One in Five

Testimonies of child victims of sexual abuse
proven reliable on a study conducted in Spain



10.10.2011 - A study conducted by the Centre for Legal Studies (CEJFE) in Catalonia, Spain has proved wrong the assumption that in the judicial sphere, the testimonies of child victims of sexual abuse are unreliable.

As part of the study, 135 children aged between three and six, have been tested and were able to recount traumatic experiences in great detail with a margin of error of five percent.

Traditionally, the judicial system in Spain has expressed doubts on the reliability of the testimonies of children, but this study concludes that even if childrenís testimonies do contain flaws, they should never be disregarded in courts.

Please read the related article on CRIN (Children Rights Information Network).