It’s awful that they even have to go through this, but we'll be damned if they aren't doing everything in their power, and doing it EXTREMELY well.
Michael M. and John Kirby were sexually abused by an accused East Side pedophile, Stephen Brown, when Michael was 14 and Kirby was 15 or 16. Both attended the Allen-Stevenson school, but had rough home lives which made them easy targets.
They said Brown started out by smoking joints and cigarettes with them, then drank beer, and eventually Brown would watch porn with them too. This is when things got disgusting. Kirby says he woke up with his pants undone one morning, while Michael M. says that the fellatio Brown performed became a nightly thing that he just assumed was normal.
Also, Brown told the boys he was 20 years old, instead of his 30 years, to gain their trust.
Fast forward to 2014 and 62-year-old Brown has now been arrested… after the cops busted him at the Inn on the Hudson in Peekskill, Westchester County. He intended “to engage in various sexual acts” with a 12-year-old boy who was meeting him there. Cops found over 11,000 pornographic images, 15 of which Brown personally took of the boy he intended to meet from when the boy was only 10!
All of Brown’s abuse to Michael and Kirby made them decide to start photographing their attacker, since he still chatted with young boys at a boat park daily. They took pictures of him using their Nikon camera and 300mm lens.
These pictures are now being used to help prosecute the man that tormented them so many years ago!
For Michael and Kirby, their statute of limitations has run out, but they’re hoping to encourage any others who are the victims of sexual abuse to speak out about it! Such strength when they can't have justice of their own!
Hopefully their evidence helps put away this predator forever.
[Image via NY Police.]
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