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‘Risky’ defense opening sets stage for acquittal
Prosecutor found not guilty of sexual assault on teen
Brockton, Mass. attorney Kevin J. Reddington’s opening statement in the recent trial of a prosecutor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in a courthouse conference room was as unusual as the case itself. The seasoned defense lawyer promised the jury that his client would waive his right to remain silent and tell his story from the witness stand.