Sex abuse case reveals issues with Vt...

Sex abuse case reveals issues with Vt. statutes

There are 41 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Oct 6, 2009, titled Sex abuse case reveals issues with Vt. statutes. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

The State's Attorney says that a recent case involving the wife of a local man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl highlights gaps in Vermont's child abuse legislation.

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Vermont Transplant

Charlestown, MA

#1 Oct 7, 2009
She is as guilty as he is and should not be allowed access to any child ever again. Parents who are aware of children being abused and not reporting it should be held just as accountable. If we don't as adults speak for the children and keep them safe who will? This breaks my heart that this child had no one to help her or rely on to look out for her well being.
Sickened

Middlebury, VT

#2 Oct 7, 2009
People get nailed harder for much less damaging crimes yet this pedophile voyeur/enabler piece of excrement gets a slap on the hand. She was in on it just as much as her husband & should be treated the same.

“279ing my way around Benmont”

Since: Nov 08

not here

#3 Oct 7, 2009
as the enabler, she is just as guilty as the molester. And to a degree more responsible after the fact by hiding it or downplaying it to the victim in an attempt to cover up the incident.
wickedvtpixie

Washington, VT

#4 Oct 7, 2009
That's crazy that it takes one jerk reporter to be able to take another person's reputation and drag it through the mud before they even know the final outcome of a situation. I believe that this explicit reportor needs to seperate the incident from the foundation that the state laws are based on. There are no actual truths brought out on the case just yet.
Alisha Brooks

Washington, VT

#5 Oct 7, 2009
I am the one that this banner reporter wrote about in this story .Dont you think that everyone deserves there day in court to be proven guilty.
Just because you are reading this news paper and they say that I am guilty, it does not mean that it is true.

Since: Oct 08

Greensburg, LA

#6 Oct 7, 2009
Alisha, you are guilty! You are scum!!! WE all know this is your daughter. You might want to ask your daughter if her granddad abused her as well as her dad.
spare change anyone

Deerfield Beach, FL

#7 Oct 8, 2009
rachellynn you got it right girl !!! it`s a big pot of scum ..
unfortunate

New Haven, CT

#8 Oct 8, 2009
It seems to me as though mom's comment aka Alisha Brooks, says it all. Your daughter was violated! In the worst way! She is probably not the only one in your family that he violated. By having knowledege of this you violated her as well. Perhaps even in a more severe way, by not protecting her! It is your job, the moral thing to do. The humane thing to do protect the small, weak, innocent, the children! Your Children! Not deliver them to the danger.
In your post you make it clear that the only person you are concerned with is yourself! How do you sleep knowing you brought a child into the world and then destroyed her spirit and altered her life forever and not for the good? Only you will answer for your actions ultimately at St Peters Gate. I feel sorry for you but I feel more compassion for your daughter who had to suffer at such incompetent hands and to have such ignorant parents.

Since: Aug 09

Randolph Center, VT

#9 Oct 8, 2009
Welcome to Bennington County. Number one spot for Pedophilia in the state if not all of New England. Time to return to the weekend hangings!

“279ing my way around Benmont”

Since: Nov 08

not here

#10 Oct 8, 2009
don't you mean Peddington County? Where the victims are young and the offenders treated leniently?

Since: Jul 08

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#11 Oct 8, 2009
OMG, This is so disgusting. She should be charged as a pedophile as well and recieve major penitly as well as her husband. She nor him should ever be allowed around children for the rest of their lives........ I hate people like these two. the only help there is for deseased people like this is DEATH!

Since: Jul 08

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#12 Oct 8, 2009
I KNOW MY spelling IS BAD BAD BAD!

“Make your word impeccable.”

Since: Jul 09

East Bumble

#13 Oct 8, 2009
Squirrell71 wrote:
Welcome to Bennington County. Number one spot for Pedophilia in the state if not all of New England. Time to return to the weekend hangings!
I will volunteer to help build the gallows. In the begining we will probably need a six roper.

“279ing my way around Benmont”

Since: Nov 08

not here

#14 Oct 9, 2009
279 Billboard proposal

"Looking for cheap vacation property? Bring your kids to Bennington County, we're willing to dicker"
That Is Nasty

Middlebury, VT

#15 Oct 10, 2009
wankee wrote:
279 Billboard proposal
"Looking for cheap vacation property? Bring your kids to Bennington County, we're willing to dicker"
Funny...but nasty. Well played.

Since: Jul 08

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#16 Oct 10, 2009
wankee wrote:
279 Billboard proposal
"Looking for cheap vacation property? Bring your kids to Bennington County, we're willing to dicker"
good grief.... thats nasty..... a little funny. but Nasty...
Vermontica

Brookline, MA

#17 Oct 10, 2009
I cant even believe Alisha had the BALLS to get on here & pathetically try to defend herself! YOU MAKE ME SICK!!! You are just as guilty as your piece of crap brother ( If not MORE so)
You knew....YOU stood there and watched....YOU tried to scare & manipulate YOUR own child in order to keep her quite! You deserve to rot in jail for the rest of your life!
But, you wont.......YOU live in Vermont, where sexually abusing a child will get you probation, But....dont get caught with a bag of weed! Thats a CRIME you'll go to jail for!

Since: Jul 08

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#18 Oct 11, 2009
Vermontica wrote:
I cant even believe Alisha had the BALLS to get on here & pathetically try to defend herself! YOU MAKE ME SICK!!! You are just as guilty as your piece of **** brother ( If not MORE so)
You knew....YOU stood there and watched....YOU tried to scare & manipulate YOUR own child in order to keep her quite! You deserve to rot in jail for the rest of your life!
But, you wont.......YOU live in Vermont, where sexually abusing a child will get you probation, But....dont get caught with a bag of weed! Thats a CRIME you'll go to jail for!
These two will probably get a slap on the wrist. But don't let a 18 year old boy get lied to by a little tramp about her age, and find out how old she is, Then do the right things break up with her,

THEN get accused of something he didn't do. Go to the police tell the truth about it being consentual and end up in jail for 2-8 years 18 months to serve have to attend a sex offenders class, and register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Have the mother get up on the stand in court and lie through her teeth, about everything. and ruin a young mans life.

Then you have these two twisted sick S.O.B.. Alisha & Rusty, Whom are preditors or so the Banner says will probably end up on probation. Vermont is Messed up as far as Bennington County Disrict Court. Marthrage and Rainville suck at there jobs,

the monsters walk and the ones whom don't belong in jail, are just that in jail.
Courtney Brooks

Lake Ariel, PA

#19 Oct 25, 2009
Incase you all didnt know I am that 12 yr old girl and I am now 13.. I may not want to be in Foster Care because it sucks but atleast 1 out of the 2 people who should be in trouble are. I may have thought everyone was on their side but thanks to you all I no longer think so.. Yet pretty much my whole family turned on me for them and my only family is in FL and its taking forever for anything to Happen..VERMONT sucks
Courtney Brooks

Lake Ariel, PA

#20 Oct 25, 2009
rachellynn wrote:
Alisha, you are guilty! You are scum!!! WE all know this is your daughter. You might want to ask your daughter if her granddad abused her as well as her dad.
I am answering the question for you no he didnt

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