When cross-examined, the witness said that such rubbing and petting felt like a dad rubbing or petting and Pellebon was showing affection with his actions.
This witness’ father, in his video testimony, said he became uncomfortable with some of Pellebon’s actions to the point that he called police, who directed him to the Department of Human Services, which eventually contacted him.
The father said his cause for concern stemmed from a conversation he had with another father in the same social circle and the behavior he observed in Pellebon’s stepdaughter, such as invading his personal space and occasionally flashing the witness by raising her skirt.
The witness said the conversation he had with another father firmed suspicions in his mind that Pellebon was having sexual contact with either his stepdaughter or other children. Upon cross examination, the witness said he never witnessed any sexual contact between Pellebon and any child.
After five witness testimonies, the trial concluded for the day; it will be in recess until 9 a.m. today in District Judge Tracy Schumacher’s courtroom.