A 17-year-old girl testified in Circuit Court Monday that after passing out following several hours of drinking beer and smoking marijuana, she awoke to being raped by Danuel Tharpe. Often fighting tears, the teen claimed it wasn’t until she returned to Dickson County to testify last week that she learned DNA tests had revealed she was raped by two men that night in February 2012. While the 33-year-old Tharpe faces a February trial on a rape charge, testimony began Monday in the trial of 34-year-old Donald Keith “Duck” Watts, whom the prosecution alleges was the other man to assault the then-16-year-old Creek Wood freshman. A TBI forensic scientist testified that DNA from a sexual assault kit positively identified Watts as having had sex with the girl, who was visiting with a friend at the home where Watts was staying on Haley Road. Agent Mark Dunlap said Watts’ DNA also was found on the victim’s underwear, pants and the sheet from the bed where the girl said she passed out, only to awaken to Tharpe raping her. The teen, who has since moved out of state, said she was living with her father in Vanleer when she went with neighbor Sherry Michael to the Haley Road home because she wanted to “get out of the house.” After drinking beer and smoking marijuana into the early morning hours, the girl said she “passed out” in a bedroom, only to awaken to Tharpe having sex with her. She said she screamed at him and ran from the house. Dickson Police officer Jerry Sumerour said he discovered the girl walking in the middle of Highway 48 near Glendale Road around 3:15 in the morning and when she told him she had been raped, he took her to the emergency room at Horizon Medical Center where a sexual assault kit was used to gather evidence. Prior to the start of the trial Monday, defense attorney Joey Hornick attempted to block the DNA evidence by claiming Watts had been coerced by investigators into providing a DNA sample. But after watching a portion of the videotaped interview, Judge George Sexton ruled Watts voluntarily provided a cheek swab to police and allowed the evidence in the trial. Hornick would not say whether Watts will testify before the trial is expected to wrap up Tuesday and the eight-man, four-woman jury begins deliberations. Tharpe, who police say confessed to the rape, faces a Feb. 11 trial after his attorney requested a delay to allow for a mental evaluation. Testimony in Watts’ trial resumes at 10 am Tuesday.