LaVerkin man arrested for rape

LaVerkin –A man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend last week at his LaVerkin home.

According to a probable cause statement, Brad Brooke, 38, of LaVerkin, had picked up his ex-girlfriend and brought her back to his home so she could collect her belongings.

Once there, Brooke allegedly proceeded to force himself upon her.

The victim said her cell phone battery had died, so she was unable to call for help and could not leave Brooke’s home. The victim said she was raped two more times before her mother showed up at the residence  two days later to make sure that she was okay.

LaVerkin Police Detective Travis Romney wrote in the statement that Brooke admitted to raping the victim, but said it was only one time. According to the statement, Brooke “stated that he had too much wine and had never experienced the intoxicating effects from that drink (before).”

Brooke has been arrested and charged with first-degree rape and is being held at the Washington County Jail. Bail has been set at $20,000.

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12 Comments

  • Ron September 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Um, why did she remain in the home for two days? You don’t need a working cell phone to WALK away. No kidnapping charges… (I’m not condoning his actions, questioning hers.)

    • Deborah September 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Left a reply to this in the next comment

    • Craig September 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Why are you judging? You don’t know the circumstances. You don’t know if she was threatened and somehow prevented from leaving. You don’t know if she was restrained in some way. Go back under the rock you crawled out from .

  • Deborah September 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    With domestic violence, often times the perpetrator has excellent power over the victim, even so much as verbally.
    he would have huge knowledge base of her fears and can use that to mind wash her to be submissive… often times after a rape a victim feels so violated and is so aware of their own powerlessness, that they are in a series of shocks. Which is why this particular crime is so heinous… the victim has loved and thought of their attacker as their protector once..shame shame shame! I am so glad her mother went searching for her.. moms r so awesome

  • Tina September 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    It’s a pretty sick world, Ron, when we immediately question and blame the victim. The boyfriend ADMITTED to rape and still you question HER motives? Very sick., indeed. Perhaps her motive was to survive. When someone that once claimed to love you could perpetrate such a violent and intimate act on you, I think it would give you pause to wonder just what else this individual was capable of. Obviously, they had a history. One does not go from protector & loving partner to rapist overnight. Does it not stand to reason that there was a history of abuse. Rape is as far down the rabbit hole one can go besides murder.

    The woman was leaving the relationship… and those reasons probably had something to do with his behaviors towards her. The absolute most dangerous time for a woman, when her life is most at peril, is when she is leaving an abusive relationship. I applaud this woman for doing what she had to do in order to survive and live another day. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her. This will stay with her for her entire life…

    … but no. Let’s just blame the victim!

  • Debra September 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you, Tina! I could NOT have said it better. Unless you were there, you can NOT know what was happening or why she made the decisions she made to survive. Thankfully, she did survive and I hope she will get the help she’ll need to recover from this man’s abuse and rape!

  • Richard September 5, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    In Ron’s defense, I don’t think he was “blaming” the victim in any way. IMHO, he was simply wondering why she didn’t get out…..the story doesn’t give any details except that she couldn’t, I certainly find myself wondering why she couldn’t leave. The story is in-congruent in linking the lack of cell phone to the victim’s inability to leave. We may never know why, and the victims response to that question may be why there were no kidnapping or illegal detainment charges against this guy. And for all we know those charges may still be forthcoming?? In the end, the miracle is that she DID indeed survive and will live to tell her side of the situation to those that matter (which is not likely to be any of us here!!)

  • JOSH DALTON September 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I’m glad the young lady is still alive and this sick … did not kill her…

    Ed. ellipsis

  • JOSH DALTON September 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

    This guy is lucky I’m not locked up with him. I think the ex-girlfriend should have taken somebody with her. She new this guy was trouble. Thats why he was the “ex” The rapiest is luck that BIG Momma did not … him up. My Mother would have killed him if she found my sister raped and held captive. GO FALCONS!

    Ed. ellipsis

  • RR September 6, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I think that the victim should go to Dixie GunWorx and take advantage of the free training they are giving to abused women before she ends up as a client at the Foundation Home next door to GunWorx.

    • Betty September 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      AMEN! That is why conceal/carry is a great tool to have. GunWorx should offer free training and CC classes to those precious women who have been abused and/or assaulted.

  • Melissa Norris September 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Brad and his brother, Boyd have been in trouble for years. Boyd Brooks was in the booking sheets last week, I believe. I’m surprised it took this long for them to be removed from society. My heartfelt thoughts for the ex-girlfriend after this heinous crime.

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