United States v. Betts, No. 17-3592 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for one count of sex trafficking of a minor under the age of 18, one count of sex trafficking of a minor under the age of 14, and three counts of distribution of crack cocaine to a person under the age of 21. The court held that the district court did not err in limiting defendant's cross-examination of one of the victims; in excluding evidence under Federal Rule of Evidence 412 that the victims of defendant's sex trafficking continued to exchange sex for crack after his arrest, because defendant failed to give notice of his intent to introduce the evidence and the evidence was inadmissible as irrelevant; and there was no error in admitting other bad acts evidence.