Closing arguments were scheduled to begin this morning in 35th District Court in the trial of Lee Scott Clemons, who is accused of having sexual contact with two child relatives.
Prosecutors rested their case Friday, and defense attorney Keith Woodley opened and closed his case Monday with a half-day of testimony.
Clemons, 34, of Early, is standing trial for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child.
Woodley called several representatives of Ryan Construction, where Clemons worked before he was arrested in August 2007.
Missy Ryan, an aunt of the two girls Clemons is accused of molesting and an owner of Ryan Construction, suggested that the girls’ mother — who is Missy Ryan’s sister — could have implanted the girls with the false idea that Clemons had abused them.
That resulted in a sharp exchange between Ryan and prosecutor Sam Moss. She said under cross-examination that she had no proof that had happened but said she had a feeling it could have.
Moss made the point in cross-examination that the girls have been in counseling since one of them made an outcry in July 2006 and have been consistent in what they have told counselors.