People v. Argomaniz-Ramirez

In People v. Argomaniz-Ramirez, 102 P3d 1015 (Colo 2004), the court concluded that prior, out-of-court, videotaped statements made by two children to law enforcement officials were admissible (in a child sexual assault case) because the children were available to testify. Id. at 1016. The Colorado court held that "because the hearsay declarants will testify at trial and will be subject to cross-examination, admission of their out-of-court statements does not violate the Confrontation Clause. Additionally, Crawford does not alter . . . this important principle." Id. at 1018.