Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Article 7B.004
Hearsay Statement of Child Victim

In a hearing on an application for a protective order under this subchapter, a statement that is made by a child younger than 14 years of age who is the victim of an offense under Section 21.02 (Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Disabled Individual), 21.11 (Indecency with a Child), 22.011 (Sexual Assault), 22.012 (Indecent Assault), or 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault), Penal Code, and that describes the offense committed against the child is admissible as evidence in the same manner that a child’s statement regarding alleged abuse against the child is admissible under Section 104.006 (Hearsay Statement of Child Abuse Victim), Family Code, in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 469 (H.B. 4173), Sec. 1.02, eff. January 1, 2021.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 915 (H.B. 3607), Sec. 4.002(e), eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Article 7B.004 — Hearsay Statement of Child Victim, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.­7B.­htm#7B.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

Art. 7B.004’s source at texas​.gov