An older brother rapes sister in an assault that spans across 9 years and started while she was just 3 years of age.
Brandon Hutchinson, 25, used objects to abuse ‘Olivia’, 22, over a nine-year period and raped her while using ‘socks or plastic sandwich bags’.
Olivia, from Fleetwood, Lancashire, said:
‘I’ll never forget what happened to me, he abused his position as my older brother.
‘He would even use objects to assault me with which included make-up brushes, mascaras and hair brushes.
‘When he’d rape me he’d use a sock or plastic sandwich bags.
‘His abuse only stopped when I was 12 as I was old enough to understand it was wrong and felt confident enough to say no.
‘My childhood was ruined by my brother but I won’t let him ruin my future.’ Brandon is currently behind bars and has served over four years of his nine-year sentence after being found guilty of nine charges in January 2015.
‘I remember being abused by Brandon from the age of three and as he got older it then progressed into rape.
‘I was forced to live with the horrendous memories until 2014 when I finally had the courage to tell my mum.
‘No one knew what a complete monster he was until I explained everything, I was tired of living a lie.
‘Thankfully my mum was really supportive and believed me straight away.’ Brandon was finally brought to justice after Olivia told her mum Janet Hutchinson, 43, who was shocked that her ‘perfect’ son had raped her daughter while she downstairs.
The mum-of-three said:
‘When Olivia told me that her brother, Brandon, had raped her it was a huge shock.
‘It had happened for years all in the family home when we were downstairs. ‘I felt sick knowing that my seemingly “perfect son” was actually a rapist.
‘But I supported Olivia every step of the way to ensure she got the justice she deserved. ‘It was such a horrific time for us as a family, but my husband, Mark stood by our side as did my older daughter.’ Janet explained that the court trial took its toll on the family and both her and Olivia comfort ate ‘to make ourselves feel better’.
They have since lost almost 20st combined. Janet said:
‘The court trial took its toll on our family and both me and Olivia comfort ate to try and make ourselves feel better.
‘The last few years have been a complete nightmare but we have got through it as a family. ‘We have moved on from it now and although your love for your child doesn’t switch off overnight, we don’t have any contact with Brandon now and we won’t when he’s released.’
Brandon is due to be released from jail next May after serving half of his nine year sentence. He was sentenced at Preston Crown Court.
His charges include, indecent sexual assault, sexual activity with a child, two counts of indecent sexual assault on an under 13, three counts of rape of a child under 13.
‘I was so relieved when he was sentenced to nine years, I finally felt like I could put my past behind me.’