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Remote Testimony for Child Witnesses on the Horizon?

On February 21, 2014 By

In child abuse and molestation cases, the prosecution’s main (and sometimes only) witness is often the child victim. Prosecutors need the testimony of these victims to get convictions. But the experience of testifying in front of a former abuser can be deeply traumatic for child witnesses, causing emotional and psychological trauma.

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Innocent (and Armed) Until Proven Guilty

On January 12, 2009 By

We require convicted child pornographers to register with the government, stay away from schools, and live in certain mandated areas. But according to a magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York, requiring defendants indicted on child pornography charges to wear electronic-monitoring devices and observe mandatory curfews is a violation of their due […]

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