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Broderick v. King’s Way Assembly of God’s Church
Citation:808 P.2d 1211 (Alaska 1991)
Broderick left her three-year old daughter, JSJ, with Gilman as part of the King’s Way childcare program. JSJ began showing signs of having been sexually abused, which prompted Broderick to ask JSJ who was responsible for the abuse. JSJ responded “the mean lady at the church” had done it. Shortly thereafter, JSJ saw Gilman at church and reacted strongly, saying Gilman was “the mean lady” and “[Gilman] was the lady that hurt my wee-wee.” JSJ’s statements were the only evidence of abuse offered against Gilman.
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