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Criminal Practice — CSC with a Minor – Expert Testimony – False Memories – Violence against Others (access required)

In this case involving a victim’s delayed disclosure about sexual abuse by her mother’s boyfriend, when the trial court decided to exclude a defense expert’s testimony about false memories, the court made the determinations required by Rule 702, SCRE, including relevance. Although the expert indicated that schizoaffective disorder (from which the victim suffered) could result ...

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