Former cop, 39, who began sexually abusing a girl when she was 8 using ‘police handcuffs to secure her to a bed’ as he forced her to perform sex acts is given 25 life sentences
- Bret Theil, 39, was sentenced to 25 life sentences to run concurrently after being found guilty of 28 counts of child sex abuse and kidnapping
- The former cop starting abusing the girl from the age of 8 until she was 18
- He would use his handcuffs to secure her to a bed as he forced himself on her
- The victim gave evidence in front of Theil in court, saying still lives with the nightmare of Theil physically and emotionally hurting her
A child sex abuse victim came face to face with her attacker in court as he was handed down 25 life sentences to run concurrently.
Ex-Las Vegas police officer Bret Theil, 39, was found guilty of 28 counts of charges including sexual assault, lewdness with a child, child abuse and kidnapping.
Theil was accused of sexually abusing a woman, now 21, from ages 8 to 19 in Nevada.
Bret Theil, 39, (pictured), was sentenced to 25 life sentences to run concurrently after being found guilty of 28 counts of child sex abuse and kidnapping
She said that during the first sexual assault, Theil brought her to a friend’s house and took her into a downstairs bathroom.
In subsequent assaults, she said, he tied her to a bench, blindfolded her and hit her with a whip.
Prosecutors say Theil forced the girl into more than 50 sexual encounters.
Police records revealed Theil often used police issued handcuffs and secured the girl to a bed as he yelled at her. He then would force her to do sex acts, 3 News Las Vegas reported.
After the indictment, Theil was suspended from the Metropolitan Police Department without pay pending the result of the trial.
His victim spoke of the harrowing impact the abuse had on her as Theil calmly observed her in the courtroom before sentencing.
She said: ‘I was turned into a human pet. With my voice silenced and my pride kept under wraps.
The victim said she still lives with the nightmare of Theil physically and emotionally hurting her.
Theil, an ex-Las Vegas police officer, would often use handcuffs to secure his victim to a bed as he forced her to perform sex acts on him
Judge Stefany Miley, (lefr), sentenced Theil to life in prison on 28 counts of sexual assault, kidnapping, and child abuse. The former metro police officer stood still with no reaction
‘I have to live with it for the rest of my life. I can’t count the nights I spent sobbing, scratching at my skin,’ the victim said.
Theil’s defense attorney Craig Mueller told District Court Judge Stefany Miley all the charges against his client were a lie and maintained Theil was an innocent man.
‘She’s lying. She has been lying. These accusations did not happen at any time. Any man can be accused by a woman and if the jury believes then he loses his life,’ Mueller said.
Judge Miley sentenced Theil to life in prison on 28 counts of sexual assault, kidnapping, and child abuse. The former metro police officer stood still with no reaction.
Theil’s victim, (not seen in picture), gave evidence of the devastating impact the abuse by Theil had on her in a Nevada courtroom
Due to the structure of the sentencing, Theil would be eligible for parole in 2412.
Back in February, Prosecutor Stacey Kollins said the woman had nothing to gain from making the allegations, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
‘There’s no pot of gold at the end of the sexual assault rainbow,’ Kollins said in closing arguments Tuesday.
After the verdict, Kollins said she believed the jury made the right decision. ‘The jury got it right, and they heard the victim’s voice,’ she said.
Kollins argued that Theil was a flight risk because of the gravity of his convictions and his prior standoff. District Judge Eric Johnson, who filled in for Miley on Thursday, agreed, and Theil was remanded into custody.