Nelson Teen on Trial for Allegedly Molesting 6-Year-Old Brother

By: Lisa Ferrari Email
By: Lisa Ferrari Email

May 31, 2007

A Nelson County teen faced a trial for allegedly sodomizing a six-year-old child.

Since the suspect is a juvenile we were not allowed in the court room but authorities in Nelson County tell us a 14 year-old is being accused of molesting his own brother.

On Sunday April 29th, 2007 Nelson County authorities received a desperate call from a mother.

“Her six year old made mention to her that he had been touched in a sexual manner,” said Nelson County Investigator Mac Bridgewater.

That six-year-old said it was his own brother who hurt him.

Investigators questioned the family. “It was determined after a two year period the 14-year-old living in the household had committed forcible sodomy on the 6-year-old,” said Bridgewater.

Investigators believe the child was molested on multiple occasions over a two-year period.

This investigation was difficult for authorities not only because of the alleged crime, but also because of the ages of the victim and the suspect.

“You’re talking about a 6-year-old who would have been 4 years old when it started and a 14-year-old who would have been 12; remembering anything that would have been helpful to us as well,” said Bridgewater.

Detectives found no physical evidence. They base their case solely on the testimony of those involved. A judge heard those accounts Thursday afternoon during a trial and prosecutors could not confirm whether the teen was found guilty or not guilty because of his age.

Investigators say either way, it will be a long road for this family.

“It’s going to be long term help for the 6-year-old and the mother and father of these children, they are torn because they have one child who has done something to one of their other children,” said Bridgewater.

What may be more disturbing for investigators is that there seems to be no motive. They say they don’t know out why the 14-year-old allegedly hurt his brother.

If the teen was convicted, he could be held until the age of 21.

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