• Nurse who examined rape victim testifies at trial


    OCALA, Fla. - A nurse who examined the victim of an accused serial rapist in Marion County testified Wednesday morning at his trial.

    Michael Frye was charged with three assaults during the summer and fall of 2011.

    Prosecutors said the victim received cuts and bruises during the assault, which contradicts the defense's claim that the sex was consensual.

    Last October, prosecutors said Frye dragged a 43-year-old grandmother into his van and drove to a wooded area in Ocala, where he beat her and forced her to give him oral sex

    Hospital nurse Gayle Reed, who conducted the rape exam, noted the injuries and testified how upset the victim was.

    "The patient would burst into loud crying, unable to stop; lasting for up to 10 minutes," said Reed."The exam was very emotional and difficult for her."

    Prosecutors said the victim escaped by slashing Frye with a box cutter he had used to threaten her.

    The state said Frye's blood was splattered on the victim's hand and DNA tests matched it up.

    Frye faces life in prison if convicted and likely two more rape trials, officials said.

    Prosecutors are expected to rest their case Wednesday.

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