A judge doesn't allow a victim to say she was raped or sexually assaulted when addressing the jury because those terms are considered either prejudicial or inflamatory.

The defendantís presumption of innocence and right to a fair trial trumps a defendents right of free speech during a trial.

www.kansascity.com | 06/07/2008 | Judge’s ban on the use of the word ‘rape’ at trial reflects trend