An unidentified family member of murder suspect George Zimmerman said he molested her well into her teens.

The secretive “witness 9” statements were released to the media on Monday by the same Florida judge who released Zimmerman on bond last week.

The young woman said the sexual abuse began when she was just six years old and ended when she was 16, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Zimmerman is 2 years older than the victim.

“He would put his hands under my pants, under my underwear,” the witness said in the witness statements that Zimmerman’s attorney had argued would “inflame” the public.

Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. on Friday signed an order making the witness 9 statements — and more Zimmerman jailhouse recordings — available to the public.

The woman also said Zimmerman’s family “don’t like black people if they don’t act like white people. They like black people if they act white.”

The woman said she had never seen the cowardly former neighborhood watchman or his family disparage blacks. The prosecution is not likely to use the woman’s uncorroborated statements in court.

Zimmerman, 28, is awaiting trial on 2nd degree murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February. He was released on $1 million bond last week.

Zimmerman filed a request to disqualify the judge from his case, saying Judge Lester was biased against him.


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