In a shocking revelation, a woman has come forward to George Zimmerman’s prosecutors with tales of childhood molestation at Zimmerman’s hands.
The woman, who is only identified in court documents as Witness 9, says she was just six years old when Zimmerman first touched her inappropriately; he was eight. The molestation went on for ten years, and the woman says she is only coming forward with her story now because she finally feels safe. What this will mean for the prosecution remains to be seen, as the woman didn’t witness Zimmerman commit the fatal shooting that cost 17-year old Trayvon Martin his life and has no ties to the case other than her connection to Zimmerman, whom she calls a “family friend”. It could, however, damage his credibility and character in the eyes of everyone involved, which is something his attorneys are anticipating. They tried to keep Witness 9’s statement out of the mainstream news, but as soon as the story broke it swept across the internet.
The alleged victim said the molestation culminated in a situation where Zimmerman tried to force himself on her, but she managed to get away.
“I wanted to believe that everyone was good and that people change. I wanted it to just stop,” she said. “I didn’t want to ever have to tell anyone. I didn’t want to be sad and Georgie always made himself look so good. He always sucked up to my dad. He was charming…When I got there no one was there, but I was already scared. I wanted to run, but I didn’t know what to do. He told me to lay on the bed but I did. I felt that he had an erection. I saw scared. I didn’t know what was going to happen but I got up and ran,” she told police.
One key piece of Witness 9’s testimony is in regards to the Zimmerman family’s attitude towards African-Americans, which she says was less than savory.
“Growing up they’ve always made, him and his family have always made statements that they don’t like black people if they don’t act like white people. They like black people if they act white. Other than that, they talk a lot of bad things about black people,” she said.