Recent discussions about the personal background of murder victim and twink barebacking porn producer, Bryan Kocis are erupting on the Internet in a recent open letter by Kevin Clarke. To view Kevin’s open letter visit our friend, Dewayne in San Diego’s blog.
Below you will find the background of Bryan Kocis which leads up to Clarke’s letter where Clarke sets the record straight about the real nature of Bryan Kocis.
In August 2003 through February 2004, Bryan Kocis cast Sean Lockhart, a young model, in Cobra’s Every Poolboy’s Dream giving him the stage name of “Brent Corrigan“. Corrigan quickly went on to become the most famous, and most lucrative, of Kocis’ stable of actors. On September 13, 2005, Corrigan’s attorney announced publicly that Corrigan was underage when he filmed those scenes for Cobra Video, and had used a fake ID to participate in those scenes. Corrigan went on to state that Kocis was aware of his underage status. Cobra denied that they were ever aware of such allegations and publicly stated that they had copies of Corrigan’s ID’s claiming a birth year of 1985. A civil lawsuit between the two parties erupted soon after.
Bryan Kocis was found dead on January 24, 2007, after a fire at his Pennsylvania home. According to the investigating coroner, Kocis was stabbed 28 times and his throat was cut, nearly decapitating him. His body was also left in the house before it was set on fire. A folding-style knife was found nearby. Officials had to use dental records to identify Kocis because his body was burned beyond recognition.
On May 15, 2007, two Virginia Beach escorts, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes, were arrested and charged with Kocis’ murder. On December 8, 2008, Kerekes pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, theft, tampering with or fabricating evidence, and criminal conspiracy, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Jury selection for Cuadra’s trial began on February 17, 2009 and the trial began one week later. On February 27th, Brent Corrigan testified for the prosecution about his dealings with Kerekes and Cuadra. Throughout the trial, Cuadra claimed that Kerekes controlled his life, equating their relationship with Stockholm syndrome. He also claimed that Kerekes was the one who murdered Kocis and that he wanted to go to police, but Kerekes kept him from doing so. On March 12, 2009, Cuadra was found guilty of all the charges against him, including first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, arson, robbery, and tampering with or fabricating evidence. On March 16th, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Following the trial Bryan Kocis’ sister named, Melody, purported to make a public comment on the Harlow & Joe On Trial Blog as follows:
Those of us who have been fortunate to be in Bryan’s life know what a kind, caring, loving, generous and loyal person he was, and for those of you who didn’t know him it’s your loss. Bryan was a good, honest person in a bad, dishonest business. He was known for giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. Bryan made mistakes, but he was a victim of horrible crime, and it was sad how many people forgot that. Sean Lockhart was Bryan’s biggest mistake. He cared for Sean very much, and Sean did nothing but hurt him. I was with Bryan when Sean told him he wasn’t coming back to finish his contract with Cobra, and that he was starting his own company. Bryan just bought him a car. I will never forget how upset Bryan was. Unfortunately Bryan is not here to tell his side of the story.
In 2002, police found a videotape of Bryan Kocis, then 39, and a 15-year-old boy in his home. Kocis met the boy on the internet and transported him to his hometown. Kocis pled guilty to one count of Sexual Abuse of a Child. He was initially charged with child pornography, and transportation of a minor for sexual purposes. Since the boy had lied about his age Kocis was given a probation sentence.
In 2006 a judge signed paperwork changing Kocis’ charge from sex assault to corruption of minors. Kocis’ former attorney, Al Flora, said the change was made because the original charge of sexual assault of a child was a mistake and that, “We didn’t realize there was an error until 2006.” Flora said his former client was a legitimate businessman and not at all a pedophile. Kocis was not required to be registered as a Megan’s Law offender.
Kevin Clarke (Photo at left Kevin Clarke,Jerry Douglas,George DuRoy) who has spent 15 years in the Gay Porn buisness directing some of the top selling Gay Adult DVD’s shares his very unique perspective on Bryan Kocis. To read the entire revelation made by Clarke of Bryan Kocis please see his article, St Bryan of Luzerne County visit Dewayne In San Diego’s blog. Kevin Clarke is the GayVn Award winning director of The American Way,American Way 2-Lust,The Heartland,A Young Man’s World,Ashton Ryans B-Boys,The Seduction of a Surfer and The American City.