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Bill would let rape victims testify by closed circuit TV

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Rape victims could be allowed to give testimony against their alleged attackers through a video recording, closed-circuit television or behind a two-way mirror under a bill that received its first committee approval Monday. The protections could be allowed if a judge determines a victim could suffer emotional or mental harm by testifying against an attacker who’s present in the courtroom. Current law allows the same provisions in violent crime cases for victims or witnesses under the age of 16 or…

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