Witness 9 accuses George Zimmerman of molesting her as a child


George Zimmerman appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who died February 26, 2012.



A woman identified as Witness 9 accused George Zimmerman of molesting her when they were children in audio tapes released Monday by prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin shooting.

The woman alleged that the abuse occurred from the time she was 6 years old until approximately age 16, though charges were never filed, NBC News reported.

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Sources told NBC News the woman is a relative two years younger than Zimmerman.

She said Zimmerman would reach into her underwear and touch her genitals, massage her and one time showed her his penis and made her touch it, Orlando TV station WPLG reported.

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"He would reach under the blankets (while watching TV with others in the room) and try to do things, and I would try to push him off, but he was bigger and stronger and older -- it was in front of everybody -- and I don't know how I didn't say anything, but I just didn't know any better," the woman said in the interview conducted March 20, less than one month after the Feb. 26 shooting in Sanford, Fla.

She also said she knows of one other person molested by Zimmerman, but that they did not want to discuss the allegations and would deny that anything happened, according to WPLG.

Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara tried blocking the woman's statement about the alleged sexual misconduct, as well as a separate statement in which she said Zimmerman doesn't like black people, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

In a motion, O'Mara wrote that the sexual misconduct accusations were not relevent to the shooting death of the 17-year-old Martin and would only "serve to reignite and potentially enhance the widespread public hostility toward Mr. Zimmerman."