9-Year-Old Boy Called For Jury Duty On Cape

WEST YARMOUTH (CBS) – A third-grader in West Yarmouth was called for jury duty on the Cape – and he didn’t like it.

Nine-year-old Jacob Clark got the summons in the mail ten days ago ordering him to appear in Orleans District Court on April 18.

But he had no idea what it was.

When Jacob’s grandmother Deborah Clark explained to him how jury duty worked, she said he told her, “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Jacob’s father called the jury commission office and found out that someone had mistakenly typed 1982 for Jacob’s birth year, instead of 2002.

The correction was made and Jacob was off the hook.

Massachusetts Jury Commissioner Pamela Wood told the Cape Cod Times a child gets called for jury duty once or twice a year.




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