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Version of section 715.1 from 2006-01-02 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Evidence of victim or witness under 18

  •  (1) In any proceeding against an accused in which a victim or other witness was under the age of eighteen years at the time the offence is alleged to have been committed, a video recording made within a reasonable time after the alleged offence, in which the victim or witness describes the acts complained of, is admissible in evidence if the victim or witness, while testifying, adopts the contents of the video recording, unless the presiding judge or justice is of the opinion that admission of the video recording in evidence would interfere with the proper administration of justice.

  • Marginal note:Order prohibiting use

    (2) The presiding judge or justice may prohibit any other use of a video recording referred to in subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 16
  • 1997, c. 16, s. 7
  • 2005, c. 32, s. 23
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