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Message ID: 9790
Date: 2015-03-26

Author:DeanTongaol.com

Subject:Re: single-party recordings in law enforcement investigations of child sexual...

From my 20 years of working these cases, professionally speaking, I can tell you with certainty there are police departments who early on in the police/criminal investigation phase, use the precept/pretext/pre-arranged/controlled phone call methodology. The victim, who is under the supervision of a sex crimes detective, will call the accused from the police station, and the call is electronically recorded. In every case I've been on, when defense counsel files a Motion to Suppress based on Entrapment, it's been denied by courts. Most of these cases of mine took place in Colorado. Dean Tong, MSc., CFC, Forensic Trial Expert 604 Brentwood Place Brandon, FL 33511 813.657.4930, Office/Fax 813.417.5362, Mobile DeanTong@aol.com http://www.abuse-excuse.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Tong http://www.linkedin.com/in/deantong Contributing Writer to newswithviews.com and groundreport.com Disclaimer: Dean Tong is not an attorney. He is not licensed to give legal advice and nothing herein should be construed to be legal advice. If you need legal assistance please consult with an attorney in your area by checking here http://www.abanet.org/lawyerlocator/searchlawyer.html In a message dated 3/18/2015 7:01:13 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lfontes@rcn.com writes: Dear Colleagues, For the Prosecutor's office in Guyana, South America, I am looking for: 1) A copy of state or federal legislation establishing the legality of single=party recording in the investigation of child sexual abuse. In other words, situations where a victim might "wear a wire" and either confront in-person or over the phone his or her abuser and say things that encourage the abuser to admit to the crime (such as, "Can I get pregnant from what we did?") 2) Any articles about or research about or presentations about the same. Please feel free to contact me directly if you need to know more about the context in which this help is sought: LFontes@uww.umass.edu Thank you. Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusett, Amherst

From my 20 years of working these cases, professionally speaking, I can tell you with certainty there are police departments who early on in the police/criminal investigation phase, use the precept/pretext/pre-arranged/controlled phone call methodology. The victim, who is under the supervision of a sex crimes detective, will call the accused from the police station, and the call is electronically recorded. In every case I've been on, when defense counsel files a Motion to Suppress based on Entrapment, it's been denied by courts. Most of these cases of mine took place in Colorado. Dean Tong, MSc., CFC, Forensic Trial Expert 604 Brentwood Place Brandon, FL 33511 813.657.4930, Office/Fax 813.417.5362, Mobile DeanTongaol.com http://www.abuse-excuse.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Tong http://www.linkedin.com/in/deantong Contributing Writer to newswithviews.com and groundreport.com Disclaimer: Dean Tong is not an attorney. He is not licensed to give legal advice and nothing herein should be construed to be legal advice. If you need legal assistance please consult with an attorney in your area by checking here http://www.abanet.org/lawyerlocator/searchlawyer.html In a message dated 3/18/2015 7:01:13 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lfontesrcn.com writes: Dear Colleagues, For the Prosecutor's office in Guyana, South America, I am looking for: 1) A copy of state or federal legislation establishing the legality of single=party recording in the investigation of child sexual abuse. In other words, situations where a victim might "wear a wire" and either confront in-person or over the phone his or her abuser and say things that encourage the abuser to admit to the crime (such as, "Can I get pregnant from what we did?") 2) Any articles about or research about or presentations about the same. Please feel free to contact me directly if you need to know more about the context in which this help is sought: LFontesuww.umass.edu Thank you. Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusett, Amherst