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Rape victims will no longer face cross-examination in court with testimony to be filmed instead | The Independent

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Rape victims will be spared the ordeal of giving evidence in court under reforms being brought forward by the Government. Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss said that, from September, their cross-examination will be pre-recorded and then played to the jury during the trial. The roll-out of the scheme was originally not scheduled to start until the beginning of next year but has been brought forward following an agreement with senior judges.

Source: Rape victims will no longer face cross-examination in court with testimony to be filmed instead | The Independent

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