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Drabek testifies about sexual thoughts of his stepsister

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Joshua Drabek took the witness stand Tuesday in his sexual assault trial, explaining to a judge his understanding of the confidentiality of his past statements to treatment supervisors on Drabek's sexual fantasies.

The trial jury was not present during Drabek's testimony.

Drabek, 20, is on trial for what authorities say was his sexual assault and child abuse of his stepsister. The girl's father and stepmother are already serving prison terms for largely confining the child to a basement for years, and starving her.

Drabek testified he knew the confidentiality of his statements to the treatment provider would not apply if what he said presented a possible harm to the public. But Drabek also said he believed his progress in treatment would be affected, or at-home treatment terminated, if he was not fully truthful.

"If I wasn't honest or straightforward with him, or denied anything or lied about it, repercussions would occur," Drabek said.

Drabek's attorney asked him if he had a plan to gain access to his stepsister through a basement window and "do something sexual" with her.

"I did," Drabek testified.

The judge ruled one treatment provider would be barred from testifying about Drabek's reported fantasy of breaking a window to gain access to the basement of the family home and having sex with his stepsister. But the judge said information from Drabek's juvenile probation supervisor would be allowed.

Drabek's stepsister testified Tuesday Drabek attempted to sexually assault her when she was nine; engaged in a sex act with her when she was 13; and caused a scar to her stomach, when he hit her with a whiffle bat and chased her through the family basement.

Drabek's trial is scheduled to continue through next week.

For more on this continuing case, visit wkow.com and watch 27 News at 5 and 6 p.m.


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