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Unformatted text preview: y want to go a layer deeper and the question is just a predicate. This really was a major impairment of the defense's opportunity to confront this witness. Very substantive error. Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation Protecting Child Victim Witnesses
In proceedings involving an alleged offense of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitation against a child, a U.S.C.A. statute proves that the child may testify by means of two-way closed circuit television or videotaped decision. Closed circuit-television: Procedure may be used if the court finds that the child is unable to testify in open court in the accused's presence due to: o Fear o Substantial likelihood that she would suffer emotional trauma o Mental or other infirmity o Conduct by the accused or his counsel UNITED STATES v. GARCIA [Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation - Protecting Child Victim Witnesses FRE 611(b)] Facts/Procedural Posture: D indicted on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Prior to trial, gov. made mot...
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