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Juvenile waived to adult court

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Brazil juvenile was waived into adult court for their alleged involvement in the abduction of a Terre Haute woman in October 2007.

According to information provided by the court, Kristle A. Brewer, 18, is alleged to have helped convicted sexual predator Larry Sharps transport an unidentified Terre Haute woman he abducted from her home back to Brazil.

On Wednesday, Brewer appeared in juvenile court before Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout on formal charges of a class C felony criminal confinement and class D felony assisting a criminal.

However, juvenile court proceedings usually do not handle such extreme charges when dealing with allegations of delinquency by a minor.

According to Indiana Code 31-30-3-2, the juvenile court may waive jurisdiction if it finds (1) the child is charged with a crime that an adult would be charged with a felony for committing, (2) was at least 16-years of age, but under age 18, when the crime was allegedly committed, (3) there is probable cause to believe the child committed the act and (4) it is in the best interests of the safety and welfare of the community that the child stand trial as an adult.

Due to the "heinous nature" of the charges against Brewer, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to waive her case into adult court.

Agreeing, Trout granted the prosecutor's office 72 hours to formally file adult charges against Brewer. He also entered a not guilty plea on Brewer's behalf and appointed attorney James Organ to represent her.

Remanded into the custody of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Brewer was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $10,000 bond with no 10 percent allowed.

Brewer is scheduled to appear for an initial hearing Monday to be formally charged.

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I was wondering if she would be held accountable. Doesn't she have a child with Mr. Sharps?

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Nov 20, 2008, at 6:01 PM

wow... i remember this girl from school... and she is 18 isn't she an adult

-- Posted by blue357 on Thu, Nov 20, 2008, at 8:21 PM

She might be 18 now but how old was she when the crime happened? Heck look at past articles, that happened a long time ago. More than likely when she was 16 or 17 which would make her a juvenile.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Thu, Nov 20, 2008, at 8:37 PM

Ape1......Everyone should be held accountable for their actions, regardless of how or why they are involved. Especially if she is old enough to have a child (or more?), then she's old enough to have been a little wiser.

-- Posted by gingersnap13 on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 6:04 AM

I asked about her earlier because I thought they said someone else was involved. This is a shame and she should be held accountable, but I have a feeling that in some ways she was a victim also. Just a hunch.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 6:43 AM

gosh, 18 with 2 kids and 1 on the way- someone needs to get her on some birthcontrol. I don't see how she could just let him hurt that lady and help him to boot. I thought that she was the one who drove the lady to Brazil for him.

-- Posted by ape1 on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 10:31 AM

yes. i deffinantly think this girl should be accountable for being an adult she is 18 with almost 3 kids. wow....thats all i can say!!! BIRTHCONTROL. immediatly

-- Posted by nhs_babe_2011 on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 11:36 AM

Where was she arrested? Who arrested her? I need to know these things! *wink*

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 12:12 PM

it looks as if she went to court and then was taken across the street

-- Posted by ape1 on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 1:04 PM


Has a child, had another one with Sharps as the father and is now pregnant again. anybody notice that Sharps has been in jail since he was arrested in October 2007.

This girl not only needs birth control, she needs guidance from a mature adult role model to learn how to not only be a mother for her children but to learn how to become a productive citizen.

This is such a shame. We have too many young people in our community involved in these types of terrible tragedies.

-- Posted by Cy on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 1:19 PM

I am not tryingto make excuses for her, but if this is the same kid that I met years ago when I lived in Brazil... she didn't have much in the way of parental guidance, and she was always running around town. I also thought that she was just looking for someone to love her. Somehow I knew that one day she would be in trouble. Mind you that I don't agree with what she did and she does deserve punishment, but we need to think more about the impact that all of this is going to have on her poor children! There are thousands of girls just like her who aren't mentally mature and are more than willing to accept the words of a pervert and/or criminal as the truth when they tell them "I love you" or coerse them into criminal activities. So I guess what I am saying is, she has many contributing factors, but we should pray for her children and the family that she helped do this to!

