BIRTH: July 12, 1995

DEATH: June 25, 2008

Brooke Marie Bennett ~ Age 12

Brooke, 12, disappeared and her body was found one week later. Brooke’s uncle was charged with the kidnapping. According to an affidavit, an unidentified minor told police that Bennett was being groomed by her uncle to join a sex ring called Breckinridge.

On October 1, 2008, her uncle was indicted on charges of kidnapping resulting in murder and five counts of child pornography. After he kidnapped Brooke, he drugged, raped and then strangled her before burying her body in a shallow grave near his home.

Another defendant in the case, Brooke’s former stepfather, was charged with obstructing justice in the case. The FBI says he had his roommate in Texas throw out a computer believed to contain child pornography.


Pal in Vermont girls case regrets involvement

Funeral for Brooke Bennett, 12, of Vermont to be held Wednesday

The Brooke Bennett Foundation



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