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need help - access violation - fstream

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Im not sure what I'm doing wrong with this bit of code, just reading from one file, writing to another

Debuggin in VC 6.0 get these errors during run time:

First-chance exception in FunctionCalls.exe: 0xC0000005: Access Violation.
The thread 0x884 has exited with code -1073741819 (0xC0000005).
The program 'C:\Documents and Settings\Shana\Desktop\FunctionCalls\Debug\FunctionCalls.exe' has exited with code -1073741819 (0xC0000005).

#include <iostream>
#include <fstream>
#include <string>
using namespace std;

void txtStats(ifstream & in, ofstream & out);
void initalizeArray(int a[], int n);

int main()
      ifstream myFile ("example.txt");
      ofstream myData ("data.txt");

      if (myFile.is_open() && myData.is_open())
            txtStats(myFile, myData);


      return 0;

void txtStats(ifstream & in, ofstream & out)
      int characterFequency[26];
      initalizeArray(characterFequency, 26);

      string word=""; //will hold one line of the file at a time
      int index=0; //will represent the index of the character in the array

      //scan the file word by word and count the number of accourances in the array

      while (! in.eof() )

        in >> word;
        //check each character in the word
        for(int i=0; i< word.length() ; i++)
            if(word[i] >='A' || word[i] <='Z')
                  index = word[i] - 'A';
                  index = word[i] - 'a';

            characterFequency[index]++; //add one to the frequency of this character


      //output the results which are contained in the array to the output file called out

      for(int j=0; j< 26; j++)
            char c = j+'a';
            out << c << "\t"<< characterFequency[j] <<"\n";

void initalizeArray(int a[], int n)
      for(int i=0; i<n; i++)
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