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Monday, October 15, 2018

Illinois Democrat Candidate Under Fire for Freeing Child Sex Abuser

Democrat Brendan Kelly is running for Congress in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, but now, only weeks before Election Day, his work as a state’s attorney is coming back to haunt him after opponents began hitting him for freeing a child sex abuser in a plea deal while he was in the prosecutor’s office.

Kelly is already well known for time and again making plea deals that allowed a variety of criminals to get off on lesser charges, but the latest deal he is taking heat for is his 2017 agreement with suspect Todd Bramblett, a man who was charged with three felonies over accusations that he sexually touched two young girls.

The plea deal with Bramblett was highlighted in new TV spot featuring Nick Gailius, the chief of police of Fairview Heights, Illinois. In the ad, Gailius says that police on the beat all knew that Kelly was soft on crime.


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