Dogs provide comfort - and controversy - in courtrooms
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The twins were 7, shy and scared. Talking was tough and describing what happened nearly impossible.
So the prosecutor preparing them to testify against the father they said molested them borrowed a dog named Jeeter.
"It was a last ditch effort to try to build rapport with my kids, who are terribly shy," said Ms Kelly Dempsey, the twins' mother.
"The prosecutor had no idea how to get through to them. ... He just believed down to the depths of his soul the girls had been wronged and he wanted so badly to find justice for them."