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Plea Deal Reached in Rest Home Rape

Posted April 9, 2008
Updated April 10, 2008

A former rest home employee will spend more than three years in prison for raping a mentally-ill female resident.

Kevin Greg Brake, 44, of Castalia, worked at Louisburg Gardens in Franklin County when he had sexual relations with a resident there in August 2006.

Brake was initially charged with second-degree rape. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to patient abuse and neglect.


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  • Squeek Apr 10, 2008

    Are they saying that since the victim is "mentally ill", that it isn't really rape, but abuse? Rape is rape is rape, it doesn't matter whether the victim couldn't comprehend or didn't suffer emotionally. He still forced someone to have sex with him, which is RAPE

  • willis2 Apr 10, 2008

    We've just been raped by the justice system.

  • anneonymousone Apr 10, 2008

    It's not "sexual relations" if it's forced. Let's stop trying to minimize the violence inherent in such acts.

  • Ol Forrester Apr 10, 2008

    Why aren't the names of the judge and district attorney part of the story? I vote in Franklin County and I really want to get their names right come election day.

  • Queenie Apr 10, 2008

    Disgusting and disgusted with the judicial system. Way to go judge - hope this doesn't happen to one of your family members. He'll rape again and you can bet on that!

  • 4lilboys Apr 10, 2008

    Why do they give criminals plea agreements? I say give them the charges they deserve and go to trial. Yes, it may tie up the court system for a little while but, in my opinion, it would be worth it because there would be fewer repeat offenders to deal with in the future. The court system is already tied up so let's just add a few more for now so there will be less for later.

  • Adelinthe Apr 10, 2008

    "Brake was initially charged with second-degree rape. He plead to patient abuse and neglect Wednesday."

    Why on earth did they allow this charge to be stepped down? This is WHY there are repeat offenders; the penalties aren't all that severe so that they can do them pretty much with their eyes closed.

    Praying for his victim.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • OrdinaryCitizen Apr 9, 2008

    We will be reading about this rapist doing the same thing in a few years. Wanna bet on this?

  • LaLa-Land Apr 9, 2008

    The poor woman must not have fammily to push this thing forward. The man will be out in no time raping again.

  • Dark_Horse Apr 9, 2008

    The case must have been pretty weak to accept a plea like that.