One must wonder what's going through the mind of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock at this point. A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by all accounts, he's undergoing what might be the most severe test of faith he's ever been faced with, watching his family melt down before his eyes. The apparent sexual misconduct of his wife Susan Brock already dealt him an emotional body blow. All previous posts on this case available HERE, with the most recent post appearing first.
And now it's been compounded by the report that on Wednesday December 29th, 2010, his 21-year-old daughter Rachel Katherine Brock, who is a professional photographer, has been accused of sexual misconduct -- with the same victim. Rachel was arrested on three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of transmitting obscene material as part of the ongoing investigation surrounding her mother, 48-year-old Susan Brock. Rachel's already appeared in court, and the judge has ordered her held at the Maricopa County Jail without bond. Rachel Brock also has a Facebook page HERE.
Specifically, Rachel Brock is accused of committing numerous sex acts with the teenage boy between February 2007 and August 2008, and sending him nude photos and a video of herself masturbating; none of the acts involved intercourse. The boy was 14 at the time, and Rachel Brock was 18, classifying the crimes as dangerous crimes against children. However, there are indications that Susan and Rachel Brock didn't know about each other's relationship with the teen. Since this post, Rachel Brock was released on her own recognizance while the investigation proceeds; she could be re-arrested anytime.
A third party has already been caught up in this net. On December 28th, Christian Hart Weems, a friend of Susan Brock, was arrested for conspiracy to commit computer tampering or altering of data, computer tampering or altering of data, hindering prosecution, and tampering with physical evidence, all felonies; she is accused of destroying and altering evidence in the personal email account of the victim.
Fulton Brock has already reacted to this development, issuing the following statement:
Shocked and devastated are not words sufficient to describe the news this day or what has transpired over the past two months. In October, my wife of 28 years was arrested and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a minor. Now, my daughter has been arrested, pending charges.
She is being accused of having a relationship with the same young man when she was 18. I have filed to divorce my wife. I cannot divorce my daughter. She is my blood. I will always be her Dad. And she needs one now more than ever.
All families are challenged. But no family should ever be challenged this way whether it be ours, or that of the victim and his family.
Justice demands answers and cooperation.
Nothing can ever make this situation right other than raising awareness so other families can avoid such sorrow. As a person of faith I ask for your continued prayers.
This statement implies that Fulton Brock believes his wife is the "heavy" in this case and sucked other people into it. Since Christian Weems never had any contact with the victim, one could make the case that she acted out of misguided loyalty, which doesn't make her any less accountable, but which implies she could be considered a secondary victim of Susan Brock.
The Phoenix New Times also publishes another story about it HERE; many heartless, cold-blooded people are expressing their joy over Fulton Brock's ordeal in the comments section.