America's Greatest Child Sex Scandal: Boys Town in Lincoln, Nebraska
Tim King Salem-News.com
This is the story you may have heard of, here are the really disturbing details.
There is also a connection to Contra drug smuggling.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Those who deny the possibility of government deception on a large scale should examine the story of Boys Town and a Black Republican Politician named Lawrence 'Larry' King.
Carol Stitt - Director, Nebraska Foster
Care Review Board
For many, King and Boys Town are synonymous with the scandal involving child sex and drug abuse that officials in Lincoln, Nebraska were able to suppress and effectively cover up.
It is among the most blatant of all of the mostly ignored stories in this country that have been buried because they affected a large number of children; many under the age of 10, who were viciously raped by important men, so-called 'pillars of their communities'.
The coverup appears to involve the police and courts in Nebraska and also the FBI.
A woman named Carol Stitt, Director of the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board, explains in the documentary below, Conspiracy Of Silence, that the allegations of children being taken to political parties where they would be abuse sexually, usually at 'after hour' parties, originated with her office.
The lives of Alisha Owen, Paul Bonacci, Troy Boner and the other victims of what appears to be a government orchestrated child rape syndicate, will never be what they could have due to this ridiculous miscarriage of justice. The fact that it happened in the nation's Bible belt is a sad indicator of the massive hypocrisy that exists between religion and the actions of men.
Nebraska Republican Senator Loran Schmit
Nebraska Republican Senator Loran Schmit, worked with Stitt and investigators to build the case and soon they had five solid victims whose testimony would work in court to bring the various suspects to justice.
Little did he know, that powers to be in this seemingly corrupt Midwest state, would block every move to bring the case forward and that even the media would serve as a partner in the crime of coverup. As it turns out one of the suspects worked in the upper echelon of a daily newspaper that served as a tool for discrediting victim testimony.
Victims who came forward were persecuted; one key witness would testify in mid stride that he made up his allegations. A female victim who stuck to her story of years of rape and sex abuse at the hands of top officials in Lincoln, Nebraska, was convicted of perjury and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Those close to the case say the perjury conviction was a clear message to all of the victims, that they too would pay dearly if they spoke of their past involvement with the Franklin child prostitution ring.
Larry King, who was a rising star in the GOP, was convicted of embezzling over $38 million from Franklin Community Federal Credit Union (FCFCU) in Omaha, and served 10 years of a 15-year prison sentence.
That's right, the victim who spoke was sent to prison for 15 years for perjury, while King received 15 but did only 10 years for crimes involving $38 million and was never convicted in the child prostitution ring, nor were any other officials.
Nick Bryant, coauthor of Americas Children: Triumph of Tragedy and The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse, and Betrayal, wrote of his attempt to publicize the case in a USA Today article:
These operations overseen by King would be conducted at Republican fund raising after-parties, in which young boys & girls were brokered to senators, congressmen & women & persons of influence.
So connected to the political world was King that upon his parole he was recruited into the National Republican Party. King’s strategy, like that of MK-Ultra was to target political figures to ensure anonymity & continued financial support from legislature, by using children from Boystown & others kidnapped to compromise influential men & women. These political figures would be photographed & video taped engaging in drug taking & various sexual activity with minors.
The sexual abuse of children as horrific and criminal as it is was only part of the story. It was the prominent figures in the U.S Government’s involvement in the drug trade that made this story so much more explosive. Johnny Gosch was a 12-year-old paperboy in Iowa when he disappeared on September 5, 1982. Paul Bonacci told attorney John Decamp that he was in a sex ringwith Gosch as a teenager and was forced into participating in Gosch’s abduction.
He also admitted along with Alisha Owen that they had been used as drug couriers to bring cocaine in from the West Coast for Alan Baer, Larry King and others during the 1980s. It was first reported by the World Herald Reporter James Flanery that King was “running guns and money into Nicaragua, and that the CIA was heavily involved.
The story told by Monarch victims – one of whom is Paul Bonacci – is that they were tortured for the purpose of creating “multiple personalities” within them. These multiple personalities could then be programmed as spies, drug mules, prostitutes, or assassins.
With access to thousands of documents that were sealed by two grand juries, as well as the sealed testimony of one, I demonstrated that state and Federal grand jury processes in Nebraska played an integral role in the cover-up.
