Justice for child rapists often comes in prison – at the hand of other prisoners!
Case in point, a former teacher who was jailed while awaiting trial for raping a 14-year-old student, has been found dead in his cell.
30-year-old Brandon Holbrook was accused of having sex with a student he met at Bernard Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis County Police Department had announced his arrest on September 19.
“Through the investigation, it was learned that Holbrook engaged in sexual contact with the victim and made veiled threats if the victim disclosed the information,” police said.
According to court documents, Holbrook was accused of “grooming” the victim through social media and then having sex with her at her home three times.
The 30-year-old was taken into custody and booked into the St. Louis County Justice Center before he was found unresponsive in his cell. Holbrook was in his cell by himself and sitting upright in bed with his earphones in when jailers realized something was off. When Holbrook reportedly did not respond to a command to stand up, a jailer went into his cell and discovered the defendant was unconscious.
Holbrook was reportedly pronounced dead at a hospital an hour later. Before that, the corrections officer who found Holbrook reportedly attempted CPR and even administered Narcan in the event that the inmate’s condition was opioid-related.
As of this writing, the cause of death remains unknown, but if it was by his own hand or fellow inmates, they did the taxpayers and his victim a favor!