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Police Believe They Have Found Brooke's Body (VT's first Amber alert ends horribly)
WCAX ^ | 7/2/08

Posted on 07/02/2008 3:47:11 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter

Police believe they have found the remains of Brooke Bennett, 12, of Braintree. Police say the remains were found on property on Crocker Road in Randolph near the home of Michael Jacques. Police found ground there that had been recently disturbed yesterday. Today, a search found the body there. Police say Brooke's body was recovered at 4:45 p.m.

An autopsy will be performed in Burlington to confirm it is Brooke and to try to find the cause of death. Police do call the death suspicious.

Brooke's family was notified of the discovery.

Brooke disappeared a week ago. She was last seen at a Randolph convenience store with her uncle, Michael Jacques. Police had previously called Jacques a person of interest in her disappearance and they had been searching his property in Randolph.

Late this afternoon, federal authorities also announced they will charge Jacques with kidnapping Brooke. The affidavit will not be released until the charges are filed in court Thursday morning.

Police plan to hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday to update the case.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: amberalert; brookebennett; childabuse; childrape; missing; pedophile; sexring
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Her uncle, a convicted sex offender, apparently killed Brooke. One certainly has to wonder if VT's policy of endangering children by shielding the identity of sex offenders played a role here.
1 posted on 07/02/2008 3:47:13 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Straight Vermonter

Need a rope and a tree.


2 posted on 07/02/2008 3:49:04 PM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: Straight Vermonter

>> One certainly has to wonder if VT’s policy of endangering children by shielding the identity of sex offenders played a role here.

If they have such a law, its clearly a bad law. But, regardless of shield laws, you’d think his family would know he was a creep.

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3 posted on 07/02/2008 3:49:49 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor (Jack Bauer for President '08 -- All the world's terrorists hate him. Sounds like a fair fight.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

God rest her soul..............so sad


4 posted on 07/02/2008 3:50:03 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (NYT - The Official Razor of "John's Long Mustache".)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Court Papers: Uncle Brought Brooke Home for Sex

Federal officials say in court papers that Brooke Bennett's uncle brought her home and took her upstairs to have sex.

In an affidavit, officials say a teenage girl admitted helping Michael Jacques drop 12-year-old Brooke off at a store on June 25 and then get her and return to his Randolph home for sex. Brooke has not been seen since.

In the U.S. District Court affidavit, the teen told agents she herself had been having sex with Jacques, 42, since she was 9 in a sex ring called Breckinridge. She said she was told Brooke was going to be brought into the ring that day.

The information came in federal court where Brooke's former stepfather, Ray Gagnon, is facing obstruction of justice charges brought by federal officials. According to court papers, Gagnon rented a room in a house in San Antonio owned by Kevin Grosenheider. Gagnon allegedly called Grosenheider and asked him to throw out a safe that contained a laptop. The safe was thrown into a dumpster and police have not been able to find it.

Court papers also say that Michael Jacques knew Brooke's user name and the password to her MySpace account and went in and altered her page on the day she disappeared. Jacques also allegedly had Gagnon go on to MySpace and change Brooke's user name and password. Cell phone records show four calls between Jacques and Gagnon on the day Brooke disappeared.

According to the court papers, computer forensics traced activity on Brooke's page to San Antonio and Jacques' laptop.

Read the affidavit containing the evidence against Raymond Gagnon.**

**WARNING: This document contains graphic and explicit content not suitable for children.

5 posted on 07/02/2008 3:50:03 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: verity

Rope and tree are okay but can’t use a noose, those have been banned. Good news though is that a bowline around the neck is much slower and more painful...


6 posted on 07/02/2008 3:50:53 PM PDT by Domandred (McCain's 'R' is a typo that has never been corrected)
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To: Straight Vermonter
wonder if VT's policy of endangering children by shielding the identity of sex offenders played a role here.

What about the fact that this Cretan had been in jail for rape and kidnapping of another child?

I thought kidnappers were there, if not for life, for a very long time.

Any news on why the family allowed this man, family or not, around their child?

7 posted on 07/02/2008 3:51:01 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terrible agitated)
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To: Domandred

Works for me. ;-)


8 posted on 07/02/2008 3:51:57 PM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: Straight Vermonter
1+1=2


9 posted on 07/02/2008 3:52:34 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Hemorrhage
you’d think his family would know he was a creep.

especially since he had, apparently, served time previously for rape and kidnapping of a child.

The judges that let these Cretans back at large, need to be charged as accessories

10 posted on 07/02/2008 3:53:31 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terrible agitated)
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To: maine-iac7; Hemorrhage

The Brooke’s father said he had never even met the uncle (Jacques). Jacques is the husband of the Brooke’s mother’s sister.


