WARSAW — A jury trial began Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Kosciusko Superior Court 1 for a North Webster man who faces three charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
David Edward Killian, 70, North Webster, was arrested in July 2018 after forcing a child between the ages of 14 and 16 to have sexual intercourse with him. The sexual misconduct led to a pregnancy and a child being born.
According to court documents, an officer with the North Webster Police Department spoke with the victim on Aug. 10, 2017, who said that Killian had touched her inappropriately.
The victim said that between March and August of 2017, Killian inappropriately touched her and forced her to have sexual intercourse on several occasions. She said she told Killian ‘no’ several times during the incidents.
In December 2017, the officer received information that the victim had a baby. DNA swabs were collected from both the victim and baby. The officer then met with Killian and received consent to obtain a DNA sample. Results from the DNA test determined a 99.9999 percent probability that Killian is the father of the baby.
Jury selection began this morning and lasted for about two hours. Six women and six men were selected as jurors. One alternative was also selected.
The trial will continue this afternoon and is scheduled to last two days.