Border Patrol Agent Testifies in Solicitation to a Minor Case
POSTED: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 10:10am
UPDATED: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 6:34pm
"Yes, I’m telling this jury that this little girl she's lying."
Francisco Villanueva denies ever soliciting the teenager at any point. Prosecutor, Pete Gilman, asked the 36-year-old why he never blocked the numbers from his cell phone to avoid problems.
"I was with the people from Sprint, at all times letting them know I was getting harassed and I needed to block those numbers."
After the cell phone provider did not help with the matter, Villanueva told the court he called the girl's family to let them know what their daughter was doing continuously, but he never went to the authorities after speaking to the girl's mother.
"Every time I would talk to the mother, she would start crying and she even apologized to my wife. She would apologize to me. She would start telling me all the problems she would have with her girl and I never had the heart to give her some more problems than what she already had."
He denies insinuating any type of meeting, much less any sexual favors.
"Did you call *** and solicit from her to wear a short skirt and a thong and that you wanted to take off the thong with your teeth or your mouth? That is not right sir. I never, I did not do any solicitation whatsoever."
The alleged victim said in a video interview that the defendant told her to go to Matamoros with him to have sex. Again, Villanueva denied ever making such offer and again, called the teenager a liar.
Villanueva was arrested last year when the girl's mother made the outcry to police after finding her daughter's diary that contained revealing information about the alleged sexual relationship.