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George Zimmerman sits in a Seminole County courtroom during his bond hearing on June 29, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.

A witness in the George Zimmerman trial says Trayvon Martin’s killer molested her for up to 10 years starting when they were children, the Miami Herald reports. The woman, known as “witness 9″ in court records, says he first fondled and penetrated her with his fingers at age 6 when she stayed with his family in Virginia. “He was bigger, and stronger and older,” she said. “I was a kid. I didn’t know any better.”

The alleged acts continued at least annually on family visits until she was 16, she said, when she told her family—and her parents faced Zimmerman in a restaurant. “He sat down at the end of the booth, said, ‘I’m sorry,’ and got up and walked out,” she said. She approached prosecutors in the Zimmerman trial with her allegations, which became public today when Zimmerman’s defense attorney apparently failed to stop the release in time. Witness 9 also said Zimmerman was charming and funny, but that his family disliked blacks.