Each one of these goes case by case, and what my friend is talking about is a rarity, in my experience. It's not something that happens a lot. Sexual assault trials, for the most part, are one-witness trials with maybe some collateral witnesses, and then they move forward. As for third party records, in my experience, when there's been an issue and there hasn't been a preliminary inquiry, it's simply as we have put it before, that it becomes part of the pretrial process whereby we ferret through what we need at that point, and if the complainant needs to testify, and almost never does, with regard to third party records, then we can put her or him on the stand, but I don't routinely see that being an issue.
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