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Prof. Fred Klein Comments on Convictions Based on Eyewitness Testimony in Sexual Assault Cases

Grope Cases Set Special Challenges

By Tamer El-Ghobashy

The Wall Street Journal

October 12, 2011

 

EXCERPT:

Mr. Klein, the Hofstra professor, said prosecutors can still secure convictions based on eyewitness testimony but have to work diligently “to weed out unreliable identifications from reliable ones” when physical evidence or a confession is not available. “If the pattern is very consistent, there might be some circumstantial evidence that a suspect did do it,” he said. “Then a jury does what it wants.”

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