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Depositions of minor children occur at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) according to Florida Rules of Criminal Procedures 3.220 (h) (4) or Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure 8.245(E). A deposition is an out-of-court oral testimony transcribed for later use in court and to gather evidence in anticipation of trial.  Deposed children are placed under oath and are recorded by CAC staff and/or a court reporter for use in court proceedings. A prosecutor and an attorney that represents the accused are present. A representative from the Office of the State Attorney’s Victim Assistant Program may be present in sexual abuse cases.