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Michael Gardner trial: Alleged victim of child sex abuser testifies

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A 10-year-old girl took the stand in an Arlington courthouse Tuesday in the trial of Michael Gardner, who is accused of assaulting young girls during his daughter's slumber party last year.

Gardner once served as the Democratic chairman of the Fall's Church Democratic Committee. His wife serves as a Falls Church councilwoman and is a former mayor of Falls Church.

Gardner is accused of aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration after assaults on two girls, ages 9 and 10 on June 18 at his daughter's birthday slumber party in the basement of their Falls Church home.

ABC7's Natasha Barrett has the full story.

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