Allen v. State (2012)

In Allen v. State, No. 01-10-00652-CR (Tex. App.--Houston 1st Dist. June 7, 2012, pet. ref'd) (mem. op., not designated for publication) the Court of Appeals held that a picture of a videotape cover containing adult pornography had some probative value in a trial for sexual offenses against a child when the child victim testified that the defendant "made her watch pornographic movies with him and would make her try to engage in the same sexual acts portrayed in the movie." Notably, this evidence was offered to corroborate the victim's version of the events, not to show the defendant's intent to arouse or gratify his sexual desire.