Laura Austen Was Raped
by Trevor David Hitchin
edited by Jim Davidson
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
Here are the details of a most horrific tragedy which occurred on the night of December 25, 2011 involving myself, my then girlfriend/fiancee Laura Jane Austen and a group of six Boise Police Department officers. Three of those officers were Adam Crist, Adam Nielsen, and Kevin Witmuss. Although I’ve previously been provided the dispatch logs, I have chosen not to identify the other three in this document.
Laura is originally from Moncton, New Brunswick N.S. Canada. When I met her in 2010 she was travelling between Toronto, ON and Las Vegas, NV. We have not spoken for years as a result of The Event described here, but suffice it to say, we were a match, a pair, and as difficult as the circumstances were when we met, she was the one for me, the only woman I had asked to marry me, ever, and she said yes….we were both fighters and well, when you know, you know. I had no idea it would turn out like it did. Here is a snapshot of what transpired.
Laura and I chose to travel from Boise, Idaho to Sun Valley, Idaho where my parents David & Jill and my sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew live, and have for about 35 years. My family is well-established and respected in their community. Members of my family have advanced degrees, decades of world travel, and giving back to others under their long list of things for which I am proud of them. I was the black sheep, the one they always worried about for various reasons. Despite having my MBA and having been employed for seven years with Hewlett-Packard and having done some world travel of my own from the age of sixteen, many ‘things’ had happened to me along the way. Many of these things were kept as family secrets, things we just didn’t talk about.
It was a great delight to me that I had found someone I could share my family with. I wanted Laura to meet everyone – properly. Laura Jane Austen (Laura) is the last unmarried Austen in the Jane Austen lineage. Laura takes her middle name from Jane herself. Yes, they are related.
So on 12.25.2011, Laura and I were staying at the Sun Valley Lodge – a renowned hotel/resort with a long history. Hemingway wrote some of his best work there. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have at times frequented the exclusive area.
Laura and I were there to have a snowy Christmas with my family, but on that morning, as gorgeous as it was with Sun, fresh snow, room service. (We had arrived quite late the night before in a rental car from Boise.) Laura received news from Toronto that her grandmother had passed away. This passing was terribly upsetting for Laura as she was the one to visit her grandmother weekly while in Toronto. They were soulmates, Laura was closer to her grandmother than her own mother in Moncton.
Upon learning of the death of her loved one, Laura was shaken, traumatized. It was a huge hit to her heart. I think that once her grandmother knew we were together, in love, engaged, that she felt it was okay to transition, to pass on. Laura made the decision to forgo the Christmas celebration and that we would, that morning 12.25.2011 drive back to Boise to work on getting her back to Toronto on bereavement so that she could attend the funeral services. These choices were important to her and I supported her 100%, as part of my commitment to place women and children first.
So we drove the 3 1/2 hours from Sun Valley to Boise, arriving in the evening about 8:00 p.m. It was cold and snowing and I had done what I could to console her along the way. We had a very challenging roadtrip. At one point in her anguish, Laura kicked the front windshield of the car with such force that it cracked. It was a new (expensive) rental and at the time I was carrying (concealed) and so with my training and the situation I was faced with, I immediately wanted to get her into a warm safe setting at a hotel. I planned to unpack our vehicle and drop my .45 at my home. Laura by this time was a bottle or red wine down and someone had given her/me a joint to help ease the pain, something that would later snowball into a living hell.
It was now about 9:30 p.m. when I suggested Laura have some time alone and make some phone calls. I left her at the Hotel 43 (small boutique hotel in downtown Boise) and upon leaving I told the front desk clerk (a guy maybe 20 years old at most) that Laura was experiencing the trauma/shock of learning of the death of a loved one. I explained that it was better I leave for a while, but that if Laura needed my help for any reason, to call me. I provided him my cell phone number.
About an hour later I received a call from the front desk of Hotel 43 telling me that ‘my wife’ was being arrested, apparently hotel guests had called the Boise Police after hearing her crying. I said I would be right down to the property as I lived about a 3 minute drive from there and had secured my weapon safely. I then received a series of three phone calls from Boise Police on my cell phone and I could only hear screaming in the background. Then the phone went dead, each time. They never identified themselves. At the time I had no idea that she was being raped during these calls. This information would be shared with me by Laura the next morning.
When I arrived to the hotel I saw at least three Boise Police patrol vehicles with light flashing in the parking lot. I chose not to enter the Hotel as I thought they would have understood the situation to be a personal family crisis and that it would be resolved shortly. It wasn’t. They arrested Laura for disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and marijuana posession. The arresting officers were ADAM NIELSEN and his partner KEVIN WITMUSS.
Her arresting time was 10:45 p.m. I was able to obtain the dispatch and audio recording of at least one of those present. One officer claims his audio was turned off during her arrest. This arrest was before then-mayor Dave Bieter thought it ncessary to equip officers with body cameras. Boise Cops are seen as heroes in the community. I had never previously had a negative interaction with them in the 12 years I had lived there. I was a Boise property owner of six homes with no kids in Boise Schools and very decent salary for those years, so an asset to the community one would think.
I had no violations with the exception of a couple speeding tickets between Boise and Sun Valley in nearly 20 years. I was a good citizen who worked hard, loved my community and enjoyed the live music and downtown restaurant and night life that was so close to my neighborhood (North End / Historic District).
