“changes in the hymenal ring” that suggested possible penetration by
an external object. She encountered little resistance when inserting her
fingers or a speculum into K.J.K.’s vagina, and opined that
“something had been there before.” According to Dr. Nichols-
Johnson, it was “highly likely that [K.J.K.] had been abused.”
Susan testified that she and her children moved in with defendant
on December 16, 1999, and she married defendant on February 29,
2000. Thereafter, Susan noticed defendant “started to favor” K.J.K.
and became less friendly toward M.J.B. Defendant also began
disciplining the children. He spanked them with a leather strap and
would “scream at them.”
Susan testified further that defendant often hugged and kissed
K.J.K., and would grab her buttocks and breasts. When K.J.K. was 11
years old, defendant tattooed her bare buttock while she was partially
clothed and lying on the dining room table. When K.J.K. was 12,
Susan observed defendant rubbing lotion on K.J.K.’s breasts. On one
occasion, Susan saw defendant coming out of a shower he had been
sharing with K.J.K. When Susan confronted him, he said he had been
helping K.J.K. wash her hair.
In March 2003 Susan moved out of defendant’s residence. As she
and the children drove away, she assured K.J.K. and M.J.B. they
would not have to live with defendant again. K.J.K. and M.J.B. then
told her defendant had sexually abused them. Susan reported the
allegations to the sheriff. In June 2003, Susan provided the sheriff
with the comforter that K.J.K. had on her bed when they lived with
defendant. Susan testified she and defendant never engaged in any
sexual activity on the comforter.
Anna Marie testified she interviewed K.J.K. in March 2003 at the
sheriff’s department. Anna Marie wrote down the questions she asked
K.J.K., followed by K.J.K.’s answers. The statement was admitted
into evidence without objection.
Anna Marie testified regarding K.J.K.’s statement. In March 2000
K.J.K. was home alone with defendant when he came into her room.
He asked her if she wanted to have sex and she said no. K.J.K. tried
to leave, but defendant blocked the doorway, pushed her down on the
floor, and forced his penis into her mouth. Later that day defendant
returned to K.J.K.’s room and again forced his penis into her mouth.
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