Who is Brian Rader?
Brian Rader is popularly known for being the son of Dennis Lynn Rader. Aside from the bad reputation caused by his father, Brian is a decent man who served in the US Navy between 2004 and 2009. His father, Dennis Lynn Rader, also known as Denn Rader, is an infamous American serial killer widely known as BTK. Which according to him means “bind, torture, kill”. He goes by other variations such as the BTK Killer or the BTK Strangler. In order to get credit for his score, Dennis reported to authorities details of his deadly acts. He was apprehended and records reveal that he killed ten people in Wichita and Park City, Kansas between 1974 and 1991.
With this in mind, I would share facts about Brian Rader, details about him, and more. Before I continue, let’s take a quick look at his profile summary.
|Full name||Brian Rader|
|Date of birth||July 27, 1975|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Known as||Dennis Lynn Rader’s son|
|Father||Dennis Lynn Rader|
Brian Rader Biography
Brian Rader was born Brian Howard Rader on November 30, 1975, in Kansas, in the United States of America. He is either 47 years old and has Leo as his zodiac sign. Dennis Lynn Rader and his divorced wife, Paula Dietz are the names of Brian’s parents.
Brian Rader grew up in the company of his younger sister, Kerri Rawson, whom he is older than by either three. Other family members related to Brian Howard Rader are his paternal uncles Paul Rader, Bill Rader, and Jeff Rader, and paternal grandparents, William E. Rader, and Dorothea M. Rader.
Brian did not follow the legacy of his father, he kept a clean record. He once served in the US Navy for 5 years and earned the Eagle Scout badge, the highest achievement award in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. Where was he during the time of his father’s arrest? He was stationed at a sub-base in Connecticut during the time of his father’s arrest in February 2005. His father was convicted and evidence was made straight, so Brian did not stand any chance of saving his father from the hands of the law.
His relationship with his father is something Brian has decided to keep off the media. However, his sister revealed that his father once attempted to strangle him when he spoiled dinner – adding that Brian will have to move out soon. That does not look like an ideal father-son relationship. Dennis did not value his family, he described them as “Pawns in his game”. The family lived at 6220 Independence in Park City. Their house was auctioned for $90,000 in March 2007.
Brian is single and not seen to be in a romantic relationship with anyone. His sister revealed to the Wichita Eagle newspaper, that he does not have a family or kids as she does.
Information about his academic background is obscure. But, he more likely has an Elementary School graduate certification and High School Diploma. As a Kansas State native, Brian holds American citizenship by birth. He has a white skin color, light brown short hair, and a pair of beautiful light brown eyes. He stands five feet six inches above the ground, estimated to be either 167 centimeters or 1.6 meters.
Brian Rader Parents
Brian’s mother, Paula Dietz, was born on May 5, 1948, in Park City, Kansas, in the United States of America. She is 74 years old and has Taurus as her zodiac sign. She worked as a bookkeeper at a bookstore in Kansas during her active years.
Brian’s serial killer father, Dennis Lynn Rader, was born to Dorothea Mae Rader (née Cook) and William Elvin Rader on March 9, 1945, in either Pittsburg, Kansas. He is 77 years old and has Pisces as his zodiac sign. He was raised along with his three siblings (brothers), Bill Rader, Paul Rader, and Jeff Rader in Wichita. He holds an associate’s degree from the prestigious Butler County Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University. He was the president of a council at Christ Lutheran Church.
Brian Howard Rader’s father, Dennis Lynn Rader, met his mother, Paula Dietz, for the first time after he relocated from Pittsburgh, Kansas to Park City to work at the meat department of a Leekers IGA supermarket, having served in the United States Air Force between 1966 and 1970. The young lovers dated for a few months after their first meeting and tied their wedding knot in a private wedding ceremony that was held on May 22, 1971.
A few years after their marriage was officiated, Dennis Lynn Rader and his new bride, Paula Dietz, had their first child, Brian Rader. Their second child, Kerri Rawson, was born five years after their first child. Dennis and Paula stayed married for close to three decades and a half (for about 34 years), until Brian’s mother, Paula Dietz, filed for a divorce from his father after Dennis was arrested and charged with different degrees of murder.
In detail, Paula asked for an emergency divorce to avoid media harassment and it was given to her after Dennis Lynn Rader pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him. During the court hearing which would determine Dennis Rader’s fate, Paula neither attended a court hearing nor has she and her children visited him in prison. However, they wrote him letters, asking him to confess to his crimes – Dennis later entered a guilty plea to all ten murders in June 2005.
Following his conviction of murder, in the first degree for 10 counts charges, Brian’s father, the BTK strangler, was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for 175 years. He was apprehended on February 25, 2005, and was imprisoned at El Dorado Correctional Facility.
At the time of his father’s arrest, Brian was 30 years old. And although he has yet to speak up about his father’s crimes, his younger sister, Kerri Rawson, who was 27 years old at the time has since spoken up. She wrote a book detailing her experience with a serial killer dad, how she maintained contact when he was arrested and why she later got a legal cease-contact against her dad, before his death.
Read up about Dennis Lynn Rader’s crimes here.
Brian Rader Sister
Brian Rader’s sister, Kerri Rawson, was born Kerri Rader in 1978 in Wichita, Kansas, in the United States of America. She is 44 years old. Since her father’s arrest and sentence in June 2005 when she was 26 years old, Kerri has dedicated herself to being an advocate for victims of abuse, crime, and trauma. She shares her journey of hope, healing, faith, and forgiveness, which would prompt her to write and publish a 336 pages book about giving hope and closure to the families and people life’s sad incidents affected. The book was titled “A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming, and was launched on January 29, 2019. The book was successful and it’s now a New York Times Best Seller.
Kerri Rawson has moved on, got married, and has her own family. About her love life, she started dating her husband, Darian Rawson, in 1999. They dated for about three years and got married in 2003. They have been married for two decades and have two children whom they named Emilie Rawson (born in 2008; 14 years old) and Ian Rawson (born in 2011; 11 years old). Kerri Rawson resides with her husband, Darian Rawson, her two kids Emilie and Ian, and her two cats in Florida, United States of America.
Brian Rader Net worth
Brian Rader’s net worth is not known due to how he has avoided the media to live a simple life. His achievement as a member of the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America, and even ranking to the highest level Eagle Scout, can get him good sustainable work.
Since you are still here, please tell me what you think about Brian Rader’s personality. Do you think the 175 years life imprisonment sentence is good enough for his killer father’s crimes? Tell me all about it in the comments section.