Split Md. high court allows behavior testimony in sex abuse cases (access required)

People accused of sexually abusing a child may present testimony at trial from individuals attesting to the defendants’ appropriate behavior toward children in their care, Maryland’s top court has ruled over the objection of two judges who said such testimonials should be inadmissible because abusers often disguise themselves as gentle. In a 5-2 decision on Aug. ...

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