A New Jersey judge has ruled that prosecutors may no longer use the three-decade-old psychological theory commonly used to attempt to prove child rape allegations.

Hudson County Superior Court Judge Peter Bariso on Sept. 1, acting on a remand from the Supreme Court, ruled that judges should not allow prosecutors to admit “child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome” (CSAAS) evidence as expert testimony in such cases.

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