September 28, 2008
Marc Clifton Bryant - Utah Man Who Raped A Teenage Girl While Torturing Her With A Blowtorch And Screwdriver Arrested In Florida
Jacksonville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Marc Clifton Bryant, a Utah fugitive who was convicted after torturing a 16 year old girl with a blowtorch and screwdriver while he raped her, has been captured.
Restaurant managers of a Jacksonville Golden Corral considered Bryant a great employee, even stating "He possibly was going to be a team member of the month this month," according to manager Allen Johnson. What they didn't know was that Bryant was a convicted felon on the run after he brutally raped and tortured a 16-year-old teen.
An employee at the restaurant contacted authorities after viewing an episode of America's Most Wanted which featured the Bryant case last week. Salt Lake City based FBI agent Juan Becerra said Bryant was arrested on Thursday morning at the restaurant.
Bryant was convicted in April on charges of aggravated kidnapping, child abuse, criminal solicitation, rape of a minor and making terroristic threats. Investigators say Bryant handcuffed a 16-year-old girl to a bed, raped her, tortured her with a blowtorch and scarred her with a heated screwdriver.
Bryant was initially in jail awaiting trial, but then fled the state after posting bail. The trial went forward without him, resulting in his conviction as the Washington County Sheriff's office, the FBI and America's Most Wanted worked together for his recapture.
Bryant is being held without bond at the Duval County Jail while awaiting extradition back to Utah.
Bobbie Stickney, the victim in the case, shared her story with America’s Most Wanted which aired Saturday night. She and her mother called the employee who turned Bryant in, a hero. Bobbie, who is now 21 expressed great relief at Bryant’s capture and is now starting nursing school.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Here once again is yet another example of our legal system's refusal to truly take the crime of child rape seriously - by letting a majority of these twisted criminals out of jail on pointlessly low bail amounts and/or electronic monitoring.
The incident here was far more graphic and abusive than we have room for here. Bryant tortured this girl for hours which included almost drowning her in a tub of water, beating her and tying her to the back bumper of his truck; forcing her to run barefoot behind it.
Why did he do all of this? This perverted SOB 'thought' she might be interested in a boy at school. Although she wasn't, he decided to torture an admission out of her anyway.
What part of this whole scenario could possibly tell any judge that it would be a good idea to let this monster out of jail? It really just baffles the imagination
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Posted by Danny Vice at 1:38:00 PM