SPOKANE, Wash. — The trial for the man accused of raping, assaulting and harassing a woman last year continued today.
Court documents show Torrey Gambill met the woman on the dating app, Tinder.
He took the stand Wednesday and continued his testimony Thursday.
Gambill is charged with third degree rape, third degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and harassment. He maintained he never touched the victim, and is not guilty of the charges against him.
"I'm telling the truth," Gambill said. "I've been telling the truth from the start."
Court documents from November 2017 show Gambill made unsolicited statements to detectives saying he had a woman over at his house, they stopped having fun. He said she was drunk, and made her leave. But said he "didn't lay a finger on her."
Records say the woman went to the hospital, where medical staff say the found bruising and abrasions consistent with restraint.
During the prosecutor's cross examination of Gambill, they asked him why he told police he wanted to tell them the story.
Gambill said he wanted to tell them the full story because he felt like the police were against him and he couldn't trust them.
"I would've liked to trust the cops, but I couldn't," Gambill said. "And that's what I was conveying to him. It's very sad that I couldn't trust the officer in there to be impartial."
He added that he doesn't trust police because of past experiences.
The judge said because he made this statement, that allowed prosecutors to ask him about his past convictions.
In Spokane County, he's been convicted of assault domestic violence, and harassment threat to kill.
"If anyone is in this situation, they should be able to be heard like the alleged victim was," Gambill said.
It's only day two of the trial and lawyers have already made their closing arguments. The jury is now deliberating.