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Alleged victim testifies in molestation case

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

James Smith, 34, is currently on trial for molesting a young girl in March of 2011. 

The alleged victim testified in court today, Dec. 3, saying that Smith molested her several times as she pretended to sleep. She was 13-years-old at the time.

Yesterday, the girl's mother admitted that Smith is her ex-boyfriend, and when they were together, he would occasionally come to the house to shower and sleep. The mother also admitted that when she was informed about the molestation the next morning, she attacked Smith with a knife before contacting authorities.

Smith's attorney contended that the girl is lying, and there is no physical evidence to support the claim. Prosecutors have said that expert testimony will support the victim's statement.

Smith was arrested and charged for the crime shortly after being featured on a News Leader 9 Most Wanted segment.

Source: Brittany Dionne

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