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Chapter 914
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Section 914.16, Florida Statutes 2003

914.16  Child abuse and sexual abuse of victims under age 16 or persons with mental retardation; limits on interviews.--The chief judge of each judicial circuit, after consultation with the state attorney and the public defender for the judicial circuit, the appropriate chief law enforcement officer, and any other person deemed appropriate by the chief judge, shall provide by order reasonable limits on the number of interviews that a victim of a violation of s. 794.011, s. 800.04, or s. 827.03 who is under 16 years of age or a victim of a violation of s. 794.011, s. 800.02, s. 800.03, or s. 825.102 who is a person with mental retardation as defined in s. 393.063(42) must submit to for law enforcement or discovery purposes. The order shall, to the extent possible, protect the victim from the psychological damage of repeated interrogations while preserving the rights of the public, the victim, and the person charged with the violation.

History.--s. 7, ch. 84-86; s. 2, ch. 90-120; s. 19, ch. 93-156; s. 24, ch. 94-154; s. 18, ch. 95-158; s. 3, ch. 96-215; s. 26, ch. 96-322; s. 107, ch. 99-3; s. 9, ch. 99-201; s. 3, ch. 2000-246; s. 6, ch. 2000-338.

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