De Anza College rape civil trial begins

February 25, 2011 8:46:21 PM PST
Opening statements got underway in San Jose late Friday in the now four-year-old De Anza College rape case.

It is now a civil case brought by the victim against seven former members of the college baseball team.

The district attorney in 2007 decided not to file criminal charges.

The incident happened at a private residence on Buena Vista Avenue in San Jose.

The jury heard graphic details Friday of what the victim claims happened, while a defense attorney raised questions about her past history and lifestyle.

The trial is expected to run a month.