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Child’s Taped Statement Can Be Used in Wausau Sexual Assault Trial

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A judge will not require a 6 year-old child to testify in person against a former Wausau teacher's aide who allegedly sexually assaulted her.

According to court documents, judge Patrick Brady ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can use a videotaped interview with the child as they try to prove that the former teacher's aide, Bee Lor, should stand trail for touching the girl's buttocks this spring. Lor's preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 13th. He has been ordered to stand trial on a separate charge of touching an 11 year-old girl's breasts on the playground of Maine elementary school.

Lor's defense attorney, Keith Ellison, argued that the alleged victim should make the allegations in person. He claimed interviewers asked leading questions and said the child's answers are vague. "It doesn't contain all of the information that should be provided to the court," Ellison said.

Brady ruled the interview will not "deprive any party of a fair opportunity to meet any allegations in the statement."

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