The 1st Degree Sexual Assault trial of Sheridan resident Vincent Scott continued Thursday with the Prosecution calling a handful of witnesses to the stand. They included the Sheridan Police officers that responded to the victim's home the following morning, and DNA and Forensic experts from the State Crime Lab in Cheyenne.
Both experts from the Crime Lab confirmed that samples in the Biological Evidence Collection Kit that was sent to them showed that Vincent Scott had indeed had recent sexual relations with the victim. The testimony contradicted Scott's initial statement that he had made to the investigators upon arrest; he had stated that he hadn't had intercourse with his ex-wife in over a week. State Crime Lab Forensic Analyst Michelle Martin testified that the amount of sperm obtained in the vaginal swab would have been much lower if that were the case.
The Prosecution rested its case shortly before noon. It remains to be seen if Defense Attorney Shelley Cundiff will call Scott to the stand to testify in his defense.
The trial is expected to conclude some time this afternoon. If found guilty of all six charges against him, Scott could face up at 70 years in prison.