POSTED: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 11:56am
UPDATED: Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 11:18am
Harrison County, Texas (Longview News Journal) — The youngest of Eddie Nichols’ accusers testified a second time Friday in the indecency with a child trial of the former pastor and Harrison County sheriff’s deputy, saying she recanted from her outcry at one point because she wanted to believe he didn’t hadn’t touched her.
The prosecution’s witness broke down under cross examination from defense attorney Vernard Solomon, who asked if she was being truthful when she said Nichols never touched her.
“At that point, I wanted to believe it was true.” She was led from the witness stand for five minutes to collect herself.
“At that time, I wanted to think that that was the truth because Eddie was more of a father than my own,” she continued her response upon returning to the bench. “As I got older, I had a different perspective on everything,” she added.
Much of the defense’s case focussed on the credibility of Nichols’ two stepdaughters.
The youngest said when she saw pictures of the video Nichols took of her playing a video game topless alongside her mother, as well as some photos he took of her posing in some forms of undress, she felt uncomfortable.
For more on this story go to the Longview News Journal: http://www.news-journal.com/news/police/younger-stepdaughter-testifies-again-in-former-deputy-s-trial/article_b2312080-4756-58dd-bd92-ffff914e5f6e.html