Prosecution holds closing arguments in sex abuse trial
The prosecution in the trial of 36-year-old Beau James Slippy, a Cave Junction man accused of sexually abusing three girls under the age of 14 who were in his care, rested today after Deputy D.A. Ryan Mulkins rebutted the defense who questioned the legitimacy of the victim’s allegations.
Mulkins said the defense’s allegations that the girls singled him out because he was a stable man and that they would receive benefits for turning Slippy in was illogical. He added that Slippy is using his alcohol abuse to mitigate the severity of the accused crime. “This is what he(Slippy) has been coming up with for a year and a half to get away with sex abuse,” Mulkins said. He additionally pointed out that if the girls truly gained anything since Slippy was jailed the defense would have readily pointed it out.
Defense Attorney Peter Smith will hold his closing arguments Wednesday.