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Nurse Cannot Testify On Consent, Judge Says (access required)

A Chesapeake defense attorney has successfully argued that a sexual assault nurse examiner's testimony concerning the consent of an alleged rape victim was scientifically unreliable and thus inadmissible. In Velazquez v. Commonwealth (VLW 001-7-157), the Court of Appeals of Virginia had ruled that a nurse had sufficient expertise to testify that a 15-year-old victim's injuries were ...

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