State v. King, 235 N.C. App 287 (2014)

No Error
  • Although the pediatrician was not designated as an expert, the court’s qualification of her as an expert is implicit in its admission of her testimony regarding characteristics of children who have been sexually abused.
  • Testimony describing a common characteristic of children who are sexually abused as not initially disclosing or only partially disclosing the abuse is not opinion testimony as to the individual child victim’s credibility.


Criminal Cases with Application to Child Welfare
Expert Testimony
Sexual Offense
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