• Counselor facing charges instead of 3 teenagers she accused of kidnapping her

    By: Mark Becker


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charges against three teenagers accused of kidnapping and robbing a Charlotte counselor will be dropped.

    Eyewitness News learned Tuesday that the counselor will be the one facing charges.

    The counselor, Monique Brooks, was at the courthouse on Tuesday. Eyewitness News checked and found she was there for a court appearance on a charge of obstruction of justice because police said she has misled them in their investigation of the attack that she told Eyewitness News about in detail the day after the incident happened.

    "The three guys just came out of nowhere put a gun to my head. The other two grabbed my arms," said Brooks.

    When Brooks first told Eyewitness News about the robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault she was clearly shaken and we concealed her face and her name, but now police said Brooks wasn't telling Eyewitness News or them the whole story.

    "And I kept asking where are we going? And they said, 'The north side,'" said Brooks.

    Brooks did tell us she knew one of the suspects from her work as a counselor for troubled teenagers.

    "He attacked me Wednesday, I saw him Friday in class," said Brooks.

    What Brooks didn't tell Eyewitness News, sources have said, is that she asked him to get her Adderall, a prescription drug used to manage hyperactivity, and because of that, prosecutors feel that her credibility as a witness would be seriously damaged.

    Eyewitness News reached Brooks on the phone Tuesday afternoon. She told Eyewitness News that she had done nothing wrong and that her attorney told her not to say anything more.

    Brooks is now facing a charge of obstruction of justice and prosecutors plan to dismiss the charges against two teenagers as well as a third unidentified juvenile sometime on Wednesday

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