State v. May, 230 N.C. App. 366 (Nov. 5, 2013)

rev’d on other grounds, 368 N.C. 112 (Jun. 11, 2015)

In a child sexual abuse case, the trial court did not err by admitting testimony by the State’s medical experts. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that an expert pediatrician improperly testified that the victim had been sexually abused, concluding that the expert gave no such testimony. Rather, she properly testified regarding whether the victim exhibited symptoms or characteristics consistent with sexually abused children. The court reached the same conclusion regarding the testimony of a nurse expert.