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Child witness law unfair to the accused, lawyers say

A law meant to make it easier on children who must testify in court may be well-intentioned but could have serious legal ramifications, some criminal defense attorneys warn. The Child Witness Protection Act provides special treatment for children 14 or younger who testify as either witnesses or victims in certain cases. Criminal defense attorney Scott Rosenblum (pictured) warned that such accommodations could make it hard for a defendant to get a fair trial. "You're obviously creating potential prejudice on the jury, undue sympathy," he said.

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