Title 17, Chapter 8, Section 55
(a) In all proceedings involving the criminal charges specified in this Code section, the court may order that the testimony of a child ten years of age or younger who has been the victim of any violation of Code Section 16-5-70, Code Section 16-6-1, Code Section 16-6-2, Code Section 16-6-4, or Code Section 16-6-5.1 be taken outside the courtroom and shown in the courtroom by means of a two-way closed circuit television. An order may be granted in such cases only if:
(1) The testimony is taken during the criminal trial proceeding
for such violation; and
(2) The judge determines that testimony by the child victim in the
courtroom will result in the child's suffering serious emotional
distress such that the child cannot reasonably communicate.
(b) Only the prosecuting attorney, the attorney for the defendant,
and the judge may question the child who testifies by two-way closed
(c) The operators of the two-way closed circuit television shall
make every effort to be unobtrusive.
(d) Only the following persons may be in the room with the child
when the child testifies by two-way closed circuit television:
(1) The prosecuting attorney;
(2) The attorney for the defendant;
(3) The operators of the two-way closed circuit television
(4) The judge; and
(5) In the court's discretion, any person whose presence, in the
opinion of the court, contributes to the well-being of the child,
including a person who has dealt with the child in a therapeutic
setting concerning the crime. The defendant and defendant's
counsel shall be notified at least 24 hours before the closed
circuit testimony as to the prosecution's representatives and any
other persons who shall be present in the room with the child
victim during the child's testimony.
(e) During the child's testimony by two-way closed circuit
television, the defendant shall be in the courtroom.
(f) The defendant shall be allowed to communicate with the persons
in the room where the child is testifying by any appropriate
(g) The provisions of this Code section do not apply if the
defendant is an attorney pro se.
(h) This Code section may not be interpreted to preclude, for
purposes of identification of a defendant, the presence of both the
child victim and the defendant in the courtroom at the same time.