Man sexually assaulted teen in Marysville hotel, jurors told
A Yuba City man took a 17-year-old boy to a Marysville motel room where he smoked methamphetamine with the teen and then sodomized him, jurors were told Wednesday.
Dwight Anthony Summers, 44, pinned the arm of the boy who tried unsuccessfully to push Summers away, Deputy District Attorney Shiloh Sorbello said during opening statements in Yuba County Superior Court.
Crime details involve matters we normally don't talk about in civilized society, Sorbello said.
"Some of this," he said, "is fairly graphic."
The April 2011 sodomy came after his girlfriend wouldn't agree to such a sex act, Sorbello said.
Defense attorney John Abril told jurors that Summers was never a registered guest at the Budget Inn in Marysville from April 9-10, 2011.
"He simply wasn't there," Abril said. "It simply didn't happen."
The mother of the then-17-year-old — both whom are not being named by the Appeal-Democrat because of the nature of the charges — testified that she knew Summers for a decade, that he had been her fiancé before they broke up and was a father figure to her son and other boys in her family. Summers had moved out of the Yuba City home shortly before the alleged sexual assault, the woman said.
The two argued over matters including how she was raising her sons, the woman testified.
"I wasn't allowing them to be themselves," she said Summers complained. "Let them be men because they already are," the woman said he told her.
She said she smiled at Summers when entering the courtroom because, "I still have much love for him."
"I'm obviously outraged. I'm a parent," the woman said of allegations involving Summers. "I just want the truth. That's what I've always wanted."
Summers, in a separate criminal case, is accused of felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a $5,000 digital automotive scanner from H&S Automotive on 12th Street in Marysville. He sold the scanner to Quality Alignment & Brakes on Garden Highway in Yuba City, according to court documents.
Quality Alignment brought the scanner to the Marysville Police Department after discovering it had been stolen, police said. The April 2011 theft case is pending.
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