A relative of George Zimmerman, the man awaiting trial on charges of second-degree murder in the death of unarmed Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, has come forward with explosive charges. The woman claims Zimmerman molested her from the time she was 6 years old until she was in her teens. The witness also said she believes that Zimmerman and his immediate family are racist.
The witness spoke to investigators with the Duval County State Attorney's Office sometime after the shooting. Known only as Witness #9, she is about two years younger than Zimmerman.
"He would put his hand under my pants and under my underwear and basically just finger me, I guess," explained Witness 9.
She was asked, "Did he put his finger inside of you?"
She replied, "Yes, and there were other times he did things too but he would always call them, before we left the room or left anyplace he would say, 'We weren't doing anything, we were just laying down or we were just playing hide and seek,' and he would always make sure that he told me that and I didn't know. I was a kid, I didn't know any better."
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When Zimmerman was 14 and she was 12, Witness #9 claims Zimmerman told her he had surgery on his penis due to urination problems. She says Zimmerman made her look at his penis and the scars.
Witness #9 also said she believes that Zimmerman and his parents are racist. According to WFTV, she says Zimmerman's mother, who is of Peruvian decent, said she did not like President Barack Obama because he is black.
Audio of the interview was released today along with other evidence in the case. However, Zimmerman's attorney was successful in having portions of the accusations sealed. The accusations will likely not come up during Zimmerman's trial, and he has not been charged with any crimes related to the alleged molestation.