A jury Wednesday received the case of a Camarillo teenager who is accused of sodomizing a 17-year-old boy and stabbing him with a machete during a home burglary in 2009.
David Quinonez, 18, is charged with residential burglary, sodomy by use of force and assault with a deadly weapon with the special allegation that great bodily injury was inflicted.
Prosecutor Cynthia Nguyen and Quinonez's lawyer, Melanie Miles with the Public Defender's Office, finished closing arguments Wednesday afternoon.
Prosecutors say Quinonez was 15 when he went into the boy's Camarillo house on Aug. 4, 2009, while the boy's parents were away.
According to court testimony, Quinonez had a machete, tied up the boy with a phone cord and took him to a bedroom. After rummaging through the house, Quinonez sodomized the boy, who was blindfolded with a T-shirt, according to detectives.
The complainant, who testified in court, said Quinonez was the person who had a machete and sodomized him. He also picked Quinonez out of a photo lineup.
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Quinonez's DNA was found on the boy, according to court testimony. Quinonez was staying with his grandfather, who lives behind the complainant's house. He admitted to police that he burglarized the house and had a machete.
Miles said Quinonez didn't sodomize the boy and that the sex between the teens was consensual.
"There was no sodomy by force," she told jurors.
She said there were others in the house with Quinonez and that there is no proof a machete was used.