Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Arrest in Brooke Bennett Case

Federal authorities arrested 58-year-old Kevin Grosenheider, of San Antonio, Texas on Friday for destroying evidence in the case.

Grosenheider rented a room to Raymond Gagnon. Gagnon - Brooke’s former stepfather - supposedly called him from Vermont on the day he was arrested, and asked him to throw out a safe believed to contain a computer. The computer allegedly held evidence that implicated Gagnon and someone else in the sexual assault of a minor girl.

Gagnon reportedly used the laptop to change Brooke’s MySpace page in an attempt to mislead authorities.

The FBI spent weeks searching a landfill, but failed to find the computer.

Grosenheider lied to investigators about the phone call, but later admitted Gagnon had called him. He also told agents that Gagnon had shown him images of child pornography on a cell phone and a home computer.

Grosenheider was charged with misprision of a felony — not reporting or helping cover up a crime.

He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear at an October 30 hearing.