Child's Statement Reliability In Georgia Courts
In Gregg v. State, 201 Ga. App. 238 (411 S.E.2d 65) (1991) this Court listed factors that a trial court should consider in determining whether the circumstances surrounding a child's statement provide sufficient indicia of reliability.
These factors include:
(1) the conditions under which the statement was made;
(2) the statement's spontaneity;
(3) the child's age;
(4) the child's demeanor;
(5) the child's physical and emotional condition;
(6) the presence or absence of any threats or promises of benefit;
(7) any presence or absence of drugs or alcohol;
(8) the child's general credibility;
(9) the presence or absence of any coaching by parents or others either before or during the giving of the statement;
(10) the consistency between repeated out-of-court statements.