State v. Wright
Superior Court Somerset County
Defendant Wright's daughter alleged longstanding sexual
abuse at the hands of her
father, an employee of the
Police. Defendant's expert Robinson conducted an analysis of
the alleged victim's diary and medical records and offered an
alternative explanation to the reported victim's allegations.
Defendant's expert further testified at jury trial that there was
no scientific foundation to validate the State's claim that eating
disorders are caused by sexual abuse. The emerging literature
on repressed memories of sexual abuse was also utilized in this
matter. The jury found the Defendant not guilty.
Pam Ames, Esq.
(See also newspaper article "Jury acquits Wright")
State v. Bessette
Superior Court of
Defendant Bessette was charged with the sexual
exploitation of a three year old child. The prosecution's expert
psychologist provided testimony based on her videotaped
evaluation of the child. The defense called Dr. Charles Robinson
who offered testimony demonstrating that the interview
process itself was responsible for the report (inaccurate) of the
sexual abuse. The jury found the Defendant not guilty.
Larry Mansch, Esq.
State v. Dellwo
Superior Court of
Defendant Dellwo was accused of sexually abusing his son.
These allegations arose in the course of divorce and custody
proceedings and visitation issues. The Defendant's son was known to
suffer from hyperactivity. The prosecution offered expert
psychological testimony to validate the report of sexual abuse.
The defense retained Dr. Charles Robinson to examine the
reported victim and provide testimony to the jury. The
Defendant was found not guilty by the jury.
Diane Leibinger, Esq.
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