Correct. What an attorney says in the opening statement does not bind his client. Sure, if you get an admission from someone on the stand, it can be used against them at a later time. It is on the record. It is official. It is ALSO hearsay but would become non-hearsay if used to impeach the person's later testimony down the road. Sexual abuse evidence, if any had existed, would have been "allowed in." JB didn't present any such evidence, so he wasn't allowed to talk about it in closing argument. He would have been allowed to present the evidence, but he didn't have any. What you quoted in your earlier post about Cindy certainly would not be enough to bring charges of sexual abuse against Cindy, if that's what you're asking. Excellent question and one I have been asking myself all day. She had already served that time before she was sentenced for the check fraud charges on January 25, 2010. She has served 1.5 years since then. Technically she could get another 2.5 tomorrow, but HHJP would have to give her the max.