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For a Child’s Sake: Using Technology in Child Abuse Trials

by IPR News

April 13, 2011

This month, IPR is focusing on child abuse – and today we hear about when those cases go to trial.  Some child victims may be afraid to face their abusers in court.  Under certain conditions, Indiana law lets courts use a video system so victims can testify from a different location.  The closed-circuit equipment is not required, and not every county has the technology.  Delaware County Circuit Court Judge Marianne Vorhees recently presided over the county’s first two trials using the video system.  She spoke with IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann about how it is used.

Wiechmann — Vorhees & the Video System

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