The predominant evidence presented Wednesday, March 28, in a child sexual assault case centered around recorded interviews with multiple children.
The interviews were played during the trial of Tommy Shane Brooks of Buford in Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller’s courtroom.
Brooks is charged with rape, aggravated child molestation, six counts of first-degree child cruelty and four counts of child molestation.
The child molestation counts name four separate victims under age 16.
In Tuesday’s testimony, a 9-year-old girl told the jury she was “scared to tell” anyone about the alleged sexual assault she experienced.
She later underwent a forensic interview and a sexual assault exam.
When addressing the jury during Tuesday’s opening statements, defense attorney Lynn Akeley-Alderman suggested there was a “rush to judgment” about her client.
Wednesday’s session went past 6 p.m., with the jury watching recorded interviews with children connected to the case.
Akeley-Alderman will cross-examine the last of the state’s witnesses when the court resumes around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29.