Illinois Compiled Statutes 740 ILCS 140 Sexual Exploitation in Psychotherapy, Professional Health Services, and Professional Mental Health Services Act. Section 5

    (740 ILCS 140/5) (from Ch. 70, par. 805)

    Sec. 5. Admission of evidence. (a) In an action for sexual exploitation, evidence of the plaintiff's sexual history is not admissible except when:

    (1) the defendant requests a hearing prior to trial and makes an offer of proof of the relevancy of the history; and

    (2) the court finds that the history is relevant and that the probative value of the history outweighs its prejudicial effect.

    (b) The court shall allow the admission only of specific information or examples of the plaintiff's conduct that are determined by the court to be relevant. The court's order shall detail the information or conduct that is admissible and no other such evidence may be introduced.

    (c) Violation of the terms of the order may be grounds for a new trial.

(Source: P.A. 85-1254.)

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