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Molestation trial continues

Testimony continued this afternoon in the trial of a man accused of molesting a 15-year-old family member at a north Fayette County home Nov. 1.

William Jacob Nutt, 23, is charged with aggravated child molestation, rape and aggravated sexual battery.

The female victim testified this morning in detail about the incident, court officials said. Also this morning the nurse who conducted the rape examination testified that she found three injuries that were consistent with the victim’s statement, officials said.

Nutt’s defense attorney, Kim Cornwell, in her opening statement Monday said that none of her client’s DNA was ultimately found in tests conducted subsequent to the victim’s rape exam. Cornwell said that was notable especially because of the specific accusations the victim made against Jacob Nutt.

The victim’s father testified Monday that Nutt told him after the incident that he “got drunk and horny” though he stopped short of saying that Nutt specifically admitted to the allegations that were lodged by the victim.

Nutt’s uncle, David Nutt, said he spoke with his nephew briefly on the phone following the incident and asked why Jacob Nutt was kicked out of the home by the victim’s father.

Jacob Nutt in that conversation “admitted he may have made an advance” toward the victim, David Nutt recalled.

The victim’s father testified that soon after he was notified about the incident he asked Jacob Nutt to leave the home immediately. He admitted that 911 wasn’t called until several hours later once he learned more details of the incident.

In his opening statement, Ballard noted that the victim ultimately was able to push Jacob Nutt off of her, enabling her to go to her parents room and report the incident.

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