Medical personnel found evidence of a healing injury — possibly stemming from a sexual assault — on a 6-year-old relative of defendant Lee Scott Clemons, jurors were told Thursday in 35th District Court.
Clemons’ attorney, Keith Woodley, established on cross-examination that the injury could have been caused by some other means such as a fall.
Clemons, 34, of Early, is standing trial for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child.
Clemons is accused of having sexual contact with two female child relatives. The girls were 6 and nearly 4 when one of the girls made an outcry in July 2006, testimony showed.
Assistant District Attorney Sam Moss elicited testimony that people who are sexually abused are at risk for becoming sexual abusers themselves. In a hearing outside the jury’s presence, District Judge Steve Ellis asked Moss to explain the relevancy of that testimony.
Moss said he anticipates that testimony will show that Clemons was, himself, a victim of sexual abuse.