The trial of former Big Spring Police Detective Joel Rojo continued today in 118th District Court with Judge Timothy Yeats residing. It was an emotional testimony as a 17-year-old witness referred to as "Victim #3" took the stand and tearfully described the events that allegedly occurred in April of 2015 when she was 14 years of age.
The witness claimed that the defendant, seeking evidence in a case, asked her to remove her clothing so that he could take pictures of her, while touching her inappropriately. She testified that the events took place in a squad car in a secluded location. Because of the alleged actions of the now terminated officer, the witness stated that she is afraid to leave her home because she feels that everyone is out to get her, and she trusts no one.
Defendant Rojo has yet to take the stand. Court will reconvene at 9am tomorrow and is expected to wrap up in the afternoon, but could extend into Friday.