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Silencing the Victims in Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions

By   /  June 1, 2012  /  6th Amendment, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence 

Silenced Man

Child sexual abuse prosecutions present challenging evidentiary and constitutional issues. Oftentimes, there is no physical evidence of the abuse. Children will frequently recant their allegations, since the vast majority of these crimes are committed by a parent, other relative, or by a friend of the family.

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