A Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigator testified Monday regarding an alleged sexual assault involving a disabled woman.
Christopher John Young, 33, was charged July 15 with aggravated sodomy and exploitation of a disabled adult, according to authorities. He appeared Monday in Magistrate Court, where investigator Jerry Phillips testified.
Phillips said the victim is in her 30s and lived near Young. The investigator said the victim demonstrated a diminished mental capacity, which a psychologist later described as the mind of a 9- to 11-year-old person.
Phillips said the woman was transported July 11 to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she was given a sexual assault nurse examiner assessment.
Young was asked to come to the sheriff’s office to give a statement. Phillips said the man described the encounter as consensual.
According to authorities, Young allegedly “forcefully sodomized” the disabled woman.
Phillips said the woman told a family member, which led to the 911 call.
Young’s attorney focused his arguments on the lack of documentation or other information about the alleged victim’s diagnosis.
The judge decided to send the case on to Superior Court.