Tales from the Apparatus: The Teddy Guzman Story
This training session is a part of our 2022 Community Response to Child Abuse Conference. Purchase of this content opens access to all 19 sessions and corresponding continuing education credits.
In 2017, what started as a childhood slumber party turned into a multi-victim rape investigation. Follow the case of Theodore Guzman from first disclosure through trial (and a re-trial!) after an extensive investigation yields four child sexual assault victims. A shocking case of disappointment, surprise, tears and ultimately triumph – it is ultimately the story of why we do what we do.
This presentation will highlight the value of medical evidence, forensic interviews, foster parents, social workers, investigators and prosecutors (all of us, whom the defense team called “The Apparatus” in closing arguments) and why a multi-disciplinary approach and team are invaluable to the protection of child sexual assault victims.