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Are crime victims being heard as more cases go to youth court?

Thursday 7th of March 2019 | North America, United States
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BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) With the expansion of the state's youthful offender law last summer, more young people who commit crimes are getting the chance to go through the youthful offender process. It's a strict process, but one that's shielded from the public eye and raises the question -- are victims being heard under the new law?

Allegations of extreme bullying made headlines back in December. According to court documents, 17-year-old Ethan Burachowski hit the victim in the head with a back pack inside the band room at Spaulding High School and then attempted to sodomize him with a drumstick.

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