Through obvious embarrassment and tears, a 17-year-old girl told 12 strangers on Tuesday that her step grandfather had molested her.
They didn’t have to believe her.
However, the jury chose to and convicted James Troxell of two counts of rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery.
As the trial got underway, the young girl testified the assaults had happened nearly 10 years ago, when she was living with her mother, grandmother and Troxell, who was married to her grandmother. Another family has since adopted her.