Instead of indicting the alleged perpetrators, these grand juries indicted the victims who would not recant their accounts of abuse on charges of perjury. In one case, a 21-year-old who bad been abused since adolescence was indicted on eight counts of perjury by both state and Federal grand juries. Facing more than 300 years in prison, she still refused to recant. Her travesty of a trial resulted in a prison sentence of nine to 15 years. She spent nearly two years in solitary confinement.
This individual was released from prison in 2000, and she has become a model citizen: she is happily married and gainfully employed. Conversely, one of the ring's pedophilic pimps, who was not charged with a single count of child abuse, moved halfway across the country. By 2009, he had enmeshed himself among a new brood of economically disadvantaged children.
The fact that the girl was convicted and given an extremely long sentence makes little sense when compared to this paragraph from a NY Times article from 18 Dec. 1988:
...the Omaha office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged that it had independently received reports of sexual abuse and that they were a subject of its own criminal inquiry into the credit union affair. And the office of the Nebraska Attorney General said it had directed the state police also to investigate the reports.
Then The NY Times, still following the story, wrote on 25 Dec. 1988:
A state file containing reports of physical and sexual abuse of foster children, based on interviews with some of the children and including one instance reminiscent of slave auctions, has been turned over to the Executive Board of the Nebraska Legislature.
People familiar with the file's contents describe it as a voluminous compilation of reports acquired over the last two years by the State Foster Care Review Board from a variety of child care professionals, including schoolteachers and social workers.
Corrupt Media Backs Corrupt Government
However by 29 July 1990, The New York Times changed their tune, falling in line with Nebraska press, with an article titled, "Omaha Grand Jury Sees Hoax in Lurid Tales":
Lurid reports of child sex abuse, drug trafficking, pornography and political intrigue that have held Omaha enthralled for nearly two years were a ''carefully crafted hoax,'' a county grand jury in Nebraska has concluded.
Perhaps not too surprising that the agency both Judith Miller and Jason Blair both called home, was willing to jump on the bandwagon instead of questioning the sincerity of this Midwestern disease.
Even though the FBI and local authorities acknowledge that they knew about the child sex abuse, Nebraska still convicted Alisha Owen for reporting the abuse, convicting her of several counts of perjury. What a disservice to all crime victims, particularly rape and sex abuse survivors, Nebraska's system of injustice truly is.
The crimes of Larry King and his criminal cohorts are outstanding today and it is important that the criminals, regardless of who they are, not abscond forever. So why have you never heard of the Franklin cover-up?
Conspiracy Of Silence (Banned Discovery Channel Documentary)
"Conspiracy of Silence" is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a nationwide child abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, "Conspiracy of Silence" reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.
Based on the riveting book, The Franklin Cover-up, "Conspiracy of Silence" begins with the shut-down of Nebraska's Franklin Community Federal Credit Union after a raid by federal agencies in November 1988 revealed that $40 million was missing.
When the Nebraska legislature launched a probe into the affair, what initially looked like a financial swindle soon exploded into a startling tale of drugs, money laundering, and a nationwide child abuse ring.
Images of investigator John DeCamp
Nineteen months later, the legislative committee's chief investigator died suddenly and violently, like more than a dozen other people linked to the Franklin case.
So why have you never heard of the Franklin cover-up? Originally scheduled to air in May of 1994 on the Discovery Channel, "Conspiracy of Silence" was yanked at the last minute due to formidable pressure applied by top politicians. Some very powerful people did not want you to watch this documentary.
You may find yourself becoming angry or upset while watching "Conspiracy of Silence." Many people do. However, consider that each of us has at times in our life acted out of selfish motives when it comes to sexuality and ended up hurting others in one way or another.
Let us take this information not only as a call to stop this kind of abuse at the nationwide level, but also as a call to examine our own sexual relationships and make a commitment to deep honesty and integrity in our own lives around this most sensitive issue.
Thanks for caring and may we all work together to build a brighter future for ourselves and for our world.
A copy of this videotape was furnished anonymously to former Nebraska state senator and attorney John De Camp who made it available to retired FBI Agent Ted L. Gunderson. While the video quality is not top grade, this tape is a blockbuster in what is revealed by the participants involved.
