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Woman accusing UOG professor of criminal sexual conduct takes the stand

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Day 2 of jury trial for University of Guam's Dr. Michael Ehlert saw one of his three accusers take the stand. It was all fun and games...until they went for a swim.

That's where three females allege they were digitally penetrated by Dr. Ehlert. The psychology professor had hosted a party at his Ipan residence. His friends, his fiancee, and his students were all in attendance. On the stand, one of the partygoers - the first female to come forward and accuse Ehlert of criminal sexual conduct.

The psychology graduate testified most of today - tears filling her eyes for the duration of her time on the stand. "It's really hard to remember the small details," the woman said while crying. The events in question occurred nearly three years ago.

According to the victim, she had had a few drinks - two beers, a few shots, and a mixed drink. Between the drinks, there was food and adult party games, including Never Have I Ever and Cards Against Humanity.

The party proceeded to the nearby beach. The victim saying she felt someone touch her privates in the water. Though a handful of others were swimming in the area, no one would see who did it.

Defense attorney Jay Arriola during cross-examination late this afternoon said, "That entire incident, ma'am, that happened in the water - you never turned around to see whose hands were touching your breasts or whose hands went in your pants - correct?" The accuser replied, "Correct."

Two others would later surface and accuse the professor for a similar act at the same event. Only today's victim, however, would report it to police and the University of Guam immediately.

Trial will resume on Monday with testimony from UOG officials responsible for conducting the investigation.

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