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Watson defense argues that sexual acts were consensual

David Watson (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) David Watson (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

The sexual assault trial of David Watson continued on Wednesday.

The defense cross-examined the alleged victim on Wednesday morning, going over phone and Skype records between her and Watson.

The accuser says she knows Watson from a class they had together at Texas Tech University.

The defense is arguing that the sexual acts in May 2012 were consensual.

In a Skype conversation in December 2011, five months before the alleged incident, Skype documents show the accuser told Watson, "I am a freaky chick...I don't like boring guys...I like crazy guys."

Over Skype, she talks about him grabbing her wrist and cupping her chin.

On the stand Wednesday afternoon, Watson's accuser said he told her his parents were police chiefs and had power, and if she told anyone what happened no one would believe her.

After lunch, the defense played a video for the jurors. It was not shown in the courtroom.

The defense attorney said the video is from January 2012, four months before the alleged incident. The defense said the video is of the accuser and Watson engaged in sexual conduct.

Watson's accuser was on the stand and kept her head down while the video was shown.

The defense asked for a mistrial on Wednesday, challenging a knife seen in a photograph of Watson's room that was presented to the jury.

The accuser couldn't remember specific details about the knife, which led the defense to ask for a mistrial.

Judge Underwood ruled no.

Watson could face five to 99 years or life in prison if he is convicted, but he is eligible for probation if the jury finds him guilty.

Court has recessed for the day. The trial will continue Thursday at 9 a.m.

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