'Dear God, please save me:' Woman allegedly assaulted by teen in Waukesha shares emotional, graphic testimony

NOW: ’Dear God, please save me:’ Woman allegedly assaulted by teen in Waukesha shares emotional, graphic testimony

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The trial continued for a second day on Wednesday, May 3 for the teen who allegedly sexually assaulted an 87-year-old woman in November 2021.

The key testimony came from the woman who was allegedly assaulted.

She described how she was having difficulty dropping off books at the Waukesha Public Library when she asked for help from Khalil Perry -- who was 14 at the time.

"I said 'I'm sorry I'm having trouble getting my books in the book drop, would you please help me?' And he did," the woman testified.

The woman got ready to leave, but then the interaction escalated quickly and violently.

"I looked down to close the door and that's where I saw a knife at my throat," the woman said.

She added that she began to pray as she was in disbelief of what was happening. "I said, "oh, dear God, please save me, please help me, please, please help me."

The woman then recounted how Perry allegedly drove them away from the library, threatened the woman and assaulted her, forcing her to do a sex act.

"He had the knife and he kind of pushed it and he said, 'do it or I'll slit your throat,'" the woman testified.

The woman said she told Perry to take some of her belongings in order to let her go.

"I just wanted him to take them and let me go. Just take them, let me go," the woman said. "I was trading that for my life, I was giving that in return for my freedom."

Perry, who is Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson's nephew, then allegedly let her out, stole her car and drove away.

The court also heard testimony from nurses who treated the woman after the alleged incident and a Waukesha police officer who first helped the woman after the assault.

The evidentiary part of the trial is expected to conclude Thursday.

Perry was charged with first-degree sexual assault - use of a dangerous weapon, armed robbery with use of force, operate without consent - possess weapon, and kidnapping/seize or confine without consent - use of a dangerous weapon.

Perry has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

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