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    OK - Child testifies in trial of rape, kidnapping suspect

    A girl who was kidnapped and raped two years ago, when she was 8, testified Friday that she tried to push the man off her and care for her two younger brothers during the ordeal, which left her bleeding and bruised.

    Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/artic...0_Agirlw510461


    this is probably the saddest thing i've ever read


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    brave little girl.......both then and now

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    What a brave, strong girl!

    IMO this is one of the first things that need to be addressed. Legislation that states a child who has been raped, molested, traumatized - should be allowed to testify via video camera. Most states are not allowing this now which is one reason alot of the *******s get pleas. Parents weigh the damage such testimony will further do to the child and they "give in" (for lack of a better word). If children were not made to face their "monster" and still testify safely it would do wonders to keeping these "things" behind bars.

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    My heart just breaks for this brave little girl and for all her family that will have to live with the affects of this brutal crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swag1959 View Post
    what a brave, strong girl!

    Imo this is one of the first things that need to be addressed. Legislation that states a child who has been raped, molested, traumatized - should be allowed to testify via video camera. Most states are not allowing this now which is one reason alot of the *******s get pleas. Parents weigh the damage such testimony will further do to the child and they "give in" (for lack of a better word). If children were not made to face their "monster" and still testify safely it would do wonders to keeping these "things" behind bars.

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    i totally agree


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    im not sure what the point of the trial is though....the pd didnt even attempt to cross examine the star witness.
    are they claiming insanity?

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    That did it. I don't cry on a very regular basis but that did it. I hope they give him life and I hope they mean it.

    At least they let her have someone familiar there with her on the stand. Video testimony is excellent, but the defense attorneys later play hard with the appeals that there was someone off camera coaching the child. The stress is just as bad after when you hear that there is a chance they could get out or temporarily bond out again.

    I got to testify by closed circuit TV from inside the courthouse, I was lucky there, and I have have since realized how rare that chance actually is, but I chose to make the victim impact statement in person. Easily the worst part, in ways, but I'm glad I did it and I'm glad this child did too. I am so proud of this little one. There are adults that couldn't do what she did. Her future is very bright, despite what she's been through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWAG1959 View Post
    What a brave, strong girl!

    IMO this is one of the first things that need to be addressed. Legislation that states a child who has been raped, molested, traumatized - should be allowed to testify via video camera. Most states are not allowing this now which is one reason alot of the *******s get pleas. Parents weigh the damage such testimony will further do to the child and they "give in" (for lack of a better word). If children were not made to face their "monster" and still testify safely it would do wonders to keeping these "things" behind bars.

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    I couldn't agree with you more. Unfortunately, some defense lawyers feel they must exercise their "client's(thing's)" 6th amendment right to have their accuser face them in a court of law. Consequently, it does allow many of these lowlifes to escape the full consequences of their crimes, if a justifiably traumatized child cannot do what this brave little girl has done. I can't help but wonder when the Constitution was drafted that they ever envisioned a time when such evil men would be able to brutalize children this way and still be able bodied enough to stand trial or that a defense lawyer would use any slimy trick they could to get their "client" a lenient sentence or to be found not guilty.

    At least this defense lawyer knew to stay silent.

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    i can only guess the pd was shocked the girl wasnt intimidated by being in the same room with him and had expected her to run from the court......therefore didnt prepare any questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbl8201 View Post
    i can only guess the pd was shocked the girl wasnt intimidated by being in the same room with him and had expected her to run from the court......therefore didnt prepare any questions?
    No, each side is entitled to know the other's witnesses. It may not have been choice, the judge may have removed his right to cross examine her, they never say why the attorney didn't go after her. I think the chances are better that the defense attorney was a human being, doing a job, and so no reason to harm a child further to complete that job. Some of them really are good people that happen to defend monsters as a job.


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    This case is so sad for me as nothing has changed in over 11 years. All eight of our children had to face their rapist for their hours on the stand, as did their five older siblings were not victims. In fact, they had to be walked past him to get to the stand. We tried so hard to prevent one child, who is autistic, severely cognitively challenged and deaf (but reads lips), from having to testify to no avail. The DA just learned to communicate with her and the judge accepted her testimony as it was shocking in its simplicity. The argument was used that the children had "to face their attacker". They also had to testify with their school librarian (the rapist's mother--a person of authority in their life) staring at them. The children ranged in age from 8-13 at the time of the trial and all have documented special needs. The media reported the children's testimony.

    When the children were compelled to re-testify 9 years later in a Post Conviction Relief Trial, that's when we dealt with the rash of suicide attempts. I've never understood why our children's long and detailed and well video-taped disclosures weren't enough. The defense was gentle with a few of the children but brutal with others. I'm certain that the act of testifying played a part in the long term PTSD. All broke down on the stand and two trembled uncontrollably. One looked at the judge and pleaded with him to make the rapist stop staring at them. I was not allowed to make eye contact with the children as the defense attorney complained that I might influence them. I was allowed, through much wrangling, to escort them to and from the stand. The defense had asked that a bailiff escort them. They were also allowed a pre-trial walk through of the courtroom.

