Twenty year old Nolan Bruder has been convicted of raping his sister. Bruder admitted that he tried to get his sister to have sex with him but she refused, so he gave her very high potency marijuana known as “Daps” to smoke until she was so high she no longer recognized him as her brother, then he had his way with her. He was sentenced by the Honorable William H. Follett to the low term of three years, with all but 240 days (at half time in county jail) suspended in favor of a grant of probation for Rape of an Intoxicated Person.
According to KRCTV, Nolan Bruder pleaded guilty earlier this month to the charge of rape of an intoxicated person. In his confession, he said that his sister had refused to have sex with him. He said that he gave his sister high-potency marijuana known as ‘dabs’ to smoke, until she was so stoned she could no longer recognize him as her brother.
Judge William H. Follett sentenced Bruder to just three years, and then suspended all but 240 days of that. He then gave Bruder probation.
District Attorney Dale Trigg said that “he could not disagree more” with the sentencing.
After sentencing Bruder, Judge Follett said that he believed “the stigma” of Bruder’s conviction along with ‘mandatory sex offender registration’ would prevent him and others in the community from reoffending.
The DA said “I could not disagree more. The message that this sends to our community is that sexual predators who get their juvenile siblings stoned enough can have sex with them without any meaningful consequence. That is not the message I want to send to our community.”
During the sentencing, Judge Follett noted that the victim took off her own clothes and was not unconscious. He also doubted if there was sufficient evidence for a jury to convict.
At the trial, Deputy District Attorney Annmarie Padilla argued that Judge Follett should follow the Probation Department’s recommendation of six years in prison.