Monday, August 8, 2011

Dog Helps Rape Victim Testify

Rosie and her handler
The NYT this morning has an article on Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York, reporting that her presence next to a 15-year-old girl who had to testify her father raped and impregnated her made all the difference to the girl, who after the conviction was read, said she was "most grateful to Rosie, above all". For the rest of the story, including use of support dogs in other states, and defense challenges to their use, look here.

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