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Conaway Accuser Concludes Testimony in First-Degree Rape Case

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GEORGETOWN, Del.-  The testimony of the accuser in the Clay Conaway rape trial ended on Friday. 

The testimony wrapped up the first week of the first of what could be several trials for Conaway, a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women between 2013 and 2018.

During questioning by Conaway defense attorney Natalie Woloshin on Friday, a timeline of events was established for the night of June 20, 2018. Approximately 10-12 minutes elapsed between the time the accuser arrived at Conaway's Georgetown home and when both were under a comforter kissing each other in his bed, according to the accuser's testimony.
 
The accuser said she did consent to the kissing and even consented to allow Conaway to take off her top.  At this point of the alleged incident, the accuser said she told Conaway that she did not want to have sex but did continue the kissing and "messing around." 
 
During redirect by Deputy Attorney General Rebecca Anderson, the accuser testified that when Conaway took out her tampon, she told him "no" and referred to it as a "no go zone." Soon after, Conaway received a call from his parents. It was during this conversation that the accuser texted one of her female friends. The text did not go out due to lack of cell service. Conaway returned to bed after the phone conversation and resumed physical actions, according to the accuser. She claimed she made several requests for Conaway to stop but he kept saying that he was "just teasing and there was no harm in teasing."
 
The accuser was shaking during most of her testimony from what appeared to be the continuous movement of her leg. She answered the questions clearly and without signs of nervousness in her voice. The accuser did state both in testimony and in police interviews after the incident that she suffered an anxiety attack while at Conaway's home and that she has a history of anxiety attacks. 
 
Woloshin's redirect for the defense included a text exchange between the accuser and one of her friends stating the accuser knew Conaway wanted to have sex with her. The communication was from the morning of June 20, 2018, hours before the alleged incident.
 
The accuser was the only person to testify on Friday. The trial resumes on Monday, Sept. 23. Conaway is expected to take the stand sometime next week in his defense of first-degree rape charges.

 

 

 

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