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Art. 412.2.  Evidence of similar crimes, wrongs, or acts in sex offense cases

A.  When an accused is charged with a crime involving sexually assaultive behavior, or with acts that constitute a sex offense involving a victim who was under the age of seventeen at the time of the offense, evidence of the accused's commission of another crime, wrong, or act involving sexually assaultive behavior or acts which indicate a lustful disposition toward children may be admissible and may be considered for its bearing on any matter to which it is relevant subject to the balancing test provided in Article 403.

B.  In a case in which the state intends to offer evidence under the provisions of this Article, the prosecution shall, upon request of the accused, provide reasonable notice in advance of trial of the nature of any such evidence it intends to introduce at trial for such purposes.

C.  This Article shall not be construed to limit the admission or consideration of evidence under any other rule.

Acts 2001, No. 1130, §1; Acts 2004, No. 465, §1.

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