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Charles Dyer Trial Day 2: Alleged Child Victim Takes the Stand

    The alleged young victim of  sexual abuse took the stand Wednesday in Duncan, outside the presence of everyone but the judge, jury, defendant  and attorneys, in day two of testimony in the Charles Dyers trial. 
    The alleged young victim of  sexual abuse took the stand Wednesday in Duncan, outside the presence of everyone but the judge, jury, defendant  and attorneys, in day two of testimony in the Charles Dyers trial. 
    Dyer is facing one count of sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl. The state alleges the abuse took place sometime in late November or early December of 2010.
    Jurors heard testimony from Jessica Taylor the forensic interviewer  appointed by the Stephens County Sheriffs Office to conduct the interview with the victim. In her testimony, she stated the child talked to her about multiple abuses then said the victim went into great detail describing exactly what happened. Taylor told jurors her job is to be the voice of the child and remain neutral. 
    During cross examination Dyer's attorney attempted to discredit Taylor's training as an interviewer and her method of questioning.
    The doctor who examined the child in January 2010 said "Right away I felt like the exam was abnormal".  Dr. Preston Waters confirmed the child had suffered sexual abuse but his exam could not define who did it, when it was done, or what object caused the abuse.
    Dyer's mother and sister both took the stand Wednesday with at times heated and emotional testimony, saying they never witnessed any abuse.
    Jurors heard both the tape of the interview with the alleged victim and then testimony of the girl herself outside the presence of reporters and audience.
       The state rested its case Wednesday afternoon and the defense will bring more witnesses Thursday.
    This is the third attempt to try Dyer. Two previous attempts ended in mistrials and one retrial was postponed when authorities say Dyer fled to Houston.
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