Tuesday, January 30
Lawyer acts out assault in cross-examination



WAUKESHA, Wis. -- The teen-ager who says former Green Bay Packers star Mark Chmura sexually assaulted her insisted Tuesday she was not fabricating her accusations.

Under intense cross-examination, the girl repeated her claims that the football player pulled her into a bathroom at a drunken prom party last April and forced her to have sex.

"I didn't make it up. He raped me, sexually assaulted me, whatever you want to call it. That's the truth," the teen-ager told defense lawyer Gerald Boyle.

Boyle has contended that the girl, who had baby-sat for Chmura's children, disliked the former NFL star and was lying about being assaulted at Chmura's friend's house.

As he questioned the teen-ager, Boyle at one point led his daughter, Bridget, into a mock-up of the bathroom in the courtroom and acted out Chmura's accuser's description.

He motioned with his right hand, then put his hand on Bridget Boyle's left arm and gently tugged her inside the model. Then, as the teen described, he slowly turned Bridget Boyle around, keeping one hand on her arm and the other on her lower back as he started to lower her to the floor.

Chmura, 31, faces up to 40 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if convicted of third-degree sexual assault and child enticement, both felonies.

The girl, who was 17 at the time of the party, let out a huge sigh and quickly walked out of the courtroom when the prosecution rested its case after five hours of her testimony.

The teen-ager said Tuesday she disliked Chmura because he made suggestive comments to her. She said the first time she baby-sat Chmura's children, his wife paid her with a check.

"I was walking out of the house. Mr. Chmura asked who the check was made out to: 'Is it made out to jailbait?' " the teen-ager said.

She said another time he asked if her legs were any longer since the last time he saw her and once gave a $20 tip because she was cute.

"I think it was disgusting that a married man that old was trying to hit on me with his wife there," she said.

Chmura, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, joined the Packers in 1992. He appeared in two Super Bowls with Green Bay, but missed most of the 1999 season with a neck injury. The team cut him in June after he was charged.




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 ESPN's Scott Walker with Tuesday's developments in the Mark Chmura trial.
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