WAILUKU - When a Wailuku man forced her into sexual acts, starting when she was 8 years old, a girl said she didn't tell anyone.
"Why not?" Deputy Prosecutor Kim Whitworth asked the girl as she testified Thursday in the 2nd Circuit Court trial of William Barrios.
"Because I was scared of what would happen to them and I was scared of what would happen to our family," the girl said. "Bill said if I told anybody, he would kill them."
During testimony that began Wednesday and continued Thursday, the girl described how Barrios would go into her room usually between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. while others in the home were sleeping and force her into sexual acts. She said Barrios forced her to do some of the acts "at least once a week" and some "at least once a month, but probably more."
"Almost always," the girl said, there was pornography on the television when the acts occurred.
Barrios, 46, has pleaded not guilty to 180 charges alleging that he sexually assaulted the girl and her younger brother from August 2004 to December 2009, when both were under age 14. The counts against Barrios include first-degree sexual assault, attempted first-degree sexual assault, kidnapping and third-degree sexual assault.
The girl recalled one incident a few weeks before she was to start the 6th grade in August 2007 when she said Barrios hit her in the face "because I was trying to make noise" while he tried to have sexual intercourse with her. She said her face was bruised, and she had to lie to others about what happened.
"It was really embarrassing and scary," she said. "It made me feel self-conscious."
Another time, in the summer of 2009, she remembered being on a camping trip at the beach near Olowalu with Barrios and other children. "We made sand castles and played in the water, made a fire pit, hot dogs, that kind of thing," she said.
That night, she said, she was sleeping on the front seat of his truck and Barrios "tried to penetrate me." She said he stopped when she started to make noise.
At least five times, the girl said, her mother was present and Barrios forced both of them into sexual acts with him. She said Barrios would pull her by the arm or hair into her mother's room or pull her mother by the arm or the hair into the girl's room.
Her mother would be "distraught" and "crying," the girl said.
"He would hold us by our necks or by our hair," the girl testified.
"What would happen if you tried to get away?" Whitworth asked.
"We would get punched," the girl said.
"Did you ever try to get away?" Whitworth asked.
"Yes," the girl replied.
"How did you feel when this was happening?" Whitworth asked.
"I felt scared and helpless," the girl said.
Judge Rhonda Loo is presiding over the trial, which is scheduled to resume Monday.