Testimony of New Deal sexual assault trial begins - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/15/09

Testimony of New Deal sexual assault trial begins

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Testimony began on Tuesday in the trial of a New Deal man accused of raping a young girl in 2006.

47-year-old Sammy Pineda is charged of five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14.

Pineda was arrested in December of 2007 and was jailed on a $100,000 bond. In February of 2008, 140th District Judge Jim Bob Darnell reduced Pineda's bond to $50,000.

In Pineda's booking information, Texas Tech is listed as his employeer.

According to the Lubbock County active jail roster, Pineda has been in jail since his arrest. The defense and the prosecution spent Monday afternoon picking a jury.

The trial began Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. NewsChannel 11 was in the court room and will bring you the details of this trial on the news at 5, 6, and 10.

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