Sunday, April 4, 2010

Physically disabled man charged with rape

This story is disturbing. Greg Brown says it was physically impossible for him to do the thing he's been accused of doing: raping a nine-year-old girl.

You see, Mr. Brown is a quadriplegic and hemiplegic, paralysed on one side of his body and from the chest down. He only has the use of one arm because he suffers from cerebral palsy, caused by permanent brain damage at birth.

Mr. Brown says he was mistreated by police when he was arrested and kept in a holding cell despite the limitations of his physical disabilities. A condition of his bail is that he not stay at his own home, even though he needs special facilities available only at his home because of his condition.