876 S.W.2d 824 (1994)

STATE of Tennessee, Appellee, v. John RICKMAN, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Tennessee, at Knoxville.

April 11, 1994.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles M. Corn, Public Defender, Cleveland, for appellant.

Charles W. Burson, Atty. Gen. and Reporter, Christina S. Shevalier, Asst. Atty. Gen., Nashville, for appellee.


ANDERSON, Justice.

We granted this appeal to determine whether Tennessee should adopt a "sex crimes" exception to the general rule that evidence of other crimes is not admissible in a criminal prosecution. We conclude that Tennessee should not recognize a "sex crimes" exception to the general rule, but that it has recognized a narrow special rule which admits prior sex crimes into evidence if they are included in the indictment. Because the...

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