§61-8C-5. Limits on interviews of children eleven years old or
(a) In any prosecution under this article, the court may
provide by rule for reasonable limits on the number of interviews
to which a victim who is eleven years old or less must submit for
law enforcement or discovery purposes. The rule shall to the
extent possible protect the mental and emotional health of the
child from the psychological damage of repeated interrogation and
at the same time preserve the rights of the public and the
(b) At any stage of the proceedings, in any prosecution under
this article, the court may permit a child who is eleven years old
or less to use anatomically correct dolls, mannequins or drawings
to assist such child in testifying.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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