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RULES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE -- DISTRICT DIVISION

GENERAL RULES

Rule 1.24. Protection of children in sex-related cases.

    
    In any criminal case or delinquency proceeding under RSA chapter 169-B alleging a sex-related offense in which a minor child was a victim, the Court shall allow the use of anatomically correct drawings and/or anatomically correct dolls as demonstrative evidence to assist the alleged victim or minor witness in testifying, unless otherwise ordered by the Court for good cause shown.

    In the event that the alleged victim or minor witness is nervous, afraid, timid, or otherwise reluctant to testify, the Court may allow the use of leading questions during the initial testimony but shall not allow the use of such questions relating to any essential element of the criminal offense.

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