There are always some real problems with children not
testifying and having their statements come into evidence.  A lot of the time, judges will use the
child’s state of mind versus being substantive evidence.  It is tricky in terms of un-ringing bell that
a judge would hear and a lot of the time they will say it is based on the
child’s perspective rather than if it is true or false.  It can be helpful depending on if it comes in
and what the child is allegedly stating.