By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Man on trial in rape, sexual battery case involving party
Roger Dale Brock 2017.jpg
Roger Dale Brock

A jury will hear opening statements and evidence Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at or after a party and raping another the same day.

The jury selected before 7 p.m. Monday is set to return at 9 a.m. in the case of Roger Dale Brock Jr. of Braselton, who was 17 in November 2017 when he was charged with aggravated sexual battery by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Scott Ware of the Sheriff’s Office said Brock is accused of “sexually assaulting a female acquaintance at or following a party” Nov. 4, 2017. Ware said the woman was 18 at the time.

The charge of rape, which allegedly took place the same day with a different victim, was added in an October indictment.

Defense attorney Dale Perry said the two alleged victims in this case are now in their 20s.

When questioning potential jurors Monday, Assistant District Attorney Anna Fowler covered topics such as alcohol, underage drinking, marijuana use and sexual consent.

During his turn, Perry asked the jurors about their thoughts on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, which involved allegations of sexual assault, as well as the #MeToo movement.

“I think when the jury sees the evidence or lack thereof, I’m hoping the jury is going to acquit him,” Perry told The Times.

Regional events