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Boy Scout's Blood Drive Ends With Rape Allegation

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 12/24/2013

A shocking development occurred during what was supposed to be a joyous occasion Monday night.

Brandon Traicoff, 18, of Mansfield, who suffers from numerous disabilities and is terminally ill with kidney failure, was hosting a well-attended blood drive in his effort to become an Eagle boy scout. He got the award, then the police arrived and took him away.

Police Detective Lt. John Wendling says a seven-year-old boy at the blood drive made an allegation Traicoff had taken him into a private room and raped him.

Traicoff's grandmother, Jackie Barnett, is in tears over the turn of events, and says to have such a wonderful day end this way is devastating.

Wendling said a witness told police he walked in on Traicoff and the boy, but did not see anything illegal.

Barnett says she was told Traicoff and the boy had their clothes on.

Traicoff has a misdemeanor sexual imposition case awaiting trial in municipal court, and his grandmother believes he's having trouble controlling himself. She plans to meet with Richland Newhope officials Thursday and dicuss having Brandon placed in a group home.

Wendling says the investigation of forensic evidence will be done by the Mansfield Police crime lab, and could take several weeks to complete.

Traicoff's Eagle Scout award is in jeopardy. Barnett says it may be rescinded, depending on the outcome of the two cases.

   
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