CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- During his time on the stand Wednesday in Franklin County Court, Willie H. Brown testified that he never had been arrested in his life, a statement Public Defender Michael Toms offered him the chance to correct.
"Yes, sir," Brown said when asked if it was accurate.
"What about that arrest for criminal homicide in Florida?" asked Assistant District Attorney Lauren Sulcove on cross-examination.
Brown, on trial for charges that he sexually molested several girls at his Hackberry Drive home in Chambersburg, denied he had been arrested and testified that the 1994 killing was "self-defense."
Sulcove then asked Brown about three convictions on lesser crimes in Georgia and Florida between 1977 and 1997.
"This is all make up," Brown testified repeatedly, denying he was the same Willie Brown in the criminal record she cited.
Brown, 60, also accused the Chambersburg Police Department and the girls he is charged with molesting with having lied or planted evidence in the case, in which he is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, attempted aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.