Normal is Normal: Effective Use of Medical Evidence in the Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases

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Course Description

This webinar will discuss the importance of pediatric sexual assault exams in cases of child sexual abuse and how to present the findings of that exam to a jury. A majority of the exams will be “normal” and that evidence can be used to corroborate a child’s statement using expert medical testimony. The testimony of the expert can also be used to explain anatomy which gives prosecutors medical evidence to argue issues of penetration.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the process and procedure of a pediatric sexual assault exam.
  2. Use “normal” exam findings to corroborate and support a child’s disclosure of sexual assault.
  3. Develop medical witnesses as experts and sing that testimony to prove the element of penetration in a sexual assault charge.

Zero Abuse Project is not responsible for accrediting or reporting CLE credits for this course. Participants are responsible for verifying if their state accepts self-applications for self-study CLE credits and for independently seeking approval.

Upon completing the on-demand course, participants will receive a general certificate of completion. If your state allows self-study credits, you can submit this certificate directly to your state bar.
All attorneys are responsible for any associated CLE filing fees.

For inquiries or additional information, please contact [email protected].

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