Full Statute Name:  West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated. Chapter 725. Criminal Procedure. Act 5. Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Title I. General Provisions. Article 106b. Victims of Sexual Abuse: Children and Persons with Developmental Disabilities. 5/106B-10. Conditions for testimony by a victim who is a child or a moderately, severely, or profoundly intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability

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Primary Citation:  725 I.L.C.S. 5/106B-10 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2016 Alternate Citation:  IL ST CH 725 § 5/106B-10 Date Adopted:  1963
Summary: This Illinois law allows a "facility dog" - a dog that is a graduate of an assistance dog organization that is a member of Assistance Dogs International - to be present during the testimony of a victim who is a child or a moderately, severely, or profoundly intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability. This occurs in the prosecution of criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse. When deciding whether to permit the child or person to testify with the assistance of a facility dog, the court shall take into consideration the age of the child or person, the rights of the parties to the litigation, and any other relevant factor that would facilitate the testimony by the child or the person.
Statute Text: 

§ 106B-10. Conditions for testimony by a victim who is a child or a moderately, severely, or profoundly intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability. In a prosecution of criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse, the court may set any conditions it finds just and appropriate on the taking of testimony of a victim who is a child under the age of 18 years or a moderately, severely, or profoundly intellectually disabled person or a person affected by a developmental disability, involving the use of a facility dog in any proceeding involving that offense. When deciding whether to permit the child or person to testify with the assistance of a facility dog, the court shall take into consideration the age of the child or person, the rights of the parties to the litigation, and any other relevant factor that would facilitate the testimony by the child or the person. As used in this Section, “facility dog” means a dog that is a graduate of an assistance dog organization that is a member of Assistance Dogs International.

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Laws 1963, p. 2836, § 106B-10, added by P.A. 99-94, § 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.

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