Jury to deliberate child sex assault case against Longview man
POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:33am
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:44am
Longview, TX — A Longview jury most likely will have to decide today if two little girls told the truth when they said they were sexually assaulted, or if their stories were fabricated to exact vengeance for their parents.
The jury in the trial of Larry Brent Cahill, a 46-year-old Longview man accused of sexually assaulting two children, is expected to begin deliberations this morning, said 188th District Court Judge David Brabham.
The trial of Larry Brent Cahill — charged with indecency with a child by contact, aggravated sexual assault of a child and attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child — began Tuesday morning with the prosecution charging Cahill sexually assaulted two girls who were ages five and 11 at the time of the assault.
The defense argued the allegations were punishment for non-payment of drug money.
During opening statements, Prosecutor Pamela Ibeh told jurors they would hear testimony that Larry Brent Cahill, 46, was a good man who had a strong, close relationship with the two victims until the night of January 16 when he sneaked into their bedroom and sexually them.
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