Jul 16, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
ABC NewsA new batch of evidence in the George Zimmerman murder case includes the startling accusation by a woman that Zimmerman molested her for years from when they were young children until they were teenagers.
The woman is identified only as Witness 9, but makes references in her interviews with police about family get togethers.
Zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is not charged in connection to the molestation accusations. He is currently out of jail on a $1 millon bond.
"This is the first time in my life I'm not afraid of him," she told investigators when asked why she decided to come forward now. "I know he is not going to be out in public. I'm not afraid of him now."
The witness is heard weeping throughout parts of the interview as she recounted the allegations that she said began at age 6. Zimmerman, who was two years older, allegedly began touching and feeling her against her will. She told investigators the incidents often happened during family get-togethers.
"Every time that we would go up there, I would look at him and he would give me a certain look and I would know it would happen," she told investigators.
Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara has repeatedly attempted to block the testimony of witness 9 from being released publicly saying that the testimony would never be used in the trial and would do harm to his client in the court of public opinion.
He filed a new motion today to block its release, noting that the woman was not a witness to the death of Martin, but went to police after Zimmerman, 28, was named in the February shooting.
Judge Kenneth Lester, however, didn't rule on the motion and the prosecution released it today along with other evidence gathered in the case, including dozens of jailhouse phone calls made by Zimmerman.