    One of the young men to testify (not related to our family) did die of a suicide several years later. So, yes, it takes unbelievable courage and is most certainly not child-friendly. I wish there was a kinder way to handle our precious children in these horrific trials. I'm hopeful that this little girl has years of supportive therapy set up for her. She's going to need it. My heart goes out to her for her bravery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    This case is so sad for me as nothing has changed in over 11 years. All eight of our children had to face their rapist for their hours on the stand, as did their five older siblings were not victims. In fact, they had to be walked past him to get to the stand. We tried so hard to prevent one child, who is autistic, severely cognitively challenged and deaf (but reads lips), from having to testify to no avail. The DA just learned to communicate with her and the judge accepted her testimony as it was shocking in its simplicity. The argument was used that the children had "to face their attacker". They also had to testify with their school librarian (the rapist's mother--a person of authority in their life) staring at them. The children ranged in age from 8-13 at the time of the trial and all have documented special needs. The media reported the children's testimony.

    When the children were compelled to re-testify 9 years later in a Post Conviction Relief Trial, that's when we dealt with the rash of suicide attempts. I've never understood why our children's long and detailed and well video-taped disclosures weren't enough. The defense was gentle with a few of the children but brutal with others. I'm certain that the act of testifying played a part in the long term PTSD. All broke down on the stand and two trembled uncontrollably. One looked at the judge and pleaded with him to make the rapist stop staring at them. I was not allowed to make eye contact with the children as the defense attorney complained that I might influence them. I was allowed, through much wrangling, to escort them to and from the stand. The defense had asked that a bailiff escort them. They were also allowed a pre-trial walk through of the courtroom.

    One of the young men to testify (not related to our family) did die of a suicide several years later. So, yes, it takes unbelievable courage and is most certainly not child-friendly. I wish there was a kinder way to handle our precious children in these horrific trials. I'm hopeful that this little girl has years of supportive therapy set up for her. She's going to need it. My heart goes out to her for her bravery.
    That is all so wrong. Victimized over and over again. The system must be fair but when did we become so obsessed with forever defending the criminal while continuing to inflict pain on the victim?

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    This POS is a monster that should never be on the streets again -- he had 3 orders of protection against him before he raped this little girl...I don't understand why those incidents didn't get him behind bars!!

    I feel so badly for her -- this mofo was talking to her during the rape....Maybe in a few years we'll be reading he got shanked in the big house...I wouldn't cry if it happened.

    Anyway, bless these children & the mom...they have all been terrorized....I can't imagine what it's going to take for the little girl to work thru this & not live a life filled with terror.

    Two hours on the run and police chased down Brandon Brixey.

    The one and three-year-old boys and and eight-year-old daughter were safely returned to their mother.

    However, the mother testified in court that she soon discovered her daughter was not safe.

    Holding back tears, she told the jury when officers returned her daughter in her arms, the little girl told the her, “'Mommy, he (Brixey) hurt me, he hurt my privates, he hurt my bottom. He is going to hurt us.’''

    The victim’s mother told the jury as Brixey was assaulting her daughter, he told the little girl, "This is what daddy's and little girls do and we are going to make a baby'".

    She also told the jury Brixey told the children to call him “Daddy” and then began to call himself “Uncle Bill.”

    The mother also testified that her daughter fears men and that she refuses to go back to their home in fear Brixey will be there.

    She says her daughter is changed person.

    A brave little girl who survived an assault that her family hopes will put Brixey behind bars for life.


    more here on mom's testimony

    http://www.fox23.com/mostpopular/sto...wPGD-OdVA.cspx

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    Three protective orders against him were sought in the last three years.

    A suspect in the kidnapping of three children and the rape of one of them last week had a violent past, court records show.
    ..............

    Brixey's mother, Karen Bendell, requested one of the protective orders in November.

    Brixey "grabbed me by my arms, slammed me against the wall, choked me and promised me that he would kill me next time if I didn't keep my mouth shut," Bendell wrote in a petition for the protective order.

    She also wrote that on Oct. 22, Brixey "held me at gunpoint for 30 minutes."

    A judge ordered Brixey out of his mother's home and to have no contact with her for three years, records show.

    Two of the protective order applications were filed by Denise Mears, 20, a former girlfriend of Brixey's.

    The pair were convicted on felony drug charges and received deferred sentences on gun charges in August.

    In a December 2006 complaint, Mears wrote that Brixey "was pushing on me and screaming at me and spitting in my face."

    Although that protective order
    was later dismissed, Mears asked in September for another one, which was issued for three years.

    In that complaint, Mears wrote that Brixey "called my mom and told my mom he was going to cut my neck in front of her and then kill her."

    In April, Brixey filed for a protective order against Mears.

    In his petition, he wrote that from September through March, Mears "sent me and my family text messages and called me and my family repeatedly during (the) past seven months after my family repeatedly requested her to not contact us."

    Brixey also wrote that Mears' mother pulled a gun on him.

    Brixey pleaded guilty in April to violating Mears' second protective order.

    In that case, police say he referred to a recent domestic-violence shooting in Broken Arrow and told Mears, "I certainly hope that doesn't happen to you."

    Mears also reported that her tires were slashed and that Brixey had sent her 31 text messages and telephoned her more than 20 times, threatening her life during some of the calls.


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    omg please kill him.....wtf

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    Gee, here's a novel concept for those that make the laws. For quite some time, he has attempted to prey on those weaker than him, this last time, he chose children, even easier to control than women...once a predator always a predator.
    Although, even I have to admit, from his earlier crimes, I would have thought he would destroy an adult, not a child. Just goes to show, once a predator has shown what they are, there is no reason to let them back out on the street. Civil commitment.

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