NOTE; This film had to be reassembled from remaining VHS fragments after an all-out effort was made to block the films release and destroy all extant copies. Every effort has been made to restore it to the original and complete "meant to be broadcast" version.
For additional information on this video, and download information: http://www.archive.org/details/ConspiracyOfSilence-SexAbuseRingOfWashingtonDc
Here are some related articles: http://www.american-buddha.com/franklincoverup.13.htm
The Franklin child prostitution ring allegations were a series of high-profile accusations and legal actions between 1988 and 1991 surrounding an alleged child sex ring serving prominent citizens of Omaha, Nebraska, as well as high-level U.S. politicians.
The allegations centered on the actions of Lawrence E. King, director of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union (FCFCU) in Omaha and a nationally-prominent political figure who was active in the Republican Party. After investigation, the Douglas County, Nebraska Grand Jury determined the abuse allegations were baseless.
Allegations of sexual abuse first emerged in November 1988 during a National Credit Union Administration investigation of unrelated financial irregularities at the FCFCU, at which King had worked for 18 years. In December, the State Foster Care Review Board submitted the results of a two year investigation into the physical and sexual abuse of foster children to the Executive Board of the Nebraska Legislature who were investigating reports of child sexual abuse linked to the credit union. Authorities launched a probe, interviewing a number of claimed abuse victims who said that children in foster care were flown to the U.S. East Coast and were abused at "bad parties."
Subsequently, John DeCamp, a former Nebraska state Senator, publicly identified five prominent individuals as being involved in a prostitution ring that transported minors across state lines.
However, the first of two grand juries determined that the abuse allegations were a "carefully crafted hoax" and specifically exonerated the five persons named by De Camp. The grand jury also suggested that the abuse stories originated from a vindictive employee terminated by Boys Town, the famed refuge for troubled youths. A special Nebraska legislative committee assigned to investigate the allegations criticized the grand jury findings, with Nebraska Senator Loran Schmit labeling the grand jury's report "a strange document."
Moreover, two of the purported victims were indicted for perjury; one was convicted and sentenced to 9–15 years in prison. A Federal Grand Jury later concluded that the abuse allegations were unfounded and indicted 21 year old Alisha Owen on eight counts of perjury.Journalist Nick Bryant, who believes there was a coverup of child abuse, described the trial of the convicted perjurer as a "travesty."
King was eventually convicted of embezzling over $38 million from FCFCU, and served 10 years of a 15-year prison sentence.
Paul A. Bonacci, who claimed that King abused him for an extended period, filed a lawsuit against King in civil court. When King failed to respond to the charges, United States federal judge Warren Keith Urbom entered a default judgement for $1 million against King.
Numerous conspiracy theories persisted afterwards, claiming that the Franklin scandal was part of much more widespread series of crimes.
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- ^ a b Robbins, William (1988). "A Lurid, Mysterious Scandal Begins Taking Shape in Omaha." The New York Times, 18 December 1988, URL accessed 18 May 2012.
- ^ Robbins, William (1988). "Nebraska Inquiry Is Given File on Sex Abuse of Foster Children." The New York Times, 25 December 1988, URL accessed 18 May 2012.
- ^ a b c Robbins, Williams (July 29, 1990). "Omaha Grand Jury Sees Hoax in Lurid Tales". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE2D91630F93AA15754C0A966958260. Retrieved May 13, 2011.;"Omaha Tales of Sexual Abuse Ruled False". The New York Times. Associated Press. September 27, 1990. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/27/us/omaha-tales-of-sexual-abuse-ruled-false.html?. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
- ^ USA Today: p. 6A. August 9, 1991. "Alisha Owen, convicted of lying to grand jury probing charges of sex and drug abuse in failure of Omaha credit union, was sentenced to 9 to 15 years in prison."
- ^ Omaha Tales of Sexual Abuse Ruled False New York Times September 27, 1990
- ^ "Sexual Abuse’s Second Shame". USA Today magazine: 46-47. January 2012. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WbQSxoBkDuGXvvsiA5FBn4q5LdYVRMiEwxLTnjW0buY/edit?pli=1.
- ^ Santiago, Frank (1999). "Judge makes $1 million award," The Des Moines Register 24 February 1999
In conclusion, it is never too late for justice. The men involved in this child sex scandal are mostly people in power and they deserve for a true story to be told.
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