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(725 ILCS 5/115-11)
(from Ch. 38, par. 115-11)
In a prosecution for a criminal offense defined
in Article 11 or in Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15 or 12-16 of the
Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, where the alleged victim of the offense is a minor
years of age, the court may exclude from the proceedings
while the victim is testifying, all persons, who, in the opinion of the
court, do not have a direct interest in the case, except the media.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)