The victim, John Woythaler, is scheduled to testify Thursday in the case against five Rockville Centre teens accused of assaulting him. A witness from the incident is also scheduled to testify.
Woythaler was beaten on Roxen Road in June 2012 after he demanded an apology from the five defendants, who had allegedly made sexually suggestive comments to Woythaler's wife as she walked her dog, earlier reports stated.
The five Rockville Centre teens are accused of being responsible for the beating that sent Woythaler to the hospital for broken ribs, multiple contusions and injuries to the face and jaw, and a concussion, officials said.
While gang assault charges were dropped, all five defendants still face second- and third-degree attempted assault charges, according to the DA's office.
The testimonies are another step in the case against the five teens that has caused an uproar in Rockville Centre. The case began last week with opening statements.
Meanwhile, defense attorneys claimed the teens were defending themselves against Woythaler.
“You have a bunch of teenaged boys who are chased down by a grown man, and regardless of what the DA says that man got out of a car and grabbed an 18-year-old boy,” defense attorney John Lewis told CBS.
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