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Rape Trial of Pickerington Teen Continues

Updated: Saturday, February 16 2013, 10:20 AM EST
LANCASTER -- The rape trial of a former Pickerington High School football star continued Friday, as jurors heard taped police interviews with the young defendant.

In the interviews, Roger Lewis Jr. is heard denying the alleged victim's claim that he raped her three times at friends' homes over a three year period, and once inside a car in a secluded area near Lewis's home.

Lewis told police he had engaged in consensual sex with the accuser "probably more than 10 times", and admitted that some of the encounters took place inside her car in the secluded area she reported to police.

Lewis also admitted to recording their last sexual encounter with his cell phone, but says he deleted the video after the accuser expressed concern.

Lewis told police he understood the meaning of rape, and never forced himself upon the accuser. He said if the young woman ever said "no" during their encounters, it was meant as a signal to change the sexual position.

Lewis told investigators the accuser told him at times she felt as if he was using her for sex, but he had no idea why she would accuse him of rape.

The trial is scheduled to continue on Monday.

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Reporter: Carol Luper
Web Producer: Ken HinesRape Trial of Pickerington Teen Continues


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