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Appellate Court affirms Worthington man's criminal sexual conduct conviction

The higher court rejected Bradly Haddock's appeal and affirmed the district court's decision, which resulted in a 14-year prison commitment.

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ST. PAUL — A Worthington man’s claim that the district court erred in the procedure of his criminal sexual conduct trial, which subsequently led to his 14-year prison sentence, was unsuccessful, the Minnesota Court of Appeals decided Monday.

Bradly J. Haddock,, 33, formerly of Adrian, was convicted by jury in May 2018 of raping a 14-year-old girl during an Aug. 3, 2017 sexual assault.

Haddock challenged his convictions, claiming that the victim’s out-of-court statements made to a Child’s Voice examiner should not have been admissable at trial because the statements were “inconsistent” with the victim’s trial testimony.

The “inconsistent” statement related to the victim’s use of marijuana on the day of the rape. As detailed in the court of appeals' document, the victim testified she only had one hit of marijuana and did not think it affected her much. However, at the Child’s Voice interview, she disclosed that she “got really high” on marijuana the day of the incident.

Haddock further argued that the victim did not describe during trial testimony additional assertions regarding a detailed account of the rape that she made during the Child’s Voice interview, portions of which were played at trial.

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Haddock nor his defense objected to the admission of the Child’s Voice interview for jury review during trial. They also used those statements as part of their defense, the court of appeals opinion notes.

Due to being subject to cross-examination by the defense at trial, the court of appeals denied Haddock’s appeal and affirmed the district court’s decision made at an emotional sentencing hearing in September 2018.

Another appeal filed by Haddock regarding a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge — relating to groping another minor — is still being reviewed by the court of appeals.

Haddock is currently incarcerated at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Moose Lake. His anticipated release date is scheduled Sept. 16, 2027, where he’ll continue his lifetime of conditional release.

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