Man, 65, tells of terror at hands of four youths

    By Gloria Padilla _ Express-News Staff Writer _ December 17, 1997

    A 65-year-old man who propositioned two girls but later changed his mind cried Tuesday as he described to the jury his terror when the teenagers returned to his home with two male friends and assaulted him.

    Borge Hansen, an Army retiree who also does volunteer work as a Shriner clown, testified Tuesday in juvenile court in the trial of a 16-year-old girl charged with aggravated robbery in the case.

    He testified that he had arranged to have sex with the two girls April 8 for $100.

    But he said he changed his mind after he took them home and they started wandering through his house without permission.

    Hansen testified he took the girls back to the coffee shop where he had picked them up and they threatened to blackmail him if he did not pay them.

    A few minutes after he got home, the two girls returned to his home with a male friend, Hansen said.

    One of the girls said she had forgotten her cigarette lighter in his house, he said.

    As he headed back into the house to look for the lighter, Hansen testified, the man with the girls came at him with a knife.

    "He kept hitting me on the head. I told him, 'Please don't kill me, please don't kill me.' I begged for my life," Hansen testified.

    During the assault, he said, a second man joined the trio in his house.

    One of the girls, a 17-year-old, was shot and killed by Hansen during the confrontation at his house in the 4600 block of Iron Weed. Hansen was not charged.

    The second girl, a 16-year-old, is on trial before District Judge Andy Mireles. She faces up to 40 years in prison.

    Two men, Charles David Cameron, 17, of the 13200 block of Larkplace Drive, and Robert Edward Kennedy, also 17, of the 3400 block of Ridge Smoke Street, are awaiting trial on aggravated robbery charges in state court.


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