The trial of Tony Simmons continues and the girls that have accused him of molestation and sexual assault have taken the stand to tell their side of the story
A young woman who accused a youth counselor of raping her in a stalled courthouse elevator testified Friday that he told her not to bother reporting it.
Hulking city worker Tony Simmons allegedly raised a finger to his lips and told the then- 15-year-old, “Besides, they wouldn’t believe you.”
Simmons, who worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice, is on trial for three alleged sex attacks in the courthouse.
All three alleged victims are taking the stand.
The one who says she was attacked in the Manhattan Family Court elevator in 2005 said she was in cuffs and shackles when Simmons silently ripped off her clothes.
Simmons’ lawyer tried to shred her testimony by noting she told a grand jury that the elevator was moving and that she was not in restraints.
“I wasn’t 100% sure if I was or wasn’t,” said the alleged victim, now 20.
Lawyer Gregory Watford also noted she didn’t push Simmons away, ask him to stop or pull up her pants.
The encounter wasn’t reported to police until 2008 – in the wake of other accusations against Simmons.
Simmons, 47, already has admitted to the elevator incident, forcing a 16-year-old to give him oral sex and fondling another 15-year-old.
Let’s be totally clear Mr. Simmons. You’re going away for a lonnnnnnng time, and boy when those hard hittin’ bruhs in the bing get ahold of your azz (literally) it’s gonna be nothing nice!