State v. Jennings, 209 N.C. App. 329 (Jan. 18, 2011)

The trial court did not err by allowing the State’s expert in family medicine to testify that if there had been a tear in the victim’s hymen, it probably would have healed by the time the expert saw the victim. The testimony explained that the lack of physical findings indicative of sexual abuse did not negate the victim’s allegations of abuse and was not an impermissible opinion as to the victim’s credibility. Even if error occurred, it was not prejudicial in light of overwhelming evidence of guilt.