Testimony is heard for case involving alleged rape by prominent attorney and wife.
The scandal ridden aggravated sexual assault trial of a well-known Clarksville, Texas attorney, his business owner wife, and a ranch hand entered day four on Wednesday, as reported by the Paris News. A 38-year-old Red River County woman accused Attorney Mark Lesher 62, Rhonda Lesher 49, and Robert McCarver 39, of raping her on July 26, 2007. She did not file the complaint until months after the alleged incident. The accuser claimed she woke up to being raped by the three.
Evidence was presented showing the accuser purchased thousands of dollars worth of items to furnish a home she had rented for herself and McCarver, with whom she reportedly had an affair, weeks after the alleged rape. Lesher defense attorney David Botsworth accused the woman of lying throughout the trial. As quoted in the Paris News report, Botsworth stated “You lied on official probation papers about your use of drugs, you lied about other charges against you. You lied about how many brothers and sisters you had. You lied about your father. You lied to the grand jury. You lie when its suits you don’t you?” The woman testified she had told the truth.
Due to publicity, the trial was moved to Collin County from Red River County.