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Hearsay exception for children is constitutional (access required)

A statute that allows introduction of a child’s out-of-court statements in certain cases applied to appellant’s case and did not violate his Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses. Background Appellant was charged with multiple sex crimes. Pursuant to Code § 19.2-268.3, the commonwealth provided notice that it would offer oral and written statements made by the victim, ...