Brief summary of events to
explain the timeline below
Rick Seaton was accused of
rape by KW on December 27,
2010. This timeline lists events that took place during and after the
Independence Bowl football game in Shreveport, Louisiana. Rick was
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Shreveport
and worked for Mayor Cedric Glover. Rick was monitoring shuttle
transportation for visitors to the game since there were numerous
complaints the previous year.
Shreveport Police officers
noticed KW and her boy
friend David Barnhill arguing loudly near the busses. David Barnhill
did not cooperate with the police and was arrested for Public
Drunkenness. Both SPD Sgt Grant and Rick strongly encouraged KW to go
back to her hotel. Rick arranged to have one of the busses make a
special trip to take KW to SAMs Town Hotel. KW was placed on three
different buses, but did not depart on a bus. KW insisted that she be
taken to city jail. KW asked Rick for a ride. He agreed.
After David Barnhill was
arrested, his cell phone,
pocket knife and other personal items were given to KW. David Barnhill
was placed in officer Brazil's patrol car which was equipped with video
and audio. After repeated requests, the District Attorney failed to
provide video from this patrol car.
Rick drove KW to city jail
to allow her to find out
information about bonding. Rick then drove KW to Government Plaza for
her to use the ATM and a land-line phone, as
KW. KW testified that she used two separate restrooms, both equipped
with deadbolt locks. She had two cell phones and a knife with her. On
the last restroom visit, she also had Rick's access badge. KW testified
that she knew this access badge opened every door in the building. KW
never attempted to call 911 or make any calls from her cell phones. KW
was left alone in the office on more than occasion. KW testified that
she was left alone.
KW reported being raped,
unbeknownst to Rick, BEFORE
sex ever occurred. There was no physical evidence of blood in the
office or on the condom. There is
absolutely no physical evidence that contradicts Ricks story!
KW's testimony contradicts itself and conflicts with physical evidence
on multiple occasions.
The sexual assault nurse
examiner (SANE) testified
that evidence did NOT indicate forced sex, and that there was only
evidence of recent sexual activity. Rick agreed that they had sex, but
that it was consensual. There was no evidence of a disturbance. There
were no bites, scratches, bruises or marks of any kind. KW testified
that she had her belly button pierced a few days
before this incident and stated that it was red and slightly swollen,
but not bleeding.
There is no physical
evidence that contradicts Ricks
testimony. KW's testimony contradicts itself and physical evidence. All
videos and texts messages were provided through the District Attorney
as States Evidence. Please review the videos, text messages and
timeline, and see for yourself.
KW = Rick Seaton's accuser
Ms Barnes = KW's mother
(Kimberly Krabe Barnes)
David Barnhill = KW's
boyfriend who was arrested at
the Independence Bowl football game. Drunk, disorderly, and resisting
SPD = Shreveport Police
Sergeant Grant= A Police
sargeant who argued with KW,
trying to get her to stop begging to be taken to the jail. KW
repeatedly begged both Sgt Grant and Rick to take her to the jail
where her boyfriend David Barnhill, was being booked. They asked her to
go back to her hotel, and wait at least two hours, and then call the
jail (phone number given to her) about bond. Thus, giving them time to
During the trial, Sgt. Grant
said that he would
explain to KW what she should do and she would turn around, and ask
again, the same question..."Can you take me to the jail where David
is?" He began to wonder if there wasn't "something wrong" with her, the
way she repeatedly asked to be taken to the jail, after he and Rick
repeatedly told her to go to her hotel.
December 27th, 2010
7:56pm: KW in A-1
Charter shuttle, see video.
8:00pm: KW and Rick depart
Greenwood Road on golf cart through Fairgrounds
8:07pm: KW to Ms. Barnes;
“I know go back to the casino . were dealing with the people that sat
behind us” Note: This text was sent while KW was riding in
golf cart with Rick on fairgrounds. This is clearly a lie.
