Police Officer Released Easily After Sexual Acts With Children

Posted on: January 28th, 2009 35 Comments
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A former reserve police officer and truant officer, Scott Bramhall (43), was arrested Knox County Jail on one count of sexual contact and one count of sexual touching. He was using a knife during the sexual acts. The mother of the victim claimed that Bramhall had physically threatened her 9-year-old daughter around the time of December school vacation. At that time he was under investigation for having sexual contact involving her daughter. Judge Patricia Worth at Sixth District Court approved that Bramhall had harassed the child.

Conditions of his bail include no contact with children under age 16 except his own two children, no contact with the victim, and being prohibited from going to the victim’s school or residence. He was released on $1,000 cash bail. Scott Bramhall was also arrested earlier this year in Lincoln County on a sex charge involving a 16-years-old boy. This case was later dropped by the district attorney’s office.

Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau announced that the case involving the 9-year-old girl should not be considered closed finally. ”If significant new information becomes available, the case will be reevaluated.”

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35 Responses

  1. Perry Wh says:

    sick man^ leave kids alone, loser!!^^

  2. Fred J. Harris says:

    You folks here at policebrutality don’t seem to get it. Sure cops commit crimes, and when they are caught, they are prosecuted more often than not, more harshly than if your ordinary citizen committed the same crime. The reason cops commit crimes, is because they are human, and humans are open to human frailties, which include committing crime. It’s apparently that you get your kicks pointing out when cops are the ones caught committing these crimes. What’s your point, that you hate cops? Curious to see if this gets printed or censored.

    • Indian says:

      There are no words to decsirbe how bodacious this is.

    • Eve says:

      Statistically, most policemen that get charged with crimes do get off or get lesser sentences than if normal citizens committed the crime when, in reality, it should be backwards. Ever heard of ‘sovereign immunity’? It’s a bunch of BS.
      Yes, of course, there are many good cops who love their job, help people, and never harm anyone except as a last resort.
      But sadly, what seems to be a majority of cops today have a God-complex along with a badge and gun. Not a good combination.

    • kim freeman says:

      because police are supose to uphold the law and protect us its like a child who looks to there parents for protection and that parent abuse them if your dad abused you would you say its alright he is human i think they should be punished more harshly if we cant trust police who can we trust

    • yvette says:

      Fred are you serious???? Police officers are ALWAYS painted as angels when most are crooked devils!!!! Stop lying!!! We all know their shit gets swept under the rug n they HARDLY ever get punished let alone harshly ( unless caught with smoking gun)….HA! Police officers get blind faith by All just because they are cops, n they will LIE,STEAL,RAPE, ABUSE,AND DID I SAY LIE!!!! Yet now you point out them as just human huh???? Devils shouldn’t go to church, n dishonest ppl shouldn’t become or REMAIN cops!!!! I live in Chicago where the police have become the BIGGEST GANG in city….and killing the INNOCENT just like one! All they exercise is deadly force, from grandkids to grandmas….KILLERS!!!

    • Debbi says:

      how do you figure they get punished more harshly? Most never face criminal charges, only investigations or suspensions which means there is no deterrent that is substantial or significant. Any civilian who would have done the same thing would have had their children taken away. Yet their safety doesn’t seem to be in question because he’s a cop. And with his cover blown and the inability to prey on the public he will turn his pedosadism onto his own. He’ll probably get transferred, that’s what they do with the priests.

    • Fiamma says:

      The point YOU are missing is: they are representing the LAW, they are knowingly taking the job to prevent crime. No one argues they are human or not? This is not Electrical engineering, this is one way to keep these so called human in check. Also before shooting your mouth maybe you need to take a close look at some cases and compare a Ex-Police officer’s punishment with same crime but a lot harsher punishment for a non Police. I would name all the cases but not for your narrow minded Engineered brain. Is not people hate the police, read your history, police hates people by far. This is a Fact well known to the rest of the world about this country, but people like you, are the only ones have hard time to except it.

