March 01, 2006

Teen describes series of assaults

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

This report contains explicit language.


FORT WORTH -- For most of his life, a teenager testified Tuesday, Larry Nuell Neathery was a "cool" guy who gave him toys and candy and played football and cowboys and Indians when the teen visited his father, who was Neathery's neighbor and a member of his west Fort Worth church.
But one day in November 2003, when the teenager was 12, he went with Neathery to his church office. Neathery asked the boy to sit on a chair and then massaged the boy's genitals through his clothing. He then told the boy to pull down his pants, the teen testified.
"I was kind of shocked and scared," the teen testified. "I just froze."
The boy, now 15, testified Tuesday at Neathery's trial on sexual assault charges involving five boys over six years.

Posted by kshaw at March 1, 2006 06:53 AM