Investigators said Michael Frye raped and beat four women from Marion County and another from Alachua Count, between July and October of last year. This week marks the first of several trials expected against Frye.
For the first time since her kidnapping and rape, a 43-year-old mother of four and grandmother of six, spoke in court about the horrific experience
"I didn't know who he was. I didn't know what he wanted," she said as she explained how she had just left a gas station when she claimed Frye grabbed her and forced her into a van.
"He started punching me, just wherever he could grab me," she said. "He said this is, 'What yawl deserve,' and just kept hitting me."
She said he took her into a wooded area, then raped and beat her.
In October, following his arrest, Frye talked with media, saying, "I have nothing to say. I didn't do it... supposed to be innocent tilt proven guilty."
The jury also heard from the emergency medical tech who cared for the victim.
"Her cheeks, they were starting to swell and bruise," said Amy O'Brien, a paramedic.
During the cross examination, the defense asked the victim about her use of crack cocaine and about her request for a detoxification program after the rape.
The victim said her last drug use was three days prior to the attack and said drugs had nothing to do with what happened to her.
"I kept on fighting back, begging him to stop, that I hadn't done anything to him."
Frye was identified by the victim during a police lineup, and his tattoos were described by the victim after the attack.
Frye, 38, is charged with kidnapping and three counts of sexual battery using physical force. The rape trial will continue on Wednesday. Judge Brian Lambert expects this to be in the jury's hands by Thursday.