11/17/16 – 5:16 A.M.
Testimony in a Hancock County teenager’s rape trial continued Wednesday. The Courier reports the prosecution continued to call witnesses in their case against 19-year-old Kyle McDowell. The witnesses included the alleged victim, who testified for three hours.
The girl said she repeatedly told McDowell to stop and tried to get away. She said when the alleged assault was over she had a bloody nose and that McDowell had bruised her wrist and arm from pulling her into a bedroom.
Blanchard Valley Hospital Nurse Elizabeth Hampton testified the girl has a bruised cervix. She said the injury was consistent with a rape injury. On cross examination, she said consensual sex could have caused the injuries.
Wednesday’s testimony continued to focus on messages sent from McDowell to his alleged victim. Sheriff’s deputies testified McDowell sent several text and Snapchat messages to the girl in the days following the alleged incident. Many of the messages were apologetic in tone.
The trial continues today.
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