Brandon Teena was a female-to-male transsexual who was outed by local
police in Falls City, NE. According to the news report:
Police publicly released this information to the local newspaper, the
Falls City Journal. One week later, on Christmas Day 1993, Brandon was
raped and assaulted at a Christmas party by two men, whom he identified
to local police as Nissen and Lotter, despite the fact that they had
threatened to kill him if he reported the incident to the police.
However, charges of rape and assault were not filed against Nissen and
Lotter until after Brandon's slaying, despite the fact that his sister
Tammy Brandon had called Richardson County sheriff Charles B. Laux four
days before the slaying to ask why Lotter and Nissen had not been
arrested when Brandon had identified them as his attackers.
The full text of this article is available. There is also a first hand
account of the trial. Recently, a joke on Saturday Night Live about this
case sparkd some controversy. You can read a press release about this
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