Breaking her silence after 11 days in jail, a former campaign worker for Rep. Mel Reynolds testified Monday that she and the congressman began having sex when she was 16 and once took part in a menage a trois in his office.
She said she was usually paid, as much as $100 a time.
Beverly Heard, 19, had been jailed for refusing to confirm either her original accusations in June 1994 or her recantation in January.
She said their relationship became sexual almost from the moment the two-term Democratic congressman drove up to her in a black Cadillac as she walked outside a high school in 1992.
Reynolds, 43, is charged with sexual assault, sexual abuse and obstruction, for allegedly trying to engineer Heard’s withdrawal from the case.
He could get up to 86 years in prison.