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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:In this application for writ of habeas corpus, the court addresses applicant�s claim that his trial and appellate counsel provided constitutionally deficient and prejudicial legal representation because they did not challenge the validity of applicant�s stacked sentences for two convictions (Cause Nos. 804432 and 804433) for aggravated sexual assault of a child arising out of the same criminal episode and prosecuted in a single criminal action. Each indictment charging applicant with aggravated sexual assault of a child was filed on March 2, 1999. The indictment in Cause No. 804433 alleged that applicant committed the offense �on or about July 1, 1996.� The indictment in cause No. 804432 alleged that applicant committed the offense �on or about August 1, 1998.� Both indictments alleged that applicant committed the offenses against the same complainant and that he �cause[d] the sexual organ of [the complainant], a person younger than fourteen years of age and not the spouse of [applicant], to CONTACT the MOUTH of [applicant].� The court of appeals� opinion affirming both convictions states that the �complainant testified in detail to a series of sexual assaults perpetrated by [applicant] that began when she was ten years old and included the assaults alleged in the indictments.� The habeas record (including factual assertions in applicant�s writ) also indicates that the complainant testified at applicant�s trial that she was born on Sept. 21, 1984. Applicant�s writ asserts that �[d]uring the course of the trial the State emphasized that Applicant had acted out his deranged sexual impulses on [the complainant] on multiple occasions from her age of (9) years old to (14) years old.� This would have occurred sometime between September 21, 1993, and up to at least September 20, 1998 (the day before the complain

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