State v. Carter, 216 N.C. App. 453 (Nov. 1, 2011)

rev’d on other grounds, 366 N.C. 496 (Apr. 12, 2013)

There was sufficient evidence of anal penetration to support a sexual offense charge. Although the evidence was conflicting, the child victim stated that the defendant’s penis penetrated her anus. Additionally, a sexual assault nurse examiner testified that the victim’s anal fissure could have resulted from trauma to the anal area.