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Alleged victim in Angelina Co. sexual abuse trial says it happened more than twice

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Benito Acevedo (Source: Angelina County Jail) Benito Acevedo (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - During the second day of testimony in the ongoing continuous sexual abuse of a child trial involving a Corrigan man, the alleged victim took the stand and said in addition to the incidents in 2003 and 2009, there were other times that Benito “Benny” Acevedo sexually abused her.

Acevedo, 35, appeared in Judge Bob Inselmann's 217th Judicial District Court for his jury trial. He was originally charged with two counts of first-degree felony continuous sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 when he was arrested in June of 2012.

Later in Tuesday's testimony, assistant prosecutor Sandra Martin called the alleged victim, who is now a teenager, to the stand. For nearly 45 minutes, the girl, testified about not only the 2003 and 2009 incidents for which Acevedo is facing charges of felony sexual assault, but also revealed new allegations of him "messing" with her on numerous occasions.

At times the victim cried while recalling what she claims happened to here on several different occasions

Earlier Tuesday, the girl's mother continued the testimony she started on Monday. Charanza grilled her about circumstances surrounding the May 2014 outcry by the victim, which lead the child to tell her grandmother about the alleged two incidents. After the girl made the outcry, her grandmother contacted authorities and Child Protective Services.

After another re-examination by prosecution and another cross-examination, the mother was allowed to step down from the stand.

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