A former Orange Park High School football player charged with three counts of sexual assault involving two girls is awaiting a verdict.
The jury deliberated for about three hours Wednesday afternoon in the case against Kiari Hill, and deliberations will continue Thursday.
Hill is accused of raping a 16-year-old classmate with his best friend.
Hill initially agreed to plead guilty to the charges filed in August 2011, then changed his mind. He was later adjudicated as an adult. Prosecutors also tacked on a charge of witness tampering after they said Hill had contact with one of the victims.
The other defendant, Sherrod Lawson, pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to a juvenile detention facility, possibly until age 21.
"They raped her, one after the other, in her own bedroom, in her bed, with her brother just down the hall," prosecutor Samantha Ellis said during closing arguments Wednesday.
The two were 17 years old when they were arrested. Investigators said both assaulted one teenage victim, and Hill was accused of assaulting two other victims. Investigators said none of the incidents occurred on or near school grounds.
According to an arrest report, the two teens went to one of the victim's homes after school on Aug. 25, 2011. The victim said they went to her bedroom to watch a movie when they started "talking nasty" and began taking off her clothes, according to the report. Despite being told to stop, the victim told deputies they took turns sexually assaulting her, the report said.
They victim's mother and brother testified Tuesday, along with Lawson, who said he and Hill tied the girl's wrists and ankles with belts, and both had sex with her.
"What I would suggest to you is, those belts were just an erotic prop," defense attorney Mark Wright told the jury during closing arguments. "Because if they were used for anything else other than just an erotic prop, there would be some physical signs of struggle."
A Clay County investigator took the witness stand to testify Tuesday.
"What (Lawson) said was at some point that he and the defendant left the victim's bedroom and went to the kitchen," the investigator said. "While in the kitchen, he retrieved some grapes, the defendant retrieved some ice, and during that, I don't recall whether it was as they went to get it or after they got it and were coming back to the room, but the two of them had a discussion specifically about when they went back in the room they were going to attempt to have sex with the victim."
A counselor from Orange Park High School also testified about what the victim told her.
The victim was present during the trial, alongside her family.
Investigators said a second incident happened the day before that sexual assault. The second victim told detectives that she got a text from Hill asking if she wanted to meet him. She said when she and a friend met Hill and another person, the four of them were in his vehicle when he began to make sexual advances and she told him to stop, according to the report.
According to the arrest report, Hill continued to force himself on her until she fought him off and got out of the vehicle.
The defense did not call any witnesses during the trial.