Commonwealth v. Martz

#InfancyDefense #Rape Shield

04/28/2020- Martz appealed after a jury convicted him of five sex crimes he committed between the ages of 11 and 17 against a boy five years younger than him. Martz alleged, amongst other issues: The trial court erred when it denied his Motion to Dismiss based upon the Infancy Defense; The trial court abused its discretion by limiting evidence of the victim’s motive and bias. The Superior Court affirmed.