Pickerington Teen Rape Case in Jurors' Hands
Updated: Tuesday, February 19 2013, 08:30 PM EST
LANCASTER -- Fairfield County jurors now hold the fate of a former high school football star in their hands.
Roger Lewis, formerly of Pickerington Central High School, faces two counts of raping a female classmate.
ABC 6/FOX 28 is not identifying the alleged victim, who testified for 6 hours last week.
Lewis did not testify, but two taped interviews conducted with Pickerington Police were played in the courtroom.
The alleged victim watched from the audience today as prosecutors and the defense lawyer made their closing arguments.
The prosecutors insisted that "no means no ", and that the young woman did not consent to sex with Lewis. They also told the jury the law says a person can be raped by a friend "even if [they have] had sexual intercourse a thousand times."
The defense lawyer argued that the young woman was not truthful, because in a phone call to a friend, she talked about a physical relationship with Lewis.
He said the jurors will have to decide whether the alleged victim wanted to have sex with Lewis.
Jurors deliberated for two hours before retiring for the night. They'll be back in court Wednesday morning.
Reporter: Carol Luper
Web Producer: Ken Hines