Dothan Teen Charged with Rape of 15-year-old Girl

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Police have arrested an 18-year-old Dothan male on multiple charges he raped a 15-year-old girl.

Dothan police Captain Larry Draughon says Caleb Blake Brooks was arrested Friday and was charged with 10 counts of second-degree rape.

Draughon said Brooks met the girl while he was employed at a local church. Investigators said the alleged sexual assaults occurred over a period of several months.

Brooks posted a $15,000 bond and was released from the Houston County Jail.

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  • by Shocked... Location: Dothan on Nov 23, 2008 at 07:44 PM
    As a parent, i'm shocked--I can't imagine how traumatizing this is for both teens involved, especially when it's public knowledge that they were dating for months and it was consensual activities taking place. Alabama should rethink the current laws on statuatory rape-as they are not "just". While i'm not in favor of teens having sex and certainly don't want my own to do so--I wouldn't ruin another child's life (the boy in this case) over consensual sex--think i'd get a better handle on who my child is allowed to date and what freedoms she is given for sure. If this were a "forced" rape, then by all means, but the age difference is very close, the parents were aware of the dating for months and months and this is not an "adult" taking advantage of a "child" in this case. Very sad that it got this far.
  • by Kelsea Location: Dothan, AL on Oct 16, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    I actually attended school with both the girl and the guy.. and I know that they dated for months.. with her parents consent. There were even pictures on her MySpace of him with her family. He actually just recently turned 18. I guess her parents just found out that they were having sex and decided to press charges. It's ridiculous. It was consensual, it only became a problem when Mommy and Daddy learned that the two were having sex.
  • by LBG Location: Dothan on Oct 15, 2008 at 03:59 PM
    I am very disappointed that this situation is being handled in such a BAD way. I have children and I will tell you I would be very upset if this happened to my child but BOTH were responsible and both should be accountable. REMEMBER:THE MEASURE YOU JUDGE OTHERS, YOU WILL BE JUDGED. Please think about this PARENTS before you ruin lives and stand in judgment for it.
  • by Anonymous Location: new brockton on Oct 15, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    poor guy, the story sounds pretty transparent
  • by Anonymous Location: elba on Oct 15, 2008 at 12:05 PM
    this is all a bunch of bull..if it was really rape then she would have said something about it instead of letting it happen 9 other times. I hope he gets a fair trial and i hope that the jury can see through to the truth. C'mon how could this possibly be rape.
  • by hmmm Location: enterprise on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    it is possible for a person to be rapped over several months. that person could have threatened that kids life. and no I dont know these kids from adams house cat. Im just saying some pple are being a little harsh! imagine if that had been your kid and someone said u were making this up? wouldn't be so funny then huh?
  • by tc on Oct 14, 2008 at 03:33 PM
    I agree how can you rape someone over several months. I think the parents consented at first and the became angry either with the daughter or boyfriend at the time. I think this young man needs to get him a GOOD lawyer for his defense.
  • by l Location: b on Oct 14, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    Well sounds like the parents of the girl are trying to make up for their daughters mistakes by pressing charges. It's like the old saying goes, you can't rape the willing!
  • by cc on Oct 14, 2008 at 12:24 PM
    How do you rape somone over several months?
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