Swink on child videos

Chidrens Justice Centers provide a place where children who have been physically or sexually abused can be interviewed. The interview is recorded so the child will not have to face the offender in court. Cache County Attorney James Swink says now there needs to be a law that prohibits those videos from being distributed. “The concern is that those videos are getting into the hands of people who are using them inappropriately to scare off the child from testifying at trial. We’ve seen these videos popping up on YouTube, and that’s disturbing for children who have been victimized once already. Then to have that matter go public is a real concern”. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday Swink said some states already have laws that prohibit the distribution of the children’s video interviews. The state of Utah will be taking that issue up this year to prohibit the distribution of those videos.

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