Cousin Claims Sexual Abuse by George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman, the accused killer of teenager Trayvon Martin is back in the news thanks to another criminal allegation, this one from a cousin.
She claims that Zimmerman began sexually abusing her at the age of 6 when he was almost 8 years old, beginning a 10 year ordeal that didn’t end until she was 16.
“He would reach under the blankets and try to do things and I would try to push him off,” said the woman, who is identified only as Witness 9 and whose account was released Monday in audio recordings that a judge ordered last week be made public.
The young woman,claims the molestation happened during family gatherings in Virginia as well as Florida.
“He was bigger and stronger and older. It was in front of everybody. And I don’t know how I didn’t say anything. But I just didn’t know any better,” she said.
Although the statute of limitations has passed in Florida, Virginia has no time limit for filing charges regarding sexual abuse and it is possible that Zimmerman will be charged in that state.
Reuters reports, It’s not yet clear how prosecutors intend to use the George Zimmerman sexual abuse allegations in their murder case against him, if at all.