In calling for Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock to step down amid the growing inconsistencies in his stories regarding his child molesting wife and daughter, the daily echoes the thoughts of many — including this blog and numerous commenters.
Both Susan Brock, 48, and Rachel Brock 21, molested the same boy starting when he was 14 years old. Susan Brock was sentenced to 13 years in prison earlier this month. Rachel, who confided her involvement to her mother, is currently incarcerated and is awaiting trial.
When the sordid allegations against Susan Brock first surfaced, sympathy was with Fulton Brock, who called the revelations “a shocking emotional punch to (his) heart.” It has since been revealed that he was not only aware of the ongoing sexual abuse of a minor, but desired to blame the victim, use his position to wrangle a release of his wife whom he said he was divorcing, and devise ways of covering up the full extent of the crimes. When he employed the services of a public relations firm to handle his announcements, it struck a bizarre note. Among its services the firm advertises “crisis communications.” Fulton Brock is listed as part of their “fan club.”
The complicity of his LDS Church leaders is also disturbing. That they were called in on this matter rather than the police is unsettling. That their stories conflict with police reports reeks of an unsavory cover-up.
In an ongoing effort to be sensitive to what appeared to be Fulton Brock’s plight, Seeing Red AZ originally used one page to give updates as the saga unraveled.
We broke from that perspective in this April 8, 2011 post, when we concluded: “There is a deep sickness that has infected this family. Supervisor Brock should have come forward at the onset of his knowledge. Questions are beginning to swirl about him.”