Sex Assault Trial

by Christa Lollis

Today was the second day of a sexual assault trial in Lufkin. Jurors heard hours of testimony from a handful of witnesses.  23 year old Jabar Young is being charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child. According to testimony today Young is being accused of assaulting three girls. The girls said it happened in April of 2006 but they didn't tell anyone until July of that year.

Today the defense called his aunt to the stand as their first witness. After attesting to his character and good moral values, the defense asked how did it feel to hear these girls tell you what they alledge happened to them? She responded by saying "It almost knocks you out. It's something that your just not ready for." Later when the prosecution asked her how she felt in her heart of hearts whether or not Young did it she answered, I do. The prosecution has rested their case and the defense is now finishing with their witnesses.