11/15/16 – 4:58 A.M.
The rape trial of an Arlington teenager started Monday. The Courier reports the prosecution and defense gave their opening statements during the first day of the trial of 19-year-old Kyle McDowell.
The prosecution said the alleged rape happened while McDowell was dog sitting for a neighbor. Investigators say McDowell forced the girl into a bedroom in the home and sexually assaulted her. The defense said the girl made up the story to avoid getting into trouble with her mother, whom the defense claimed was abusive.
Part of the prosecution’s opening statements focused on text messages sent from McDowell to the girl following the alleged incident. Some of the texts read, “I feel so guilty. I was going crazy” and “I’m so, so, so sorry. Please can we keep this between us?” The defense said witnesses and other evidence will show the texts have many interpretations.
The trial continues today.
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