Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the trial of a 51-year-old man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Indio and repeatedly raping her while armed with a rifle.

Juan Antonio Moreno is accused of sexually assaulting the woman three separate times over the course of an evening and the following morning in July 2017 at an unspecified address on Arabia Street, according to the criminal complaint.

A 4-year-old boy was in the residence when the woman was attacked, but was unharmed, Indio Police Sgt. Daniel Marshall said.

The woman had obtained a domestic violence restraining order against Moreno prior to the attack.

Moreno is facing three felony counts of rape by force or fear, along with criminal threats, burglary, and domestic violence, with numerous allegations of committing sex offenses while armed with a rifle.

Moreno was also initially charged with child endangerment, but the count was discharged during the trial proceedings according to court records.

During closing arguments at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta Wednesday, Moreno’s defense attorney, Gregory Henderson, brought the validity of the victim’s testimony into question, asserting that the prosecution built its case primarily on what she testified.

Henderson presented moments of inconsistency in an attempt to discredit the victim’s story and said that because of these inconsistencies, a reasonable doubt existed for whether his client committed the alleged acts.

In his rebuttal, prosecutor Arthur Hester told jurors confusion over events is not equitable to lying and it was unreasonable to expect perfect recollection on an event that occurred four years ago.

“We can not tell you what a rape victim does and does not remember,” Hester said. ”Don’t expect a rape victim to remember everything about what is potentially the worst night of their life.”

Jurors are scheduled to resume deliberations Thursday.

Moreno is being been held at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta in lieu of $1.5 million bail.

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