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Accused Tuttle Rapist, Kidnapper Hears State's Evidence

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An accused rapist and kidnapper heard the state's evidence against him.

Gregory Zavala was accused of luring a young woman and two teenage girls to his home in Tuttle and holding them captive for months at a time.

"What each of these victims went through is shocking," said Kara Bacon, Grady County Assistant District Attorney.

Prosecutors alleged the victims were beaten with a hammer, choked with a belt, cut with a box knife, and raped on a daily basis.

The crimes allegedly occurred from 2011 to 2013 but Zavala was not charged with rape, kidnapping, and assault until March 2015, when the young women came forward.

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"They are all having to relive all of these terrible things that have happened to them," said Bacon.

Each victim testified that Zavala threatened to kill them or their families if they did not comply with his demands.

One girl claimed Zavala would "laugh" as he raped her because "he thought it was funny" to see her cry. She eventually became pregnant with his child.

Another victim told the court she begged Zavala not to kill her while he repeatedly "hit her in the head with a hammer"

"We don't think the evidence adds up," said Chris Sloan, Zavala's defense attorney.

Sloan worked to poke holes in the state's case, he argued the victims willing moved into Zavala's home because they were in dating relationships.

He also asked the victims why they didn't leave considering they were never restrained or locked up.

"We will end up proving our case at trial, go through all of the facts and witnesses ," Sloan said. There are plenty of inconsistencies for a jury to hear if the case makes it to trial, Sloan added.

Meanwhile, prosecutors remain confident in their witnesses and this case.

"I think the testimony has been very strong and each of the witnesses have been very consistent with the details they gave law enforcement," said Bacon.

At last check, the judge had not decided if there was enough evidence to send Zavala to trial.

Witnesses were still be called after close of business Tuesday.

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