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CRIMINAL
Jack Westbrook
Name Jack Westbrook
Gender Male
Family Linda Westbrook (ex-wife)
Unborn son
Occupation Former prosecutor
Lawyer
Volunteer chairman
Pathology Pedophile
Signature Taking pictures of victims and keeping them as trophies
Modus Operandi Molestation
No. of Victims 6+ molested
Status Deceased
Portrayed By Jeffrey Nordling
First Appearance "The Boys of Sudworth Place"

"You weren't like the others, even back then. Ah, come on, I knew you were special. To be honest, you were my favorite."

Jack Westbrook was a pedophile who appeared in Season Ten of Criminal Minds.

BackgroundEdit

Ranked first in his class, Westbrook became the Assistant District Attorney for several rural counties in Massachusetts and racked up a reputation for winning a large majority of his cases. This caught the attention of higher-ups in the court system, who got him a job as a top prosecutor in Boston. From 2002 to 2004, he volunteered at a halfway house for troubled young boys, known as Sudworth Place. However, underneath this facade, Westbrook was a closet pedophile who molested the boys frequenting Sudworth Place. Among his victims were Brian Stiller (whom Westbrook considered to be his favorite), Chad Griffith, Andrew Ford, and Matthew Jones, who became best friends due to their shared ordeal. After leaving Sudworth Place in 2004 for unknown reasons, Westbrook moved on with his life. In 2007, he married a woman, Linda, and eventually impregnated her with their son. Due to the dangers brought by his job, the two began moving around in the area frequently, never staying in the same place for more than a couple of years. In 2010, he abruptly switched careers and began defending criminals instead of prosecuting them. All the while, Westbrook was unaware that Matthew had committed suicide, being unable to continue living the trauma of being molested.

The Boys of Sudworth PlaceEdit

Westbrook is first seen in court defending a client. The following night, he calls Linda while he is buying flowers. Afterwards, he spots Chad on his car hitting it with a baseball bat, prompting Westbrook to call the police. Then, he chases Chad to a secluded area. When he corners Chad, he is attacked behind by Andrew, who puts a sack on his head and knocks him unconscious. Later, Westbrook wakes up in a pit full of shattered glass inside a warehouse, where he finds himself barefoot and bloodied. The boys reveal themselves to Westbrook and begin to torture him. After a while, Chad orders Westbrook to take off his clothes. At first, Westbrook refuses to, but he is forced to at gunpoint. He finally knows who they are when Andrew says Matt's name and drops a picture of the four boys when they were kids. Despite this, he keeps denying that he molested them in order to avoid going to jail. Later, the boys bring Brian to the warehouse. Afterwards, Chad is dropped into the pit by Brian and killed after a struggle over Westbrook's life. Jack looks at Chad's body and tells Andrew and Brian that he is dead, then mocks that they will never get the confession from him now because of the murder they committed. While Andrew leaves to buy gasoline, Westbrook convinces Brian to let him out of the pit, and Brian does so. Afterwards, when Westbrook tells Brian that he knows about his own pedophilia, Brian becomes enraged and killed him by shooting him.

Modus OperandiEdit

Westbrook targeted young boys residing at Sudworth Place. He would take them to an apartment that he had privately purchased, where he provided them with candy and video games. Then, he would molest them and took their photos afterwards as trophies. He would keep those photos in the same apartment. Westbrook would also take some of the boys on overnight group camping trips, where he presumably molested them as well. According to a flashback shown of Westbrook and a resident of Sudworth Place, he would apparently take at least some of his victims to the shower, where he washed, groomed, and molested them.

ProfileEdit

Westbrook is a closet pedophile who used his position of authority to exploit the trust of his young victims. As an attorney, he had unfettered access to vulnerable victims who were extremely easy to groom. He targeted prepubescent boys who would be afraid to come forward to the authorities, deeming them as easy targets because they were ostracized from society due to the crimes they had committed. However, with his abduction, it appears his past may have come back to haunt him.

Real-Life ComparisonEdit

Westbrook is extremely similar to Jerry Sandusky and was compared to him by the BAU. Both were closet pedophiles who once had good reputations in the public due to their occupations, which they used a facade for their crimes. They also used child-grooming strategies to gain the trust of their victims before molesting them, targeted troubled boys, avoided children they met through their occupations as countermeasures, and met them through organizations specializing in troubled children.

Known VictimsEdit

  • Unspecified dates from 2002 to 2004:
    • Brian Stiller
    • Chad Griffith
    • Andrew Ford
    • Matthew Jones (later committed suicide by drug overdose on November 12, 2014, when he couldn't cope with the trauma of his molestation anymore)
    • Two other unnamed victims
    • Presumably numerous other unnamed victims

NotesEdit

  • Westbrook is extremely similar to serial rapist Hamilton Bartholomew, a.k.a. "The Piano Man". Both of them were uncaught sex offenders who would later be abducted by at least one of their former victims and excessively tortured by them.

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