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Criminal Practice  –  Statutory Sexual Offense – Witness’s Immigration Status – Herpes Test – ‘I Think’ Testimony (access required)

  Defendant sought to cross-examine the minor victim’s mother about her immigration status because she might have had a motive to fabricate allegations of abuse to avoid possible deportation. However, defendant has not demonstrated how fabricating sexual abuse would allow “Jane’s” mother to avoid possible deportation, particularly in light of the fact that Jane’s mother had ...

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