I was able to post bail for Laura at about 1:30 am on 12.26.2011 and when I was there to pick her up, she was acting strange. She was smoking a cirgarette and her face was swollen and her eyes bloodshot, I knew something had happened but I could not differentiate between the grieving / loss / crying and what later Laura would tell me was being gang raped in the hotel (sodomized and having semen ejaculated on her face and in her eyes by Boise Police while she was in handcuffs and again on the ride to Ada County Jail. The officers stopped the car and this time lapse showed on the dispatch log. We stayed that night at a second hotel Owyhee Hotel also in downtown Boise and I was told Hotel 43 did not want to allow Laura back as a guest.
I was slowly piecing it together what had happened. I got on the phone to the mayor’s office and the police chief’s office first thing the next morning 12.26.2011. Meanwhile Laura still had to get back to Toronto and deal with a funeral. I could feel a fist size (my fist) dent in the back of her skull, and when Laura finally agreed to meet with sergeant Quilter (now retired) to have him take the report of her rape and abuse, I knew the worst had happened.
Quilter showed up to the Owahyee Hotel along with a female contracted City of Boise employee who took photographs of Laura’s injuries (in private). I was there at the hotel. I was not there to witness the photos being taken. Unbeknownst to me, this was the first steps it the cover up machine that was being played like a well oiled machine on us. Quilter would later be promoted to lieutenant and then retire.
At sometime along the nine-year path in / out of hell, it was looked at as an internal affairs issue. That part of the cover up (what they called an investigation) was lead by then detective Joe Shotz (also now retired). I was treated like garabage by these people, all of them. I was even sent a letter of trespass from mayor Bieter himself. The mayor said I could not bring this up at my city hall. Boise Police sent me a letter saying I could have criminal charges brought against me if I continued to claim what Laura had shared with me, her being raped .
I believe it was 12.27.2011 may have been 12.26.2011 (trauma is a funny thing) that Laura and I went to the Boise Field Office of the FBI to report her rape/assault. It was there that we met with Senior Agent Joesph Hess and his partner, they both were very rude, quick tempered, Joe more so than the other, and I knew something wasn’t right there either when I had to watch Agent Hess adjust his crotch nearly the entire 20 minutes we were being interviewed, like he was masturbating. Hearing about her being raped was exciting him?!
I was sick to my stomach at that point. I heard Laura explain to Agent Hess (remember, Laura is still traumatized and dealing with TBI/Concussion and in a foreign country) I had to hear her declare to Hess that the arresting officers were trying to pull her pants down, and that she kept saying ‘NO…no, I am on my period,’ and that ‘they then proceeded to sodomize her, I later asked if they filmed it and if the burning eyes in her mug shot were from semen burns and she confided yes to both questions.
I need to stop here. I am fried. For 9 years literally I have asked for someone to hold these monsters accountable. I was run out of town. My health is in rapid decline and has been since 2016 when I moved away from Boise/Garden City. Not living the dream, living the nightmare.
Laura was so smart, so talented, an amazing artist and a kind soul. She looked like Laura Engels from Little House on the Prarie all grown up. Just a sweet person. Weighed 120 lbs, I don’t know whatever happened to her but it broke my heart that the police would do that to anyone, especially to us. I asked my senators and governor and attorney general Larry Wasden for help. Instead of help, I was given the Mormon / Jesuit / Zionist run around for nearly a decade. I promised Laura (and God) that I would fight as long it took to make sure her rapists were held accountable and arrested and prosecuted or I would die trying. I am nearly dead now. I need help bringing justice.
Thank you for hearing me out. I did Tweet about this from about 2012 on, nearly 40,000 attempts to get the attention of those in positions of power, to no avail. So I have decided that if it were up to me, just go ahead and shut it all down. The world can reflect on what hell we went through and the damage done.
During my time in Los Angeles in 1991, I was brutalized by LAPD and Nazi MK Ultra terrorists. My eyes and brain were damaged requiring three corrective surgeries. I now know that I was experimented on, like many others around the world. I was one of the very worst cases ever recorded and was told that even today, 29 years later, they still talk about the horrors they delivered on me at UCLA NPI and Torrance Memorial both in the Southern California area. Dr. Colin Ross, MD, spilled the beans on these project paperclip / MK Ultra details. The CIA’s dirty little secrets continued long after the Church Commission, and still go on today no doubt.
You may also want to look up the names Eric Simunich (Boise PD who was arrested for rape, booked on $250,000 Bond then had the case dismissed by Twin Falls County. Idaho is so corrupt. It is time to shut it all down, so that was my idea of asking 10,000 Truckers and 2,000,000 Americans to descend on Boise and force the city scumbags to arrest the Boise COP RAPISTS.
There was one more thing I wanted to mention about what happened. The last thing Laura did before heading to the Boise airport to fly back to Toronto was she handed me her jeans, Christmas sweater, and underwear that she was wearing during her attack. I kept them safeguarded for seven years and then threw them out when I realized there would be no justice.
I believed her the whole time. Her charges were dropped. The copmonsters were never arrested.
So with wing & prayer, I will ask that you share this missive with those you trust, and if/when the time feels right – take it far and wide too. People deserve to know why things are the way they are (for many it’s about to get surreal and not for the better) and what can be done to alter the timeline/outcome as I mentioned before.
I am dying, we know when we are dying and despite having had a full life, if I do soon ‘go’ many might say his was cut short or harder than most, that this story was important.
Trevor Hitchen lives and works in the world to make it a better place