HUNTER, JR., ROBERT N., Judge.
Defendant argues the trial court committed reversible error in both the guilt-innocence and sentencing phases of his trial. For the following reasons, we grant Defendant a new trial and address several issues that are likely to arise on remand.
I. Factual and Procedural Background
A Surry County grand jury indicted Defendant for three counts of first-degree sexual offense with a child under thirteen (N.C. Gen.Stat....