Man accused of rape takes the stand in Bolivia

Adam Hudson (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office)
Adam Hudson (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office)

Reported by Laura Sinacori - bio|email

BRUNSWICK CO., NC (WECT) - Tearful testimony Tuesday as the defense called witnesses to the stand in a rape trial in Bolivia.

The jury heard from Adam Hudson who is accused of the rape, his grandmother, and the father of the alleged victim.

Officials charged 19-year-old Hudson from West Virginia with raping a 12-year-old relative last year while their two families were vacationing near Holden Beach.

The grandmother told the court she doesn't believe the alleged rape ever happened.  She said Hudson and the victim would never have had time to do anything because someone was always awake in the place they were staying.

On the stand she said,"I don't understand why, if this happened, she didn't scream."

The alleged victim's father said he has heard certain things in the courtroom that contradict what he'd been told previously about the incident.

He added, "To me there is no side. I lose either way. I love my daughter, and I want to believe her. I want to believe Adam too."

The defense attorney called Hudson to the stand to talk about the logistics of the trip and a family meeting that took place after the girl says the rape happened.

The defense attorney says he expects to finish questioning his witnesses Wednesday.

Stay with WECT News and for continuing coverage. We will let you know any updates in the case, as well as the verdict when it comes in.

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