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First Day of Testimony in Teenage Rape Trial

WILMINGTON -- Accused rapist Lewis Young, 19, showed little emotion in the courtroom as prosecutors laid out their case against him.

Prosecutor Connie Jordan said Young raped a teenage girl in 2005.  Jordan said that Young and two other teenage boys pulled the girl into a house under construction on Liberty Bell Court off Gordon Road.

According to Jordan, Young and Euddy Sanchez, who was 15 at the time, raped the girl.

The grandmother of the alleged victim, described what happened when her granddaughter came home that afternoon.

"I examined her and I found blood in her panties," said the grandmother.  "She appeared clammy, scared, confused."

The grandmother said that the girl was quiet and did not say anything after she returned home.

Young's lawyer said the sex was consensual.  While the jury was out of the courtroom, the alleged victim told the judge that she had never had sex with Young.  But Young said that they had sex three times in the past.

Crime scene investigator Tim Karp described the evidence he found in the house, some of which upset the accuser, who laid her head down on her grandmother's shoulder.

The prosecution is expected to wrap up with their witness testimony on Wednesday.

Defense attorney Russell Davis said that he has witnesses that will testify the alleged victim and Young were sexually involved in the past.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer

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