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Judge Allows Expert To Testify On Syndrome In Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

(September 9, 2015, 1:08 PM EDT) -- JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The U.S. government’s expert can testify on child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome (CSAAS) in a sexual abuse case, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Sept. 8, finding the expert credible and her report reliable (United States of America v. Joseph D. Maurizio, Jr., No. 14-23, W.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119204).

(Memorandum and order available. Document #30-150911-019Z.)

On Sept. 25, 2014, the United States of America filed a criminal complaint against Joseph D. Maurizio Jr., charging him with engaging in illicit sexual conduct...
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