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Archive for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Inmate who died was facing sex charges

June 25, 2008

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— An inmate facing rape and other sexual assault charges against two children was found dead after apparently hanging himself in his cell at the Franklin County jail, court records show.

Eddie Ray Brannan, 38, of Ottawa, was found at 11:55 a.m. Monday while detention officers were serving lunch, Franklin County Sheriff Craig Davis said. He said Brannan was alone in his cell.

Brannan was taken into custody Thursday by the Ottawa Police Department on suspicion of rape and indecent liberties with a child, Davis said.

Prosecutors charged him with four counts of rape and four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a 6-year-old, and four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a 4-year-old. The incidents are alleged to have happened between July 1, 2007, and Thursday, court documents filed Friday show.

Comments

alm77 6 years, 6 months ago

"other inmates would of taken care of it for him" - unfortunately, that's not the case these days. Sex offenders are housed together and separately from the general population just so that doesn't happen.

bondmen 6 years, 6 months ago

A permanently tortured soul whose shame overwhelmed him as he realized the evil, destructive nature of his personal, private behavior. He couldn't live with the memories of the tortured little children's faces clearly held in his mind, or the sound of their pleading and crying screams. It is so sad when adults take advantage of little ones in their care or sphere of influence. Instead of being an agent of joy and learning in these children's lives he was a narcissistic, conceited, self gratifying monster. His tortured life is a warning to all adolescents and adults to behave responsibly toward the weak and innocent along our path.

short1 2 years, 10 months ago

first off just cause he was accused doesnt mean he did it. and if you dont know all your stories and cant get the facts straight then you really shouldnt talk smack on him. i actuall knew him my whole life and he was an evry day part of it .. so if you dont know the facts then dont cause his family and friends the heart ache!!!!

alm77 6 years, 6 months ago

Well, Tongie, my father in law is a prison guard. On the sex offenders only ward. Where they are ALL kept separate from the rest of the population. For their own safety.

Miss_Spent 6 years, 6 months ago

Or, he couldn't handle one more meal of prison food.

Dixie Jones 6 years, 6 months ago

suicide .... the cowards way out.. although if he would of stuck around im sure other inmates would of taken care of it for him. to this person's (cant call him a man) family my sympathy i know each of you are greiving.

short1 2 years, 10 months ago

like i said before you dont know all your facts..ya he committed suicide as far as you know....just cause he is accused doesnt mean he did it...none of us need your sympathy!!!!

bmspa 6 years, 6 months ago

I say good! Sorry piece if trash anyways. He wouldn't have spent the rest of his life in prison either. Maybe a couple of years if that and then this perverted piece of trash would have been back at it. So good. Maybe they should provide them with their own rope and teach them knot making skills.

TongieMom 6 years, 6 months ago

That would be incorrect. All sex offenders are not housed separately or kept separately from other inmates. I'm sure there are specific cases where that is true, but for the most part it's not....they sleep and work side by side with other felons.

angel4dennis 6 years, 6 months ago

I agree with Tongiemom. My husband is a correctional officer at our own Lansing facility in Kansas. He has been there for years. He said they ARE housed together at least they are in Lansing. And they are allowed to be on work crews inside the facility only-not out in the public. My feeling is, with that many counts of rape and incest, there is no way he would have gotten just probabtion. He would have been sent to prison. But because he took a coward's way out, he will now permenantly be tortured in Hell. My condolenses to the families and the children who will suffer greatly for the actions of this man.

fu7il3 6 years, 6 months ago

What about the children's tortured lives? I could care less about his. Do you really think he felt guilty? Four counts each for two different children says he wasn't feeling THAT guilty. This wasn't a single isolated incedent. The guy killed himself rather than spend the rest of his life in prison.If he hadn't been in prison he would have done it again.

bigdave 6 years, 6 months ago

He would never spend his life in prison if it was his first affiance, after ple-bargens and such you would be lucky if he got six months county time.

TongieMom 6 years, 6 months ago

Well almm77...don't get all bent out of shape...I was just putting the information out there that that is not always the case. As I mentioned, I'm sure there are instances where that is the case but at the big house in Lansing they do sleep and work side by side with all the other felons.

bigdave 6 years, 6 months ago

I wish all perverts would hang them self's!! If he would of stuck it out he would just got probation and free taxed payed therapy. No room in prison it's full of inmate who got cot with a joint a few times!!! I will not shed a tear for his soul, one less perv in the world, I hope this is a big fad to pervs who heart kids, and if they need the rope and a good knot and some one to kick out the chair give me a call!!!

short1 2 years, 10 months ago

dont talk smack on some one you dont know. and some thing you know nothing about. you know nothing about him, the full story, or what actually happened you cant believe everything the paper says.

geniusmannumber1 6 years, 6 months ago

Bondmen, you might take your attempts at fiction elsewhere. That's just creepy.

short1 2 years, 10 months ago

if you dont know him and know the facts then quit talkin smack! you probably think you know the facts but you dont! people are falsely convicted all the time....you think you make it easy for family and friends to live in peace when you have DUMB people talking crap about something they know nothing about!!!

grammaddy 2 years, 10 months ago

Defending him won't do any good. We are just commenting on the article. If the comments bother you so much, maybe it would be best if you didn't read them.People are NOT falsely convicted ALL the time. Sure, it happens occasionally, but not very often.

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