Yesterday the US Supreme Court ruled that an abused child’s statement to his teachers concerning his abuse could be the basis of a felony conviction by his abuser. The Court reversed a decision by the Ohio Supreme Court which threw out the conviction of a Cleveland man because he was allegedly denied his constitutional rights to confront his accuser, the child, who was too young to testify. The ruling is a clear victory for children who are victims of abuse.
* Case value and results depend upon the unique facts of each case, these results do not predict or suggest the value of any other case. In the 134M case result, the trial court reduced the jury's verdict to 114M. Mr. Fitch's client is appealing.
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