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U.S. Supreme Court

Children’s abuse statements can be evidence

18 Jun, 2015

Justices unanimously rule that statements made by children to teachers about possible abuse can be used as evidence, even if the child does not testify in court.┬áThe ruling is expected to make it easier for prosecutors to convict people accused of domestic violence. The justices state that defendants don’t have a constitutional right to cross-examine child accusers unless their statements to school officials were made for the primary purpose of creating evidence for prosecution.