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COOPER, Judge.
Rape, etc. Whitfield Superior Court. Before Judge Temples.
Defendant was convicted by a jury of rape, kidnapping and battery. His motion for new trial was denied and a motion for out-of-time appeal was granted. He appeals from the judgment of conviction and sentence entered on the jury verdict, raising as his sole enumeration of error the sufficiency of the evidence.
Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict, there was evidence from which the jury could conclude that the victim was forced to go with defendant against her will, that defendant hit and kicked the victim several times causing facial bruises and that the victim had sex with defendant because she was afraid that he would hurt her or kill her. Contrary to appellant's argument, we conclude this evidence was sufficient for a rational trier of fact to find defendant guilty of the offenses charged beyond a reasonable doubt. Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U. S. 307 (99 SC 2781, 61 LE2d 560) (1979).
Jack O. Partain III, District Attorney, Melvin E. Hyde, Jr., Assistant District Attorney, for appellee.
Bates, Kelehear, Starr & Toland, Harlan M. Starr, for appellant.
DECIDED MAY 10, 1994.
Thursday May 21 06:55 EDT

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