REPRESSED MEMORY


          State v. Wright          Somerset County Superior Court          Skowhegan, Maine

     Defendant Wright's daughter alleged longstanding sexual abuse at the hands of her father, an employee of the Maine State 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.

                              Defendant's Attorney:

                              Pam Ames, Esq.                              Waterville, Maine                              (207) 877-6623

(See also newspaper article "Jury acquits Wright")

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