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Bodenweiser Case In Hands Of Jury

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - The Eric Bodenweiser sex abuse trial is now in the hands in the jury, but we won't have a verdict until next week at the earliest.  After about 2 hours of deliberation, the judge sent the jury home for the weekend.

Both sides finished closing arguments Friday, starting with the prosecution.  State prosecutors started with a picture of the now 37 year old accuser as a child, telling the jury the trial is "about the 10, 11, and 12 year old [alleged victim]" not the adult who took the stand.

Regarding inconsistencies in his testimony, the state said to the court "these are memories that are formed by a 10,11,12 year old child...not surprisingly, some of those memories ran together."

Eric Mooney, a member of Bodenweiser's defense team, said to the jury that the accuser's story included details making it impossible to be true, including the location of Bodenweiser's tanning bed.  The alleged victim says one instance of alleged sexual contact took place at the tanning bed, in Bodenweiser's bedroom, but a number of witnesses, who lived with Bodenweiser during the time of the so-called abuse, say they never saw a tanning bed, and Bodenweiser testified he didn't have it during the time of the alleged incidences, nor could it have fit in his bedroom.

"People go through traumatic experiences. It doesn't matter how old this experiences are  those experiences are seared into your brain" said defense attorney Eric Mooney "you have allegations that are horrible horrific allegations that are told in incredible detail the problem is that every time that stores told the details are completely different."

Eric Bodenweiser faces 10 counts of 1st degree unlawful sexual intercourse and *5 counts* of 2nd degree unlawful sexual contact.

If convicted, he could go to prison for a maximum of life in prison.

The jury continues deliberation Monday at 9 AM.

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