Rape victims will be allowed to give pre-recorded video evidence to prevent them being intimidated in court by their attackers under plans being considered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
For part of the process is to be able to question the evidence being given. Which is difficult to do if it’s all already on tape, right?
Prosecution and defence lawyers cross-examine the victim as the judge and defendant watch via a video link from the courtroom. Once the judge is satisfied, the recording is retained until the trial when it can be played to the jury.
That’s rather better.