11 posted on 07/02/2008 3:54:09 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I volunteer to go up and take care of both the uncle and the former step-father. Maybe even the mother as well. Give me some rope.


12 posted on 07/02/2008 3:54:09 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Bill O’R will be on the war path abou this! Rightfully so.


13 posted on 07/02/2008 3:54:14 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Straight Vermonter

Again with the creepy uncle and no-goodnik stepdad.


14 posted on 07/02/2008 3:55:52 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: maine-iac7
The judges that let these Cretans back at large, need to be charged as accessories

I was surprised he had even done 13 years for his previous rape.

15 posted on 07/02/2008 3:57:35 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter
The Criminal Past of Brooke's Uncle

We have learned more about Brooke Bennett's uncle Michael Jacques and his prior conviction for kidnapping and rape in 1992.

Jacques, 42, was charged Monday with raping a child repeatedly for five years and taking part in a sex ring called Breckenridge. This is not the first time the 42-year-old has been the focus of a sex crime investigation.

In 1993, he was convicted of kidnapping and rape committed in June 1992. Court records show that the victim was an 18-year-old young woman he supervised at a fast-food business in Rutland. The records show he and a friend got her drunk and then Jacques alone forced her into his car and over the next four hours raped her several times. The police affidavit says she was choked with a rope around her neck, gagged with a cloth in her mouth, and handcuffed with police-style cuffs. Police say Jacques eventually let her go after he told her he needed help and was going to seek psychiatric counseling.

The victim told police that Jacques said he had killed a 12-year-old girl he raped in Arizona in 1985 because she threatened to go to the police, "so he had to kill her."

The police were unable to confirm his claimed killing of the 12-year-old in Arizona, but Jacques did plead no contest to the charges of kidnap and rape in Vermont. In return, under a plea agreement, he got six years in prison, but was released after serving only four and half with credit for good time.

That 1992 plea deal also required Jacques to complete the sex offender treatment program before he could be released from probation. According to the records, he did complete the therapy program, and was released from state supervision in December 2006. Corrections officials say Jacques completed his sex offender treatment program in 2000.

Jacques does have another conviction-- in 1985 in Washington County for lewd and lascivious conduct. We are working to get the records in that case.

Read the affidavit containing the police evidence against Michael Jacques in the CURRENT case.**

**WARNING: This document contains graphic and explicit content not suitable for children. WCAX News chose to black out some information from this document that we feel may identify the victim.

16 posted on 07/02/2008 4:00:16 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: maine-iac7
The judges that let these Cretans back at large, need to be charged as accessories

It is a fantasy of mine that when I win the lottery, I will use the money to buy or rent houses in the neighborhoods of the releasing judges and offer the perps that were released free use of the houses "while they get back on their feet".

Maybe living next door to these creeps will give judges pause for thought.

17 posted on 07/02/2008 4:01:05 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: verity

Just out of Helena in Clancy, Mt. we have “Hanging Tree Gulch”. The hanging tree is still there but not used for a while. I would pay his transportation to Clancy if someone else would buy a nice rough rope to make the noose.


18 posted on 07/02/2008 4:01:10 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: verity

Just out of Helena in Clancy, Mt. we have “Hanging Tree Gulch”. The hanging tree is still there but not used for a while. I would pay his transportation to Clancy if someone else would buy a nice rough rope to make the noose.


19 posted on 07/02/2008 4:01:12 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Yet another senseless death of a child, due to a sex offender being let out of prison. When will the judges and law enforcement agencies get that you cannot rehabilitate these people. How many children must die?
20 posted on 07/02/2008 4:01:36 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: jesseam

sorry about the double post, my trigger finger was twitchy


21 posted on 07/02/2008 4:02:02 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

kill the bastard


22 posted on 07/02/2008 4:03:28 PM PDT by firewalk
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correction: kill the bastard(S)
23 posted on 07/02/2008 4:04:52 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: Straight Vermonter
But this guy was family, did they not know? Did the parents of this poor child allow her to associate, unsupervised, with man they knew went to prison for a previous molestation or rape of another relative? If so, they are to blame too.

Lord knows a lot of people have been disgraced by a relative, but had I a relative who went to prison for that, no way he would be near my child alone!! Unsupervised.

24 posted on 07/02/2008 4:05:09 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: TommyDale
forget rope...give me some duct tape, and 16oz Gold Wing hammer, and a box of 16 penny nails...

no need to make it painless..

