Billock faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted on two counts of aggravated child rape in connection with an 8-year-old girl who lived at their Menifee home in 2005. The 51-year-old ordained minister was a foster father to nine children between 2000 and 2005 in Riverside and San Diego counties.
The Press-Enterprise does not publish the names of minors who could be victims of sexual assault.
The girl lived with the defendant and his wife, Wendy, from about Oct. 11, 2005, to Nov. 16, 2005. The girl reported rape in January 2007, more than a year later.
During his closing statement, prosecutor Burke Strunsky said putting a little girl through an intrusive examination more than a year after the abuse occurred is not something authorities would do.
"We are not ever going to put a girl through an intrusive examination unless we think it's going to yield useful evidence. We knew that wouldn't happen in this case," he said.
During his closing, the prosecutor focused on the things the little girl reported.
She provided details about sexual intercourse that are mundane, physical truths which adults don't talk about and are not included in movies, Strunsky said.
She was living with her aunt at the time she made her report, feeling happy and safe for the first time in years, Strunsky said.
The girl had nothing to gain by coming forward with this information, he said.
"She is telling the truth ... the details of her statement could not be faked."