10-year-old girls testify in trial of Arlington man

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FORT WORTH -- Two 10-year-old girls who have accused an Arlington man of molesting them when they were 8 testified Wednesday that the assaults occurred when they slept at his house.

Gregg MacIntosh, 40, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. The maximum sentence is life in prison.

The girls testified that they began visiting MacIntosh's home when they were 8 and became friends with a girl related to him.

MacIntosh typically slept downstairs on a couch, and the girls slept in bedrooms upstairs, according to testimony. One girl testified that sometimes when she became annoyed with her friends, she would go downstairs and fall asleep with MacIntosh. Other times, MacIntosh climbed the stairs and threw one of the girls over his shoulder, took her down to the family room and placed her on the couch next to him, the girls said.

"I would tell him to stop, but he wouldn't stop," one girl said.

One girl testified that MacIntosh used a vibrator to touch her shins, back and genitals.

The Star-Telegram is not identifying the girls because of their age and the nature of the charges.

A forensic interviewer with the Alliance for Children, Tarrant County's child advocacy center, interviewed both girls. She testified that inconsistencies in one of the girl's statements might be related to previous molestation by a member of her family.

Also Wednesday, a 22-year-old relative of MacIntosh testified that 15 years ago she was forced to lie in bed with MacIntosh on one side and her mother on the other while he repeatedly put his hands under her clothes and touched her buttocks.

The trial is scheduled to resume today in state District Judge Robb Catalano's court.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

Twitter: @mitchmitchel3

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