LIBERTY, Texas (AP) — A jury has been chosen in the first trial stemming from the alleged repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old Southeast Texas girl by a group of 20 males.
Opening statements are set for Wednesday in Liberty in the trial of one of the adults charged in the case, Eric McGowen. That's after the selection Monday of the jury for his case.
McGowen is one of 14 adults charged in the case. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Two other adults have previously pleaded guilty, as well as six juveniles.
Authorities say the girl was assaulted on at least five occasions over a three-month period in 2010 in Cleveland, about 45 miles northeast of Houston.