- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will hear Ohio’s appeal of a court ruling that threw out the child abuse conviction of a Cleveland man.

The justices agreed Thursday to hear arguments about whether Darius Clark must be given a new trial.

The Ohio Supreme Court voted 4-3 to throw out the conviction and order a new trial because preschool teachers were allowed to testify about statements the three-year-old boy made to them. The child wasn’t required to testify.

At issue is the role teachers and other people who are not in law enforcement play when they hear allegations of abuse and then report them as required by law.

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