KW to Ms Barnes “Mom did u tell the people behind you that we should
deal with police bcuz they found me” Note:
This text was sent while KW
was in the car with Rick, on the way to the city jail.
calls SPD officer Goodin: While KW was still in the car; Rick calls SPD
Officer Goodin to ask a question for her about bonding process. Note: SPD
and City failed to release Rick’s work cell phone records and texts
during the evening, even after repeated requests by his lawyers!
KW enters City Jail, flashing smile at Rick, through window (see video).
KW speaks with Jonathan Long of Louisiana Bail Bonds (see video and video).
KW tries for several
minutes to get Jonathan Long to bond out her boyfriend. It is only
after he tells KW that he cannot help her, that she tells him, "The guy
waiting for me in the white car is going to rape me." Johnathan Long
immediately notified an SPD officer that KW needed assistance. KW had
opportunity to speak with an SPD officer, but failed to do so.
8:44pm: Ms. Barnes sends
text to KW: “We have been waiting on you…where r u...”
8:48pm: Ms. Barnes sends
text to KW: “Katelin now all you’re being so disrespectful we all have
to pee dad is very upset u”
8:50pm: KW sent text to
David Barnhill’s cell
phone: “Tell the police that officer john rape me baby plz I’ll do
anything for u but I can’t fuck this man no more”. Note:
This text indicates that KW is having sex FOR her boyfriend. However,
this is at least 15 min before KW and Rick have
sex. This text was sent from city jail lobby. KW had just finished
talking to "John" Long.
8:51pm: Ms Barnes sends
text to KW: “Where r u”
8:51pm: KW drafts an unsent
text to Mr Barnes: “Go to”
8:51pm: KW drafts an unsent
text to David Barnhill’s phone: “The people at the”
: Government Plaza is only 1.1 miles from
City Jail, with little to no traffic at that time of night.
8:54pm: Entered stairwell
from Basement Parking Garage (see video)
8:55pm: KW to Ms Barnes:
“The cop rape me”
8:55pm: Entered 2nd floor
from Stairwell Note: There
is video surveillance only on the first floor and basement of
Government Plaza. Doors in Government Plaza are controlled by a system
that requires an access badge to enter a door and records the time of
(KW in office using phone,
calling bondsmen and SPD Jail)
(KW used bathroom off
9:03pm: KW using David
Barnhill’s phone, sent text
to Mr Barnes: “Mom ny5 fone die im at mayor offic2e downtoen officer
9:04pm: KW and Rick entered
Mayor’s Private Office. Door was left open until at least 9:20 pm. Note: KW
alleged "rape" at least four times before entering Mayor's Private
9:09pm: Ms Barnes sends
text to KW: “Where r u we are driving to gate 4 to pick u up”
9:10pm: Ms Barnes sends
text to KW: “Come out now”
9:10pm: Ms Kim Barnes sends
text to KW: “We can’t get to the gate call me”
9:11pm: Ms Kim Barnes sends
text to KW: “We are not
leaving you” The Estimated time: (Kimberly Barnes calls police).
9:16pm: Mrs. Barnes sends
text to KW: “What call me now”
9:17pm: Police dispatch
call to SAMs Town to meet Ms Barnes
9:18pm: Mrs. Barnes sends
text to KW: “Ti am coming now where r u”
9:28pm: KW and Rick exit
stairwell (see video and video)
Enter lobby. *four video camera angles (see video).
This is after sex in Mayor’s office. KW and Rick pass five workmen in lobby
who all testified that they saw NO sign of distress. KW is smiling and
using one of her two phones.
9:28pm: Using David
Barnhill’s phone, KW sent text to Ms Barnes: “mom his names rick
seston” Note: KW testified that she sent this text while
walking through Government Plaza.
