The child's testimony shall be transmitted by closed circuit television into the courtroom for viewing and hearing by the defendant, jury, judge, and public. The defendant shall be provided with the means of private, contemporaneous communication with the defendant's attorney during the testimony. The closed circuit television transmission shall relay into the room in which the child is testifying the defendant's image, and the voice of the judge.
The defendant shall be afforded the rights applicable to defendants during trial, including the right to an attorney, the right to be confronted with the witness against the defendant, and the right to cross-examine the child.
18 U.S.C. § 3509
REFERENCES IN TEXTThe Federal Rules of Evidence, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), are set out in the Appendix to Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, referred to in subsecs. (f) and (m)(2)(A), are set out in the Appendix to this title.
AMENDMENTS2018-Subsec. (m)(3). Pub. L. 115-299 added par. (3).2009-Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 111-16 substituted "7 days" for "5 days". 2006-Subsec. (h)(1). Pub. L. 109-248, §507, inserted ", and provide reasonable compensation and payment of expenses for," after "The court may appoint". Subsec. (m). Pub. L. 109-248, §504, added subsec. (m).1996-Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104-294, §605(h)(1), substituted "serve the Government's" for "serve the government's".Subsec. (h)(3). Pub. L. 104-294, §605(h)(2), substituted "in paragraph (2)" for "in subpart (2)".1994- Pub. L. 103-322, §330011(e), made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 101-647, §225(a), which enacted this section. Pub. L. 103-322, §330010(7)(B), substituted "Government" for "government" in subsecs. (b)(1)(A), (D), (2)(A), and (c)(5)(B), in subsec. (d)(1)(B)(i) after "hired by the", and in subsec. (g)(1). Pub. L. 103-322, §330010(7)(A), substituted "subsection" for "subdivision" in subsecs. (b)(1)(A), (D)(i), (2)(A), (B)(iii)(III), (c)(1), (d)(4), and (f).Subsec. (a)(11) to (13). Pub. L. 103-322, §330010(6), redesignated pars. (12) and (13) as (11) and (12), respectively, and struck out former par. (11) which read as follows: "the term 'exploitation' means child pornography or child prostitution;".Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 103-322, §330018(b), substituted heading for one which read "Extension of Child Statute of Limitations" and struck out first sentence which read as follows: "No statute of limitation that would otherwise preclude prosecution for an offense involving the sexual or physical abuse of a child under the age of 18 years shall preclude such prosecution before the child reaches the age of 25 years."
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2009 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 111-16 effective Dec. 1, 2009, see section 7 of Pub. L. 111-16 set out as a note under sectionof Title 11, Bankruptcy.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1994 AMENDMENT Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, §330011(e), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2145, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective as of the date on which section 225(a) of Pub. L. 101-647 took effect.