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Fiancée Of Man Accused Of Killing Daughter's Alleged Sex Trafficker ‘Proud’ Of Him As Victim’s Family Denies Trafficking Claim

John Eisenman is accused of murdering Andrew Sorensen for allegedly selling his daughter to a sex trafficking ring, but Sorensen's family says the accusation is "hurtful," and denied he'd been subject of any investigation. 

By Constance Johnson
Dad Accused Of Murdering Daughter's Alleged Sex Trafficker

The fiancée of the Washington state man charged with the murdering his teenage daughter’s boyfriend for allegedly selling her to a sex trafficking ring said she is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for him.

John Eisenman, 60, is being held in the Spokane County Jail on a first-degree murder charge and a $1 million bond.

“I’m in awe of the support everybody has, all the shares the prayers, donation we are so grateful, and I have hope, again,” Brenda Kross told KHQ, a local television station. “Free Eisenman. Free John.”

More than $57,000 has been donated on the Christian Fundraising site GiveSendGo for Eisenman’s bond and legal fees. Several thousand dollars were raised on GoFundMe, but the page was taken down, the station reported.

The fundraising page, which was created by a woman identifying herself as Eisenman’s stepdaughter, Ashleye Kross states:

“This father did the unthinkable for some of us to save his little girl from an unspeakable life that causes long term scars and years of emotional damage. He did what most of us as parents would do or think about doing in a situation like this, prior to this he had no violent offenses. Many are calling him a hero …”

The family of the victim, Andrew Sorensen, strongly denied he was the subject of a sex trafficking investigation in a statement released this week.

“Our family is grieving and in shock over the murder of our son. We spent a year searching for him and hoping he would return. Claims by his confessed killer have been very hurtful and only added to our family’s grief. The word “alleged” means of an incident without proof. It has already been reported: Both the FBI and Washington State Patrol said there is no sex trafficking investigation into the victim.”

The statement concludes with: “We have confidence that justice will prevail, and the entire truth will come out. We urge the public to let this process occur and withhold judgment until they hear the true facts of this tragedy."

Eisenman was arrested by police on Oct. 29. One week earlier, police found a stolen car with a body inside of the trunk. The car belonged to Kross.

The body was later identified as Sorensen,19, who had been missing for a year.

Police said that Eisenman told them he discovered in October of last year that Sorensen had allegedly sold his underage daughter to a sex trafficking ring in Seattle.

After recovering his daughter and returning her safely to Spokane, Eisenman learned that Sorenson would be in Airway Heights in November of 2020, according to authorities.

He allegedly confronted Sorensen. Police said Eisenman abducted the victim and hit him in the head with a cinder block and then stabbed him repeatedly, “causing his death.”

Investigators said Eisenman drove the car to a remote area in North Spoken County and abandoned it.

It remained there until it was stolen this year by another individual, who was probably unaware of the body inside the trunk, police said.

People were rummaging through the car looking for items, when they reported a foul odor to police, who later discovered the body in the trunk.

Kross told KHQ that she is proud of Eisenman.

“John is a very selfless father very giving, loving, loyal. He is the best father I could have ever had for my child,” she said. “I’m very proud of John and I’m blessed to have him in my life, and I want him back home.”