DENVER - The trial for a man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young girl started Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, the prosecution rested.
Bret Lee Thompson was arrested several days after kidnapping his 8-year-old victim in Denver on June 2, 2011.
The girl was released about 90 minutes after her abduction and sought help at a gas station.
The victim in the case testified, as well as the police officer who responded to the reports of a girl found at a gas station. A forensic interview with the 8-year-old victim was played in court. While watching the interview, Thompson seemed to be crying.
The 8-year-old victim described how Thompson "grabbed me and threw me in the car."
"He laid me down and put a jacket on," she told the forensic investigator.
"I was so scared, I tell him now I'm going to my house?" the victim told the forensic investigator. "I'm not going to leave you at your house, they're going to catch me," the victim quoted Thompson as saying.
The victim also told the forensic interviewer she was trying not to fall asleep in the van. She told the interviewer she was going to ask Thompson for some water but knew "he was not good. I thought he was going to put something in my drink."
"He was mean and good," the victim told forensic investigator. "He was mean when he got me," she said about her being kidnapped.
He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to kidnapping and sexual assault charges stemming from the abduction in 2011. Thompson's attorney Natalie Frei says Thompson has multiple personality disorder.
Thompson was arrested in New Jersey. His foster mother was sentenced last year to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to perjury for misleading authorities over his whereabouts.
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