The trial of former WEWS sports anchor Terry Brooks began today in Cleveland. Brooks appeared in court to face charges of rape and kidnapping brought against him by a 22-year-old college student.
Brooks is accused of bringing the young woman back to his house after the two had drinks at a local bar and repeatedly raping her. The incident occurred in September of 2009.
WEWS placed Brooks on a leave of absence in August after a grand jury indicted him on rape and kidnapping charges. At the time, Brooks denied the charges, saying emphatically, “I am innocent.”
Brooks, a graduate of the University of Chattanooga, joined WEWS in 2007 after stops at WLTX in Columbia, SC and News14 Carolina in Raleigh, NC.
WEWS, a Scripps-owned ABC-affiliate, covered the trial today with Ron Regan reporting.