A sexual assault of a child trial began Monday in the 90th District Court in Young County.

Charles Edward Pair, Jr., 27, has been accused of raping his stepdaughter. The jury of five women and seven men was selected Monday and attorneys presented opening statements that afternoon.

Tuesday morning the trial heard testimony from the victims mother. The 47-year old woman said she married Pair, her third husband, in 2008. She tesitifed that on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, she was away from her house with her older daughter and two grandchildren at Cook Children’s Hospital. The next day, her then 11-year old adopted daughter came home from school and told her Pair had raped her while she was away.

The trial will continue this week with further testimony.