-- Posted by Southernized on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 6:52 PM

Please, This girl played a direct roll in the abduction and brutal rape of a young college student whom most likely would have been killed when these two monsters were finished with her. She had an oppurtunity to free the victim when this guy went to the store to by items to board up the basement the victim was being kept in, she should serve as much time as the law allows and her children should be adopted out to loving familys whom never tell what a monster their mom really was.

-- Posted by SimpleIsBetter on Fri, Nov 21, 2008, at 9:12 PM

Larry Sharps has not been in jail, I have seen him at the bar 3 times in the last month and the grocery store twice, I don't know if he is now but he also dyed his hair blonde. I know her and she was raised by her grandmother because her mother didn't want her. When I was around her she was really nice and had just moved here and her grandma was really strict on her. She was home with her baby all the time. I don't know what happened to her!

-- Posted by SKCC on Sat, Nov 22, 2008, at 12:27 PM

Larry Sharps has not been in jail, I have seen him at the bar 3 times in the last month and the grocery store twice, I don't know if he is now but he also dyed his hair blonde.

-- Posted by SKCC on Sat, Nov 22, 2008, at 12:27 PM

Umm, I don't think so!!

-- Posted by RickS on Sat, Nov 22, 2008, at 9:29 PM

well i personally know her we lived in the same town and she was friends with my counsin... this was a while ago she was a scab than and is still a scab know the only people i feel sorry for right now are her babies... where were they when all this was going on?

-- Posted by jessicavysoc on Mon, Nov 24, 2008, at 4:13 PM

i personally know her... we went to school together and her brother dustin was in our class (2006) as a matter of fact she hung out with my cousin... she did live with her grandma in roachdale but her grandma let her do whatever. i believed than as i do now... she is a scab and will never make anything of herself the only ppl that i feel sorry for in this case is the terre haute woman and those babies... which brings me to my next question... does anyone know where her babies were when they were doing this? and for those saying she should be tried as a child i think that is bull crap either way she knew what was going on.... she should of called the cops IF SHE DIDNT WANT IT TO GO ON.... if i was trout i wouldnt even give her a fair chance.... GULITY AS CHARGED!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by jessicavysoc on Mon, Nov 24, 2008, at 7:37 PM

In everyone's lives there are decisions. Some are simple like what to have for dinner but then there are others that are life changers. She obviously has impaired decision making capabilities and was only able to make a decision based upon what good would result for her. That is CHILDISH thinking. It displays resoundingly her maturity level and a lack of education too.

There are times for mercy and I don't know if this is one of those times. The mercy should be to the victim who now must suffer the trauma that will more than likely be disabling for her lifetime. This will forever mar how she lives and her quality of life will be affected no matter how hard she will try to move on. Rape is not about sex, its about power. Add to that this monster and his menacing accomplice chose to add abduction as the means to carry out such a perverse and tragic crime.

I understand the previous posts about this young woman not being given all the advantages in life, but there are a lot of children that have grown up poor, in the system or even homeless and have gone on to lead productive lives because they DECIDED that NOTHING would keep them from doing so. Kristle had that moment and snuffed it away. Now, she must pay for that.

I hope that people see that leniency is fine in some cases, but some people need the full punishment to get it through their heads that THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. My heart goes out to her young children that, I hope and pray, find a home together away from the influence that has been negative to both Kristle and her mother as well.

-- Posted by karenmeister on Wed, Nov 26, 2008, at 8:40 AM

Personally, after reading all of this about this girl that people have posted then I would bet she was a huge victim of violence herself. She fits the typical profile and she might have been so terrified of him that she couldn't call the cops to help herself, let alone the victim. That in NO WAY excuses her actions and she should have to pay for her actions...just trying to give my opinion on why she did this instead of from just being a "scab" as jessicavysoc still puts it...she either thinks of herself that same way and was led into domestic abuse of her own or she just really needs mental help. Again, just my opinion

-- Posted by gingersnap13 on Wed, Nov 26, 2008, at 11:45 PM

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