9:29 - 9:33pm: KW used ATM
in front of Government Plaza, Rick waiting (see video).
bank failed to provide ATM video, while KW was using it. She was there
a long time, and the video would have shown her demeanor (having just
had sex with Rick). Four AC workmen were loading their trucks at the
curb near the ATM.
9:34pm: KW and Rick entered
front door of Government Plaza, after KW got cash from ATM (see video).
9:34pm: KW and Rick entered
elevator (going back upstairs to Mayor’s office suite) (see video).
is walking up to 20ft behind Rick, as Rick is holding the elevator door
*four video camera angles (see video).
9:34pm: KW and Rick entered
Hallway by Mayor’s Office. Note:
and Rick return to Ricks office to use phone, including a call to an
SPD officer at City Jail. There is no mention of rape on these phone
calls. KW was left alone in Ricks office for several minutes while she
was making calls.
9:35pm: KW and Rick entered
Mayor’s Private Office, open until at least 9:46pm.
9:50pm: KW and Rick
departed Government Plaza (see video and video).
9:53pm: Rick dropped KW off
at Sam’s Town Casino Hotel. (See video) Note:
and Rick kissed, as valet walked up to the car. KW exited the vehicle
and entered the casino entrance instead of the hotel entrance where she
9:55pm: KW enters bar at Sam’s Town Casino instead
of going to room. Note: THIS video link is poor, and shows KW at the
bar, but behind a pillar. There HAD to be a
better video covering the
bartender, those seated
at the bar and the view behind the bar (for hotel security) showing
exactly what KW was doing! After repeated requests, this video was
never submitted by District attorney for trial.
9:56pm: Ms. Barnes sends
text to KW: “Call me now”
9:58pm: Rick returns to
Government Plaza, entering
parking garage at Government Plaza in city car. His van is parked
there (see video, video and video).
9:58pm: Ms. Barnes sends
text to KW: “I have the
number of the police..if you can text me then why can’t you call or
tell me where u r” Note: That
is a good point Ms Barnes-- KW was in bar at Sam's Town when this text was
10:00pm: Rick enters
basement lobby at Government Plaza (see video).
10:00pm: KW leaves bar at
Sam’s Town Casino (See video)
10:01pm: KW makes contact
with SPD in hotel lobby. (See video)
10:02pm: Rick accessed
elevator to 5th floor office (see video).
10:03pm: Accessed garage
elevator (to go back down) (see video, video and video).
28 Dec at 9:42am KW sent
text to Kristie Krabe (relative) “I’m fine though”
Some conclusions to be
made from the timeline of facts, and video surveillance:
This means that KW sent the
text stating: “…can’t
fuck this man no more”, BEFORE even arriving at Government Plaza, and
well before sex occurred.
This means that they were
still in the Mayor’s
Private Office when KW’s mother, Kimberly Barnes, called in the
complaint to SPD.This means that KW spoke with a Shreveport Police
Officer, using Rick’s office phone, AFTER sex occurred and after her
mother called in the complaint. KW made no allegation of rape during
This means that KW spoke
representatives from bond companies AFTER sex occurred. KW was alone in
Ricks office for several of these phone calls.
This means that KW passed,
in the lobby of
Government Plaza, Lee Theolonius, Caddo Parish employee, AFTER sex
occurred. Mr. Theolonius testified that there was no sign of distress.
This means that KW passed,
at the front door of
Government Plaza, four employees from Red River Air Conditioning AFTER
sex occurred. All four testified that there was no sign of distress.
This means that Rick did
not go back to the 2nd
Floor offices of Government Plaza after he dropped KW off at
Sam’s Town Casino, but went to his fifth floor office.
This means that Rick
returned back to Government
Plaza, after he dropped her off, to get documents from his fifth floor
office. He spent a total of 2 minutes and 40 seconds from Garage
Elevator to fifth floor back to Garage Elevator.
This means that KW went to
the BAR for 7 minutes at Sam’s Town before making contact with SPD and
her mother, Kimberly Barnes.