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Criminal – Sixth Amendment – Defendant’s Presence – Closed-Circuit Testimony (access required)

An accused sex offender gets a new trial because neither defendant nor his attorney was present for a hearing that determined the minor victim could testify via closed-circuit video, a Page County Circuit judge says. Defendant was convicted Aug. 25, 2008 of three counts of aggravated sexual battery after a bench trial. The trial included closed-circuit ...