State v. Cook, 195 N.C. App. 230 (Feb. 3, 2009)

Officer’s testimony relating an incident of digital penetration described to him by the victim was properly admitted to corroborate victim’s testimony, even though the victim did not mention the incident in her testimony. The victim testified that the first time she remembered the defendant touching her was in the “summer time of 2002” and that he touched her other times including incidents in December 2003 and July 2004. The victim’s established a course of sexual misconduct by defendant and the officer testified to an incident within defendant’s course of conduct that did not directly contradict the victim’s testimony. The officer’s testimony sufficiently strengthened the victim’s testimony to warrant its admission as corroborative evidence.