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November 16, 2017

Child Sexual Abuse Federal Evidence Restrictions


RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association opposes Rules 413 (admissibility of similar crimes in criminal sexual assault cases), 414 (admissibility of similar crimes in criminal child molestation cases), and 415 (admissibility of similar acts in civil sexual assault or child molestation cases) of the Federal Rules of Evidence (concerning the admission of evidence in sexual assault and child molestation cases) as enacted by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Pub. L. No. 103-322, 108 Stat. 1796 (1994).