  3. Sicko says:

    Uhhh, Fred? Cop or not, this guy is a sicko. A 9 year-old girl with a knife?? And $1,000 bail? Come on. You do the math.

    • Debbi says:

      really, $1000 dollar bail on a violent sex crime? Apparently Fred Harris thinks this was too harsh. Sounds like he might be a cop-o-phile too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am not suprised…cops always do this type of thing..sad part is though…its not police brutality if its not on Camera..

  5. downwithelite says:

    Everyday the Newspapers and Mainstream media is filled with the graft and corruption of Politicians and the Corporate Elite, and time and time again, the American public must sit and watch them plead the fifth and/or claim executive privilege,… at worst, they get a slap on the wrist or Pardoned Later by their Cohorts occupying powerful positions in Public office.

    In recent years, a number of Police officers have murdered citizens in cold blood because of mistaken identity or for committing lesser infractions.

    It is more then obvious that those in Public Authority are immediately offered the benefit of doubt and receive much more consideration then the average Man on the street, so I can only conclude that someone who believes that Law enforcement persons get harsher Punishment then the Average Citizen for committing the same criminal acts, must be living in some surreal, Fantasy land that I have never been privy to.

  6. AMomsVoice says:

    cut off the bastards balls!!!

  7. Kenneth says:

    So…Who’s to blame if he hurts or kills another child? He sounds dangerous to me.

  8. Danny says:

    Turn him over to a group of stay at home moms and let them decide his punishment.

  9. Paule says:

    any person who harms a child sexually or physically needs to be in custody. children should be protected from predators. how can those who let these people go free sleep at night? hang them all from the picasso.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I don't understand the point of this section. Of course there will be instances when people employed as police officers commit sexual crimes. Why not have a page for construction workers that commit sex crimes?.. What's the point of this? Its obvious someone got their weed "stolen by the cops" to come up with this site. We get it, you don't like police… Who do you call first when your house gets burglarized or you car gets stolen. …… This will probably be censored because its not far-left propaganda.

    • Eve says:

      The point isn’t necessarily that he did it, but that because he was a cop he got off far more easily than he would have had he not had a gun and God-complex.

    • Debbi says:

      The point is that regular civilians have to be accountable and held to the law for their actions with the utmost fervor. Not so for cops or priests who rape. Any civilian would not be allowed access to their own kids after such an offense. They might even go to jail even though DOJ seems soft on rapists. And maybe civilians shouldn’t call the cops anymore, especially if they have a dog or could be wearing a purple bathrobe. The cop might assume they are holding a gun when they aren’t just because they have a picture of that in their head from those “no more hesitation” targets from Letargets. Nevertheless, time will only tell if the prosecutor feels a duty to prosecute this offender.

    • Debbi says:

      Furthermore, are you implying that those who feel that cops should not be held accountable to the law are far-right wing propagandists? Those who highlight these injustices are far-left? Wouldn’t it be nice if nobody pointed any of this out, very convenient, right? Police don’t have to worry about the mainstream media, they rarely report any of these events. So are you saying that anyone who came to this site and finds the misdeeds revolting is someone who has had their “weed” stolen by cops? Really? The point is that we pay the cops to protect the public, not rape them, beat them up, or shoot or strangle their pets to death, or dump them out of a wheelchair. Your non-sensical defensive stance makes me think you might be a rapist with a badge…do you feel that the public owes it to you because you had to work just like the rest of us but many more perks? When you’re raping a taxpayer, does it make you feel privileged?

  11. crazyppl says:

    You people are all crazy. Police are supposed to know and uphold the law better than anybody. Police officers should all have to lead by example, and the ones that break the law should face stricter punishment because of this. I don't think there should be any such thing as suspension with pay. If the officers in question didn't think they could get away with stuff so easily, they might think twice about abusing their power.

  12. Joe says:

    Good police officers are brought down by these criminals. Most criminals get off easy because of the system.

