State v. Treadway, 208 N.C. App. 286 (Dec. 7, 2010)

(1) In a child sexual assault case, the trial court did not commit plain error by allowing a witness to testify about her step-granddaughter’s statements. The evidence was properly admitted for the non-hearsay purpose of explaining the witness’s subsequent conduct of relaying the information to the victim’s parents so that medical treatment could be obtained. Also, the victim’s statements corroborated her trial testimony. (2) The trial court did not commit plain error by allowing an expert in clinical social work to relate the victim’s statements to her when the statements corroborated the victim’s trial testimony. 

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