Relevancy of Child Rape Statement sign now

In July of 2005, my six year old daughter was brutally and forcefully raped by a trusted neighboorhood couple, who were also molesting and raping 2 out of 3 of their own children. The local police department botched the investigation and as of now, she has seen not a bit of justice. I have been researching state and federal laws on a childs statement when a crime is comitted against them, and the law, as of now, stands at this:
RCW 9A.44.120
Admissibility of child's statement -- Conditions.
A statement made by a child when under the age of ten describing any act of sexual contact performed with or on the child by another, describing any attempted act of sexual contact with or on the child by another, or describing any act of physical abuse of the child by another that results in substantial bodily harm as defined by RCW 9A.04.110, not otherwise admissible by statute or court rule, is admissible in evidence in dependency proceedings under Title 13 RCW and criminal proceedings, including juvenile offense adjudications, in the courts of the state of Washington if:

(1) The court finds, in a hearing conducted outside the presence of the jury, that the time, content, and circumstances of the statement provide sufficient indicia of reliability; and

(2) The child either:

(a) Testifies at the proceedings; or

(b) Is unavailable as a witness: PROVIDED, That when the child is unavailable as a witness, such statement may be admitted only if there is corroborative evidence of the act.

A statement may not be admitted under this section unless the proponent of the statement makes known to the adverse party his or her intention to offer the statement and the particulars of the statement sufficiently in advance of the proceedings to provide the adverse party with a fair opportunity to prepare to meet the statement.

So, as the way the law is currently worded, a child has to first suffer significant bodily harm before their statement can be used to help to arrest and convict their abuser. This is WRONG!! My child has been determined to know the difference between the truth and a lie, between right and wrong, and she knew what "bad" touches and "good" touches were and what was acceptable and not.

If, like me, you believe that our children should be allowed to testify and have their statement taken as fact and truth by a court of law if they can in fact be proven to understand what a lie is, what the difference is between wrong and right, and what are inapporpriate touches, then please sign this petition to change this law

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