Law: Safe Testimony Tv Screens for Child Witnesses

The six-year-old girl marched into the chambers of Los Angeles Judge Aviva Bobb two weeks ago and said she was afraid to tell the truth in court. Clutching a large teddy bear for support, she had already testified that Raymond Buckey, a preschool teacher, had sexually molested her, then killed a turtle in her presence and warned that her parents would also be killed if she told what had happened. Though she did finally complete her testimony, the girl's father pointed out that Buckey's presence caused her fear, "a good argument for closed-circuit TV."

With more and more young witnesses now...

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