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01-2238-CR State v. Simpson

Willie C. Simpson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a bench trial where he was found guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child. He also appeals from a postconviction order.

Simpson raises two claims of error. He contends that the trial court violated his federal and state constitutional rights to self-representation when it denied his request to pro se cross-examine a witness. He also asserts that the evidence was insufficient to support the guilty verdicts on the two first-degree sexual assault of a child charges.

Because Simpson did not clearly and unequivocally request to discharge his attorney and proceed pro se, and because the evidence was sufficient to support the verdicts, we affirm.

This opinion will not be published.

Dist I, Milwaukee County, DiMotto, J., Per Curiam

Attorneys:

For Appellant: Ronald J. Sonderhouse, Brookfield

For Respondent: Robert D. Donohoo, Milwaukee; Edwin J. Hughes, Madison


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