United States v. John, No. 15-2178 (10th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendant Steven John was convicted by jury on one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse in Indian country. On appeal Defendant argued: (1) that the district court violated his Sixth Amendment right to confrontation and his right to present a complete defense by restricting his cross-examination of the victim; (2) that several of the jury instructions regarding assessment of the evidence were improper; and (3) that the district court should have instructed the jury on the lesser-included offense of simple assault. Finding no reversible error, the Tenth Circuit affirmed.