Sex-abuse evidence presented

By GAYLE COULTER State Journal Staff Writer Published:

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Retired Frankfort Police Det. Tom Gillion's reports and memory of his investigation filled a large part of the first day of testimony in the sex-abuse trial of Kim Eastman in Franklin Circuit Court Tuesday.

A jury comprised of nine men and three women heard the prosecution ask Gillion to present the findings of his investigation.

Eastman's defense attorney Guthrie True cross-examined Gillion about his memory of what items were taken from the Eastman home 6 1/2 years ago and why those particular items were chosen.

Gillion said the girl had initially reported the abuse after a special program on child sexual abuse was presented at Elkhorn Middle School in 1997.

A sheet, the female child's nightshirt and a pair of white shorts belonging to Eastman were taken into evidence Feb. 7, 1997, and submitted to the Kentucky State Police for a laboratory analysis for semen, Gillion said.

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