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Doctors Testify Jessica Ridgweay May Have Been Sexually Assaulted

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FILE - This image provided by the Westminster Colorado Police Department shows 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. Police say Austin Reed Sigg, the suspect accused of kidnapping, slaying and dismembering Ridgeway, told them he wants to plead guilty, and on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, a community sent into a panic over the crime will see if that's what he does, or if he'll ask for a trial despite his alleged confession and the discovery of some of the girl's remains at the home he shared with his mothe | AP

GOLDEN -- The judge overseeing the Jessica Ridgeway murder case will allow two doctors to testify as experts that injuries found on the 10-year-old's body indicate she was sexually assaulted.

Jefferson County District Court Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger ruled the doctors -- one a nationally known pediatric forensic pathologist and one a specialist in child abuse examinations in Denver -- are sufficiently experienced to be considered expert witnesses at trial.