Oct 3, 2022 | Politics

Former Substitute Teacher Accused of Raping Student Found Dead in Jail

Former Substitute Teacher Accused of Raping Student Found Dead in Jail

A former substitute teacher accused of raping a teenager was found dead inside the St. Louis County Jail this week.

“Brandon Holbrook, 30, had been jailed there since Sept. 16. He was alone in a cell under quarantine when a corrections officer found him before 4 p.m. Monday, said Doug Moore, spokesman for County Executive Sam Page,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

He was pronounced dead at Barnes-Jewish Hospital about an hour later.

The cause of death is under investigation.

Holbrook faced three three counts of statutory rape and six counts of statutory sodomy.

KMOV shared further details:

Authorities say Holbrook first met the 14-year-old victim at Bernard Middle School, one of the schools where he was subbing. Police believe he started grooming the victim through social media platforms and exchanging messages and pictures in May. Police allege Holbrook raped the girl…

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