25 posted on 07/02/2008 4:06:09 PM PDT by Fedupwithit (We are but fleas on this Earthen canine)
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To: Straight Vermonter

oh no. I sorta knew this would end badly, but still, this is disappointing and sad news.


26 posted on 07/02/2008 4:07:59 PM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can differentiate, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians - OBL)
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To: gidget7

My guess (only a guess) is that the family sheltered the girl by not telling her about an uncle that was not part of their lives anyway.


27 posted on 07/02/2008 4:08:52 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Vermont is one of the states that will not pass Megan's Law.

This case sounds like something out of L&O- Special Victims Unit.

This creep and her step father were both involved according to latest reports.

Both men and women involved in the sexual initation of this child.

28 posted on 07/02/2008 4:09:31 PM PDT by mware
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To: Straight Vermonter

Damn SOB, prayers for Brooke and her family......hope the sob that did this rots in hell.............


29 posted on 07/02/2008 4:09:56 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INFIDEL STEPHENJOHNBANKER)
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To: poindexter

Nully likes!


30 posted on 07/02/2008 4:10:16 PM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can differentiate, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians - OBL)
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To: Straight Vermonter

We should all send thank you letters to the 5 members of the SOCTUS that eliminated the death penalty as an option for these animals./disgusted sarc


31 posted on 07/02/2008 4:10:27 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Straight Vermonter

You were very correct to post that warning!

Wow, what has happened to this country?


32 posted on 07/02/2008 4:11:53 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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To: ConservaTexan

I meant to include “BEFORE they kill.”


33 posted on 07/02/2008 4:12:44 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Salvation

Can you ping the prayer list for this poor, unfortunate girl?


34 posted on 07/02/2008 4:13:51 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Isn’t Vermont a Pedophile Asylum State?


35 posted on 07/02/2008 4:17:50 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: TommyDale

What mother would even allow a brother who was a child rapist into her home?

I saw her on TV crying, she seemed like a pathetic dim bulb. Now her daughter is dead. I feel so sorry for her little girl.

So sad. Do you know if Vermont has the death penalty?


36 posted on 07/02/2008 4:18:30 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I read it. These monsters should not be allowed to continue polluting this world for one second longer than necessary.


37 posted on 07/02/2008 4:20:04 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: poindexter

That’s a great idea! May you win the lottery


38 posted on 07/02/2008 4:21:52 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a large number of electrons were terrible agitated)
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To: Straight Vermonter

This would be a good place for an O’Reilly Jihad.


39 posted on 07/02/2008 4:22:59 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: poindexter
Very creative!
40 posted on 07/02/2008 4:24:28 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Straight Vermonter

I read your link. It’s hard to believe something like this could happen and go unnoticed. How many people were involved in this Breckenridge program? This may get big. It kind of reminds me of something similar that happened in Holland,I think, a few years back. It was a child sex ring involving hundreds including very high officials. I never did get the whole story on that one.


41 posted on 07/02/2008 4:26:39 PM PDT by BBell
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To: verity

Drawn & quartered.


42 posted on 07/02/2008 4:26:44 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Soldier soon to be training other Army Soldiers)
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To: Straight Vermonter

That sex offender program really did a lot of good


43 posted on 07/02/2008 4:27:07 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Straight Vermonter

Dear God.


44 posted on 07/02/2008 4:27:43 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: indylindy

Probably not. One of the most liberal states in the former Union.


45 posted on 07/02/2008 4:29:39 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: ConservaTexan

And our USSC thinks that the death penalty is not a fitting punishment for the rape of a child.

We see now that nothing short of death will keep these animals from raping again.


46 posted on 07/02/2008 4:29:51 PM PDT by Carley
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To: indylindy

The last execution in Vermont was in 1954 and the death penalty was abolished in 1964.


47 posted on 07/02/2008 4:30:39 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Straight Vermonter
One certainly has to wonder if VT's policy of endangering children by shielding the identity of sex offenders played a role here.

Why? The guy who lured her was Brooke's own uncle and I'm sure the family knew of his background! The other girl involved was also a family member.

The more relevant question in my mind is why the parents of Brooke or the other girl would allow either of them any contact whatsoever with this convicted sex offender Uncle?

48 posted on 07/02/2008 4:30:43 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: MuttTheHoople

Yes, with very light sentencing for the perverts.


49 posted on 07/02/2008 4:31:51 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Domandred
I recall reading How Green Was My Valley, there was a part where a child had been raped and killed.

The men folk of the village went from house to house. When they finally found the culprit, they handed him over to the child's father and brothers.

The reverend final words to the father and brothers was, "Do not pollute the earth with his body, when you are done."

50 posted on 07/02/2008 4:31:58 PM PDT by mware
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