Friday, October 3, 2008

Vermont Dismisses Charges Against Brooke Bennett’s Former Stepfather

Ray Gagnon was arrested in July following the disappearance of 12-year old Brooke Bennett. The former stepfather of Brooke has been held on obstruction of justice charges.

Vermont has filed a motion to dismiss the charges because Gagnon has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas on charges of production and transportation of child pornography.

He admitted he has downloaded a vast amount of child pornography from the Internet, including images of children as young as 5 and that he stores the images on his laptop computer.

Gagnon rented a room in a house in San Antonio owned by Kevin Grosenheider. Allegedly, Gagnon called Grosenheider and told him to throw out a safe that contained the laptop.

The safe was reportedly thrown into a dumpster. The FBI ended a lengthy search, without recovering the safe.

Gagnon also faces charges of possession of child pornography in Alabama. His former home was in Cullman, Alabama.

Fox 44