Day two of testimony in the Roderick Johnson trial had an interesting turn of events. The victim in the case took the stand.
Tuesday, she told the jurors that she felt like she had no choice, but to have sex with Johnson, the Orlando police officer who arrested her last October. During her testimony, she said she told them she was scared.
The prosecutor asked her, "What did you do?" She answered, "I did what I felt he wanted me to do. I was scared. He's bigger than me he is an officer and he had his gun on. He was an officer, so I wanted to do what he wanted me too."
She told the jurors after the arrest for driving a stolen car, she thought she was headed to the jail. Instead she said, the former police officer stopped at the police substation. That's when she said she felt she had to comply with what he wanted.
Prosecutor, Ryan Williams told the jurors in opening statements, "We know 'no' is not an option," however, the defense attorney apparently disagrees.
The defense attorney firmly questioned her by asking her if she ever said no? That's when the victim admitted that the officer did not threaten her. Robert Nesmith, the defense attorney said, "You don't have any evidence to that do you?"
The victim answered, "No, but I never said I never had sex with him. Nesmith then went on to tell jurors that the victim was just a woman who lied and was just out for money.
Nesmith said, "The evidence will show they both went into the substation and that nothing improper took place."
He also told the jurors, "She made a decision in her head that she was going to tell this story because in her own words, "I'm looking out for myself."
The prosecutors have several more witnesses. The defense will begin their case tomorrow.