Both attorneys pleaded their cases Thursday to the jury regarding Jamieson Leland Allen, a Gainesville man accused of pretending to be a doctor before making sexual advances on a young man.
Allen is charged with practicing medicine without a license, aggravated sodomy, sodomy and sexual battery.
The victim testified Wednesday about Allen allegedly picking him up March 26, 2015, to move furniture. Allen is accused of performing a fake physical examination and then making a sexual advance on the victim.
The presentation of evidence ended Thursday, and the attorneys closed out the day with arguments to the jury.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Wanda Vance asked the jury to consider the “power differentials” in place in the case. Those factors included being at the defendant’s home with an alleged victim that respects elders and believes the man is a doctor.
Rereading statements made to police, Vance focused on how the victim “asked him to stop.”
“He verbally indicated lack of consent,” she said.
Following Vance, defense attorney Hammond Law accused the prosecution of portraying Allen as a “pervert” to appeal to the jury’s moral sensibilities.
“That’s what she’s trying to tell you, to get you whipped up and not decide this case on the evidence,” he said.
Saying there was no discussion of moving furniture when in the house, the defense attorney said the victim could have left.
The jury will return around 9 a.m. today to hear Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin’s instructions before entering deliberation.