Chrystul Kizer Biography – Wiki
Chrystul Kizer is an incarcerated trafficking survivor who is being charged with life in prison for acting in self-defense against her trafficker. The punishment that Chrystul is facing for defending her own life signals that black women and girls have no selves to defend.
Now Chrystul Kizer, who was 16 when she met Volar, is accused of murdering her alleged sex trafficker.
Chrystul Kizer met Randy Volar in 2016 when she was 16 and he was 33. Authorities say she was one of about a dozen victims Volar sexually abused and filmed without their consent.
Chrystul Kizer Age
She is 19 years old as of 2019.
Chrystul Kizer BackGround
We have a responsibility to rally to #ChrystulKizer aide. This man sexually abused Chrystul multiple times.
He filmed it.
He raped a dozen other black girls.
He was released from jail without bond and was killed when he tried to rape Chrystul again.https://t.co/8hSVBvDxmm
— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) December 18, 2019
At 17-years old, Chrystul was trafficked by Randall P. Volar III from Milwaukee to Kenosha, Wisconsin where she experienced ongoing physical and sexual abuse. Volar was under active investigation by the Kenosha Police Department for sexual conduct with additional underage girls prior to his death. In the state of Wisconsin, people under the age of 18 years old are not able to consent to engage in sexual activity, therefore, any “sexual conduct” Volar had with these girls, including Chrystul, was sexual violence.
Sex Trafficker Randy Volar Murder
On the night of June 5, 2018, Chrystul shot Volar in the head twice at his home in Kenosha, Wisconsin, before setting his body on fire and fleeing the scene in his BMW.
Police located the vehicle hours later in Milwaukee and linked it to Chrystul, who confessed to killing him when questioned by police.
Chrystul Kizer Statements
Police and prosecutors knew Randy Volar, a 34-year-old white man, was abusing underage black girls.
They arrested him — and released him on the same day.
Three months went by.
Then one of the girls, Chrystul Kizer, allegedly shot him in the head. https://t.co/ZDtKcYyqsa
— Jessica Contrera (@mjcontrera) December 17, 2019
According to Chrystul and her legal counsel, on June 5, 2018, Chrystul resisted Volar’s attempts to forcibly engage in sexual activity. During this struggle, Chrystul shot Volar in an act of self-defense. Chrystul has been charged, wrongfully, for surviving violence. She is being criminalized for staying alive.
Chrystul’s criminalization fits the pattern of Black people in general and Black women and girls specifically being denied the right to self-defense in US legal systems. Black girls and women are not seen by courts or society more broadly as being vulnerable to violence, even though they experience disproportionate levels of violence compared to white women and girls. Overall, Black/African American girls are 3.5 times more likely to be incarcerated than white girls. Studies by the ACLU show that the majority of girls in juvenile detention have experienced both physical and sexual assault prior to their incarceration. In a study by the Medical College of Wisconsin on sex trafficking in the city of Milwaukee (2013-16), 65% of victims under age 25 were Black/African American and 24% were white. Further, studies on women in prison demonstrate that women who are victims of abuse are more likely to be in prison for a violent offense than incarcerated women who had not been victims of abuse.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Chrystul Kizer confessed to having shot Randy Fly in the head twice and burn his body at his home in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in June 2018
- Authorities say it was one of a dozen victims. Flying was sexually abused and filmed without your consent.
- Flying had been arrested for child sex crimes four months before his murder, but was inexplicably released.
- Chrystul was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and fire caused by the same district attorney who conducted the investigation Fly
- The prosecutor says that Chrystul, who was 17 at the time, had planned the murder beforehand.
- Chrystul says he acted in self-defense after he drugged her and tried to have sex with her after she told him he didn’t want to.
- Teenagers’ lawyers sought to apply an ‘affirmative defense’ under a state law that protects victims of sex trafficking
- The law allows victims to be acquitted of certain charges if they can prove they committed the crime because they were being trafficked
- A judge ruled on December 9 that the defense did not apply to the case of Chrystul