LAWTON, Okla. – Testimony ended late Wednesday afternoon in the trial of a former Fort Sill marine accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.
Jordan Kinshella was initially charged with first-degree rape back in July 2009. He was one of several Fort Sill Marines who were accused of having sex with the girl as part of a sex ring. The other two Marines, Curtis Dorton and Logan Combs, have already been convicted and are now serving time in prison. Today, the prosecution called on Combs to testify against Kinshella.
Several witnesses took the stand today, including the alleged victim, as well as Amy Rivera, who is the woman who arranged the sex parties involving the Marines and the young girl. The jury also heard from the detective who worked the case, but the star witness was probably Combs.
Combs testified that Kinshella bragged about having sex with the girl. The defense only called one witness today, Kinshella's father, in an effort to dispute the prosecution's accusation that Kinshella was even in Lawton at the time of the alleged rape.
Kinshella sat stoned faced in court today as a number witnesses gave testimony alleging that he had sex with a 12-year-old girl in 2009. The prosecution began with the now 14-year-old victim and her mother. Then Rivera entered the courtroom. She testified about the numerous occasions in which she drove the girl to a Lawton hotel to party with the Marines.
Combs, who is serving a 25-year sentence, testified that Kinshella bragged about having sex with the girl. When Kinshella's defense attorneys questioned why anyone would brag about sex to a stranger, combs replied "It's just what Marines do".
The defense called Kinshella's father to the stand and tried to prove that Kinshella was in Washington state at the time of the alleged rape. But, the prosecution quickly pointed out that Kinshella was in fact in Lawton at the time.
One more note about combs' testimony, Kinshella's attorney asked Combs if he was only testifying in an effort to get a lighter sentence. He did say that he was only offered to get the same sentence that Dorton received. That is 15 years in exchange for a truthful testimony.