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Graphic New Details In Sex Abuse Case

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SUSSEX Co, Del. - Shocking new details in the Eric Bodenweiser sex abuse trial, as the defense tries to get an explanation for apparent discrepancies in the accuser's testimony.

"He's had some education over the nighttime. Worked well for him for about the first half. We are now into, ‘I don't know, I don't remember, I cannot offer you an explanation,'" Bodenweiser's attorney Joe Hurley said.

Hurley says the accuser changed his story from what he first told detectives in October of 2012, to what he told prosecutors just two weeks ago. Hurley revealed new information that on May 25, the accuser told prosecutors that he engaged in intercourse with the defendant,  in which Bodenweiser was on the receiving end.

"When somebody says, ‘Oh by the way, I kind of forgot -- you know what I said he did to me, I've done it too and I forgot about it,'" Hurley said.

The emotional and at times visibly frustrated accuser maintains there were only two incidents of anal sex, in which Bodenweiser allegedly forced himself on him. As for why the stories don't seem to match up? The accuser told the jury that he has had a two and a half year period to address memories that were suppressed for more than two decades.

"Fantasies are tough to keep straight," Hurley said.

Hurley says prosecutors brought that new piece of information to him on Monday, and he's been scrambling ever since to try and integrate the material into his defense plan.

Prosecutors are not allowed to speak to the media because they are on a gag order.

As for Bodenweiser himself, he remained calm and collected in the courtroom as he continued to take notes. But perhaps the first real sign of emotion came when he approached 47 ABC's Jemie Lee during a short recess. He walked up to her, put his finger in her face and said, "I forgive you for what you said to me." He then came back a second time and said, "Don't do it again." He was alluding to some tough questions she asked him Tuesday.

Hurley says he will finish up his cross-examination of the accuser Thursday morning when court proceedings resume at 9 a.m.

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