According to a report on WAVY.com, the trial of Kahlil Muslimani on charges of sexually abusing and raping his step daughter Stacy Johnson got underway in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court Tuesday morning. After the jury was seated Accomack County Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan laid out the basis of the case against Muslimani.
Morgan called a social worker and two police investigators to the stand. Each testified that Muslimani himself admitted to them that he fathered a child with Johnson.
Investigators said they found the victim’s son, now 30, living in Miami. Forensics detectives collected DNA swabs from Muslimani, Johnson and the son.
According to an expert witness there’s a 99 percent chance the two are the parents of the son. Which means the son would have been conceived when the victim was 13 years old.
Muslimani’s defense attorney, Trevor Robinson, argued the evidence is based on recollections, in some cases memories from 30 years ago. Robinson also argued that no one can determine if the conception —if true — happened in the state of Virginia.
Around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the judge stopped the trial for the day and dismissed the jury. Wednesday jurors will hear testimony from Johnson and her mother Ruth Ann Johnson, Muslimani’s ex-wife.