Opening arguments are expected to begin Monday morning in the trial of a Mason man accused of raping a young child with a screwdriver.
Patrick Parker, 49, is charged with two first-degree felony counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies.
Prosecutors say Parker used a screwdriver and his fingers to sexually assault a child he was acquainted with under the age of 10 between July 2007 and June 2009. The alleged crimes were reported about a year later, according to court documents.
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Parker faces a possible life sentence on the rape charges. The sentences for the gross sexual imposition charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison on each count.
The three-day bench trial is expected to wrap up Wednesday.
The Enquirer will update this story.
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