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.
- Understand the process and procedure of a pediatric sexual assault exam.
- Use “normal” exam findings to corroborate and support a child’s disclosure of sexual assault.
- Develop medical witnesses as experts and sing that testimony to prove the element of penetration in a sexual assault charge.
- Anal Findings in Children With and Without Probable Anal Penetration: A Retrospective Study of 1115 Children Referred for Suspected Sexual Abuse
- Examination Findings in Legally Confirmed Child Sexual Abuse
- Genital Anatomy in Pregnant Adolescents
- MOTION IN LIMINE Medical Hearsay
- Presenting Your Case in Opening Statement and Closing Argument
- The Role of the Medical Provider
- Sample Direct Examination questions