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Testimony: Taped confession heard in child-sex trial

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Danielle Patrice Gilmer (right) testified Wednesday that Ronnie Lee Ford (left) asked her to create footage of child pornography in exchange for $2,000.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man’s recorded confession and his initial testimony in a child sexual assault trial told a different story than the accounts of those who spoke before him.

Ronnie Lee Ford, 52, of 1025 W. Barton St. in Greensboro is charged with first-degree sex offense, sex offense with a child, sex offense with a minor, attempted sex offense and first-degree kidnapping.

Ford’s defense attorney Robert McClellan has said repeatedly since the trial began Monday that Ford did sexually assault an 11-year-old victim — but did so under threat.

On Thursday, jurors heard Ford speak for himself, first in a recorded police interview and later under questioning from McClellan.

“Danielle orchestrated everything,” Ford said.

Read more of this story in the News & Record.

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