Brown Co. woman sentenced to life in prison for child rape

Amber Brewer and Billy Jay Sheeley were arrested on multiple charges of child rape, according...
Amber Brewer and Billy Jay Sheeley were arrested on multiple charges of child rape, according to Brown County court documents.(Brown and Adams county jails)
Updated: Oct. 5, 2020 at 5:59 PM EDT
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BROWN COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A Brown County woman has been sentenced to life in prison after she admitted to child rape, according to court documents.

Amber Brewer and co-defendant Billy Sheeley were arrested in May after the Mt. Orab Police Department received a complaint of child pornography, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Brewer, 26, of Hamersville, and Sheeley, 47, of Winchester, were charged with multiple counts of rape against a victim under 10, one count of gross sexual imposition, one count of endangering children and one count of illegal use of minor or impaired person in nudity-oriented material or performance.

The criminal complaints stated that both “did knowingly engage in sexual contact” with a child under the age of 10.

The documents also say Brewer forced the child to perform oral sex on her, while Brewer forced the victim to perform oral sex on him.

A Brown County Sheriff’s Office detective reportedly spoke to Brewer while she was in jail on a different charge.

Det. Quinn Carlson told Brewer that authorities already had images from her ex-boyfriend’s (Sheeley) Facebook account that showed their conversations as well as multiple naked photographs of a four-year-old child, according to probable cause affidavit.

Quinn stated in the affidavit that Brewer, “was very open and willing to admit to what she did.”

She told Quinn she sent Sheeley the pictures because he asked for them and that “she always had fantasies about doing these types of sexual things with small children and Bill shared her desires,” according to the affidavit.

Quinn also spoke with Sheeley who was in jail on a different charge.

Sheeley was also very open and willing to admit what he and Amber did, stated Quinn in the affidavit.

In the documents, Sheeley told the detective that he never thought of doing anything sexual with children physically until “Amber came along, and then his fantasy became a reality for him.”

In the affidavit, Quinn said Sheeley admitted there was a lot of child porn on his phone and admitted to receiving nude pictures and photos that Amber sent to him of that child as well as others she “was taking care of from time to time.”

Brewer’s sentencing hearing was held Sept. 18 after she pleaded guilty to four counts of rape the same day.

Brewer received four life sentences to be served consecutively with the possibility for parole. She is now classified as a Tier III sex offender.

Sheeley was found competent to stand trial. He has a pretrial hearing Oct. 22.

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