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Feb 13, 2013 1:38 PM by MTN News - Missoula

Alleged witness to testify as Johnson rape trial resumes

MISSOULA - The rape trial of suspended University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson will resume Wednesday morning with the alleged victim returning to the stand.

The jury was seated Monday, attorneys made opening statements, and then the alleged victim took the witness stand late in the afternoon.

She was the first person to testify in the trial and talked about her family, high school, college and her roommates.

Prosecutors then asked about what her expectations were the night the two watched a movie at her apartment.

"I just wanted to get to know him and hang out with him," she said. "Just get to know him again. See how school's going, how life's going."

When the alleged victim was asked if she planned on having sex that night, or if she had had sex with Johnson previously, she said "no" to both questions.

Prosecutors say the alleged victim was betrayed by Johnson, while defense attorneys say the case isn't about rape, but about the woman regretting her decisions.

The alleged victim will be back on the stand at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Judge Karen Townsend's courtroom.

Follow our continuing coverage of this case at #johnsontrial on Twitter

- Web story written by Mark Thorsell with information from Irina Cates.


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