The trial of Victor Moreno Colunga, 42 — accused of aggravated sexual assault and sexual of a child under 17 — began Tuesday with powerful testimony from his victim who was his 15-year-old stepdaughter at the time of the offense.
The victim testified that Colunga and her mother were married and in August 2005, just weeks after she turned 15, Colunga sexually assaulted her.
The victim’s name will not be used due to the fact that she was a minor when the offense occurred and still resides in the community.
The victim continued stating that six months after the assault occurred she went to the doctor in Dublin for an exam and found out she was pregnant.
“I cried like she told me I had cancer,” the victim stated. “I wanted to have an abortion, but it was too late. I was already in my sixth month of pregnancy.”
She continued, testifying that Colunga would make threats to her before assaulting her.
“He said I wouldn’t see my family or that he was going to hurt them,” the victim stated. “He said that if I didn’t let him, he would find my sisters.”
The victim gave birth to a daughter in May 2006. Her mother also gave birth to a baby boy in May 2006, the victim’s half brother, in which the birth certificate read that Colunga was the father.
The victim went to the police after she left her home at the age of 18 in July 2008.
Testimony will resume Wednesday.