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CC 1192: Rape Trauma Testimony — Expert erroneously allowed to testify that it is “rare” for children to make up stories about sexual abuse
October 13th, 2021

In People v. Lapenias (2021) 67 Cal.App.5th 162 an expert testified regarding CSAAS, a theory that identifies typical behaviors of sexually abused children. The expert had no information or knowledge about the facts of the instant case. Defense counsel did not cross-examine the expert.  Instead, after an off-the-record sidebar, the trial court read aloud five […]

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