The man in the prisoner's box cries for 20 minutes straight, but few in the courtroom seem to feel bad for him. The year-old Hamilton man, in jail for two years now, is pleading guilty to sexual interference with a seven-year-old girl, his good friend's stepdaughter.
Police found a video of the man sexually abusing the girl and say he said he was "really bombed and just wanted to try it. He pleaded not guilty to making child pornography, and that charge will go to trial next week.
The man is the last of five people charged in relation to the sexual abuse of the girl. The others include her mom's then-boyfriend, who officials say offered her up to pedophiles on Craigslist. The ex-boyfriend is now serving 13 years.
The court heard Monday that the ex-boyfriend was living with the little girl's mom and her three children in Hamilton's central lower city. The year-old friend was over at their house when he watched the ex-boyfriend's homemade child pornography of his step children, including video secretly recorded of the year-old stepdaughter naked in the bathroom.
The ex-boyfriend then roused the seven-year-old from bed and abused her while the friend watched, said the agreed statement of facts. The friend "disclosed that he 'got really bombed and just wanted to try it' and sexually abused the girl himself," the court heard.
Police arrested the ex-boyfriend in early Investigators searched a laptop and found an April 16, video depicting the lower body of a man assaulting the girl.
Police identified the friend by his clothes and a tattoo on his hand. As the friend cried in the prisoner's box Monday, the little girl's aunt sat in the front row of the gallery, as she has through court appearances of all the accused.
She didn't flinch as she watched the man take off his glasses and cry into his hands. The court watched video of a police interview between the little girl and an investigator, where she used a crayon to mark the spots on a drawing to describe her abuse.
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