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Trial starts today for man accused of having sex with 14-month-old child - The Galveston County Daily News: News

July 29, 2016

Trial starts today for man accused of having sex with 14-month-old child

Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:00 pm

Jury selection begins today in the trial of a man accused in the 2012 sexual assault of a 14-month-old child.

Attorneys for Jason Michael Grant, 36, tried unsuccessfully in a pretrial hearing Friday to keep out of evidence a video recording made on Grant’s cellphone. Defense attorneys argued that the recording, which prosecutors have said captures 10 seconds of the attack, should be kept out of evidence because the phone had been stolen. Attorney William Leathers argued that Grant was entitled to a degree of privacy that was violated when law enforcement was shown the recording.

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