  13. Anon says:

    I am a victim of child molestation, and this officer got off EASY! Bailed out for $1000. The predator who molested me only got 7 years, and I feel that that wasn’t even long enough, but this douche cop got off with a slap on the wrist!! It is ridiculous how our “justice” system works. A drug dealer gets MORE time than a child molester. Something isn’t right with that. This is something that needs to be brought up in our political system!

  14. Daniel says:

    Wow, I dislike many cops because of what they do to people.

  15. ceasar says:

    pooooooooooooooooooooooooop on a bun

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  17. terry wagar says:

    Two police officer’s named Eric Carlson and John Ray broke into my home and they raped my daughter Kayle Wagar and they planted child porn on our computer and they poisoned my coffee cup and coffee pot!

    They bragged about this at Clackamas Walmart and then they printed out flyers giving me the blame for their crimes and they distributed those flyers in my neighborhood destroying my reputation!

    They did all this on one day in March 26th 2007, and they call this activity pedofying, meaning they do whatever they have to do to destroy their targets reputation so no one will care if their target is murdered, and these cops/pedofyers are more than happy to commit the crimes themselves!

    My wife Joan Wagar was having an affair with Eric Carlson and she helped them to break into our home so they could rape our daughter and to frame me for it!

    This is a common form of murder commited by Portland police officer’s and their caught bragging about it to their bro’s at Clackamas Walmart!

    Cops brag pedofying people gets them killed off, that’s admitting to premeditated murder their admitting to!
    Cops never do this alone, they have the support of their emtire police department when it comes to cops framing people, which is why very few people hear of these crimes because police cover up all complaints of these crimes and news media is mums the word about it!

    Terry Wagar

  18. anonomyous says:

    He should be hung or get a lethal injection(yes i know they dont hang anymore)

  19. devilcat says:

    I wish you all knew the difference between cop and police. I was taught the differance but the more I experience the less I’m sure police really exist. so often there is this institutionalized excessive use of force that its just swept under the rug. i know a few police but have seen even more cops theseb days. dont be a coward, stand agains your fellow officers when they are wrong. dont hide behind crap laws.

  20. anonomyous says:

    I was the nine year old girl, that was the victim of this case. I am now 15 years old. To be seeing what some people have been commenting, is very hurtful. I don’t care if he was a police officer or not. He should have gone to prison. I’ve had to move school, move towns, and lock myself in my house. I used to only leave my house when I had school, or sport events. I’ve been through counseling and this event is still in my head and I know it will never go away. But for the people that think what he got was enough, you should feel disgusted with yourself. What if I was your kid? You’d feel very different. Thanks, just thought I’d put that out there.

    • Debbi says:

      They are scumbags and I’m so sorry this had to happen to you. What did the prosecutor state as his reason for not wanting to prosecute?

  21. ray says:

    this is totally disgusting! these sorry pieces of garbage cops! and the fool that stated they get punished more severly than the average citizen. who do he think he is fooling? the people all see these vicious animals out hunting down people to violate. they are the worse types of criminals,they are a bunch of gang banging thugs! the crips and bloods,the kings and bishops dont have nothing on these sorry disgusting criminals! probably the saddest thing i see is how churches are so quick to tell the congregation how were suppose to abide by the law,why dont they preach to the criminals in uniforms to abide by that same law?!?

  22. Jollyroger says:

    In the past most cops were decent sort. They would even help people.
    Now today: They are all PIGS! lying, thieving, drug dealing, murdering , raping swine. They can’t wait to bust some heads or outright kill someone- anyone. Psychopathic bullies with badges. If some pig had done that to my daughter I would not have hesitated to shoot this piece of animal excrement in a heartbeat, preferably in the groin first, watch him suffer a bit than a double tap in the head.
    My sympathies to the poor victim of this heinous crime perpetrated by a sick, twisted, perverted, degenerate excuse for a human being. People like this cop or not, should simply be taken out and shot.

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