FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami.com) – A trial is underway for a Plantation man accused of molesting two pre-teen sisters from Boca Raton at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach.
On Monday one of the sisters, who is now 9 years old, took the stand against 39-year old Corey Hipscher who she claims inappropriately touched her when she climbed back into a boat at the park in July 2009.
“When you got back in the boat, what did he do?,” prosecutors asked.
“He touched me in my legs,” the nine-year-old said.
The alleged victim even demonstrated what happened using a doll.
Defense attorneys used the same doll to say she could have misread what was actually going on.
“So his hand was on your thigh like this and when you got in the boat, he’s helping you,” Molle asked the victim.
Hipscher’s defense lawyers, Paul Molle and Michael Hursey, said the girls misinterpreted the incident.
“There was no spoken words, no threats, don’t tell your parents,” Hursey said Monday.
This is the second trial for Hipscher who was acquitted by a jury last August of similar charges, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
In that trial a 10-year old girl accused him of rubbing her between her legs when she got back into a boat, according to the paper. Hipscher had taken the girl and her cousin out for a ride on the boat in the park’s lake; at one point he pulled them on a flotation device.
The two Boca sisters, who were 7 and 8 years old at the time, testified at this trial that Hipscher had done the same thing to them two weeks earlier.
Jurors evidently agreed and acquitted him after less than two hours of deliberations.
In 2003, Hipscher was convicted of sexual battery on an adult female who was his girlfriend at the time.