Commonwealth v. Lively

#Consolidation #PriorConsistentStatement

04/20/20- Lively, appealed from the judgment of sentence entered after a jury convicted him of two counts of rape of a child, two counts of unlawful contact with a minor, and various other offenses involving two of his nieces. He argued that the trial court erred in consolidating the separate criminal indictments relating to the two victims, in permitting introduction of videotaped interviews of the victims, and in imposing an excessive aggregate sentence of 60 to 120 years’ incarceration. The Superior Court affirmed, finding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in consolidating or admitting the evidence. Lively waived his sentencing claim.