CHILD TESTIFY IN COURT
CHILD MUST TESTIFY IN COURT
IN A CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT CASE
In a Criminal Sexual Conduct case, if the accuser is a child, the child will HAVE to testify in Court. In fact, the child will have to testify on at least two (2) different occasions:
1. The child will have to testify at the Preliminary Exam (at district court) and
2. The child will have to testify at a trial (at Circuit court).
**It is very uncommon for the state to go forward with a Criminal Sexual Conduct case without the child (accuser) testifying at court.