Bilski jurors begin painful process of moving on
Jurors from the Clement Bilski sexual assault trial are beginning the tough process of moving on from the disturbing case.
Bilski was found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a young girl and recording many of his crimes. Jurors had to view the recordings as part of the court proceedings.
If jurors seek therapy to help deal with a trial, the court system does not pay for the professional help. Counselors were, however, recommended to the men and women of the jury in this case.
Dr. Peter Harris, of the Jersey Shore Medical Center's psychiatry department, recommends that anyone in the courtroom for the Bilski trial discuss what they saw and heard. Harris says most people will heal on their own, but some who witnessed the recordings could become withdrawn or depressed without help.
During the trial, jurors openly wept while watching the evidence. One juror ran from the room after viewing the disturbing video.
It took the jury less than six hours to decide on a verdict. Bilski is still facing 278 additional child pornography charges.
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