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Man accused of sexual child abuse testifies in court

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – No verdict has been given yet in a child sex abuse trial. Sheriffs investigated the defendant, Mark Poole, being responsible for committing some of the most disturbing crimes they've ever seen.

Poole faces first degree sodomy and sex abuse of two victims under the age of 12.

The victims, who are now 15 and 20 years old, both testified in graphic detail how Poole sexually abused for several years starting at 5 years old.

The abuse happened at Poole's home in Smiths Station. The victims reported the abuse to an adult in 2013.

Poole denied the charges and called the victims liars in front of jury. He was the only person who testified in his defense.

As the victims listened to Poole's testimony, they cried and were comforted by their families.

A jury is expected to begin deliberations Wednesday morning.

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