A jury trial began Wednesday morning for a man accused of aggravated sexual assault of a 13 year-old girl.
The incident happened at a family barbecue in February 2014.
According to court documents, Justin Riordan, attended a barbecue at the family home of the girl on Weiss Street in Tom Green County. The victim consumed a large amount of alcohol without the consent of her aunt or uncle.
After the barbecue, guests left and family members went to bed. Riordan, the victim and her cousin stayed up. All three fell asleep on a couch inside the home.
According to documents, the defendant began touching the victim’s leg and sexual assaulted her. Riordan told her to not tell anyone. Aggravated sexual assault of a child is a first degree felony.
Proceedings are expected to continue Thursday, according to the Tom Green County court calendar.