If a Child Witness Refuses to Testify, 6th Amendment Violated?

The Sixth Amendment provides that an accused has the right to confront the witnesses against him, which has generally been understood to mean the right to cross-examine that witness as to his perceptions, biases, assumptions and truthfulness.  Is there an exception when the key prosecution witness is an immature five-year old?  If the defendant cannot cross examine the witness because she is uncooperative, is the case dismissed?  To read about this issue involving the Sixth Amendment, click on the following link.


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