Bobby Ray Brewster, 25, of Big Creek, entered a guilty plea to sexual assault in the second degree and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges in Logan Circuit Court on Tuesday. Brewster also waived his pre-sentencing investigation and was sentenced immediately by Judge Roger Perry.
Brewster was sentenced to 10-25 years in prison on the sexual assault charge and 2-10 for the conspiracy charge.
In addition, Brewster will have to register for life as a sex offender on the West Virginia Sex Offender registry. Both sentences are consecutive (one after the other) meaning that Brewster faces a minimum of 12 years in prison and a maximum of up to 35.
Brewster was set to go to trial on July 28, and a jury pool selection began on Monday. Brewster was one of six suspects arrested on Sept. 8, 2007 after local police responded to a phoned-in tip and were confronted by the victim, Megan Williams who had reportedly been slashed, beaten and sexually abused by six local residents. Williams had reportedly been held against her will and tormented by the defendants who referred to her with racial epitaphs during the crime.
Bobby Brewster was charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and assault during commission of a felony. Police reports filed at the time stated Brewster "held the victim against her will at the defendant's residence" and "forced the victim to have sexual intercourse". The reports stated that Brewster made threats that if the victim left the residence, he would kill her, and that he did stab the victim who was forced to eat dog and rat feces and to lick up blood from the toilet.
Bobby Brewster and Megan Williams had reportedly had a relationship prior to the incident and at one point previous to the arrests Brewster had been arrested on a domestic violence call where Williams was the reported victim on July 18, 2007.
Earlier that year on March 6, 2007, Brewster had been arrested following an intense stand-off with police after he allegedly attacked his mother, Frankie Brewster, with a machete. Brewster was a juvenile when he reportedly shot his father. His mother, Frankie Brewster was one of the co-defendants in the Williams case, which garnered national attention.