victim.She
testified that before being raped by the defendant, she
had never had sexual intercourse.
...The defendant next contends the trial court erred in allowing Detective Akins, Cathy Spada and Wanda Hixson to testify that victims of sexual abuse frequently delay reporting the crime.
...The record is similarly devoid of any testimony from Detective Akins that victims of sexual abuse often delay reporting the crime.He
did, however, testify that the victim explained why she
had delayed reporting the crime and that he