Mother seeks ex-husband's testimony in prospective sexual abuse case

David Yates Feb. 1, 2011, 8:30am

The mother of a minor girl has filed a petition to take the deposition of the girl's father to further investigate a potential sexual assault claim.

Jane Doe, acting as next friend of Mary Doe, filed the petition on Jan. 25 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, Jane Doe brought her daughter to an area hospital suspecting she had been sexually abused. A sexual assault nurse confirmed her suspicions.

The petition does not give dates, names or locations.

Jane Doe seeks the father's testimony, since he has partial custody and "knowledge of the matters relevant to the identity of those who had opportunity to abuse Mary Doe while during periods when (the father) had custody," the petition states.

Jane Doe is represented by Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D189-249

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