Eve Farrelly

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Eve Farrelly of The Cari Foundation will highlight a case where a boy was unable to bring his teddy to court as the defence could claim the prosecution was trying to bias the jury, by highlighting his vulnerability. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

A young boy who was sexually abused was unable to bring his teddy bear into a trial over fears defence lawyers would claim it was a stunt to sway the (...)

Court proceedings involving children who have been sexually abused take an average of five years from the date of the crime to the end of criminal proceedings. Photograph: Istock

Court proceedings involving children who have been sexually abused are suffering “excessive delays” and taking an average of five years from the date (...)