Sep 24, 2015 4:16 PM
CONCORD - Testimony wrapped up on Thursday in the trial against a Franklin man who allegedly sold a 14-year-old girl for sex.
The past few days of testimony, prosecutors brought up text messages and wire recordings as evidence that William Shine solicited the teen.
On Thursday, jurors listened to testimony from Anthony O'Hickey, who acted as a police informant, and his interaction with William Shine the night the 14-year-old was allegedly sold.
The jury listened to statements alleging Julie Shine coaxed the girl to go through with the deal.
“Remember when we talked about the intimate part,” said Mrs. Shine to the girl.
The girl replies yes.
“Okay and I said that it was fine,” said Shine.
The girl agreed again.
The testimony continued with a line from William Shine saying, “But with one person and one person only," allegedly referring to O’Hickey.
Shine then makes a comment that this is what the teen would be doing for a living. The plan came together to make a better life for the teen and the Shine family's finances.
The wire recording picks up O’Hickey counting the money, $1,000 marked bills from police, who have been listening to the entire interaction.
“I’m running out to pay bills right now,” said Shine when O’Hickey handed him the money.
“Before you two can even get back this will be all gone,” said Shine to O’Hickey and the young girl.
That night police returned to the home, arresting Julie Shine and William Shine.
“I had enough probable cause to make an arrest that night,” said Detective Sargent Fred Lulka, the lead investigator on the case.
The Defense pointed out there was only one explicit exchange where O’Hickey offered money in exchange for the 14-year-old. Their argument was sex was never a guarantee by Shine.
Friday closing arguments will be heard before the jury is left to make the final decision.
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