Investigators and prosecutors need to think outside the box when it comes to finding and presenting evidence of grooming in child sexual abuse cases. This presentation will review the prosecutor's ethical obligations when screening cases as well as trial issues and tactics when using evidence of grooming as substantive, corroborative evidence. This presentation has been approved for CLE ethics credits from the Idaho State Bar. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Upon completion, prosecutors will be able to consider grooming evidence in child sexual abuse cases as substantive evidence when screening/filing in child sexual abuse cases.
Upon completion, prosecutors will be able to increase the number of child sexual abuse cases filed involving delayed disclosure because they will understand that "grooming evidence" is substantive evidence.
Upon completion, prosecutors who screen and present child sexual abuse cases will know how to ethically prosecute and defend fliing decisions using grooming evidence as substantive evidence.