Child Sex Trafficking Documentary
"Imperium" Exposes Dark Underworld of Child Sex Trafficking
"Imperium" could be the most important documentary you have ever watched. It was for me. This very well documented exposé on child sex trafficking rings leading to the highest levels is an absolute must watch. It will help you to understand why our world is so crazy.
Below the documentary is a written description of key segments presented and an abundance of reliable footnotes to major media articles and other key sources further confirming these cases.
You may feel uncomfortable with the level of intense corruption in high places you discover, but please ask yourself, would you rather know, or close your eyes and pretend everything is all right? If nothing else, do it for the countless children who have suffered.
Please share this highly important video with your friends and colleagues so that we can all join together to stop the craziness and build a kinder, more compassionate world. Thanks for caring.
With best wishes for a transformed world,
Fred Burks for PEERS and WantToKnow.info
Former White House interpreter and whistleblower
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Part 2: Though not as powerful as Part 1, Part 2 of "Imperium" has some excellent evidence on matters of which few are aware. You can watch Part 2 on this webpage.
Divided into five segments, the first part of "Imperium" largely uses stock footage from major media sources to present its case. Serious investigations into major child sex trafficking rings around the world are shown to have been blocked by police, judges, and even politicians at high levels of government. Solid written documentation supporting segments of the documentary is presented below.
Much of the information below comes from the incredibly revealing online book Lifting the Veil, which dives further into intense corruption at the highest levels. The plentiful footnotes listed are from this book, so the footnote numbers don't start from the beginning. Footnotes are listed before the text, so that you can see the quality of sources. To further understand all that is going on in this world, don't miss this excellent book, which may be the best summary ever written on the powerful, hidden forces which greatly affect our world.
Part 1: Belgium — The Dutroux affair
Part 2: Lithuania — The Neringa case
Part 3: The United Kingdom — BBC and much more
Part 4: Kendall — Presented on the TV show Dr. Phil
Part 5: The Republican Party — The Franklin affair
Imperium: Part 1
Belgium: The Dutroux Affair
398 BBC, “Profile: Marc Dutroux,” June 17, 2004
399 Wikipedia article on Melchior Wathelet.
400 Fox News, “Court keeps convicted pedophile killer Marc Dutroux in prison in Belgium,” February 18, 2013
401 NBC, “Belgium Begins High-Profile Pedophile Trial”, March 1, 2004
402 TruTV's Crime Library, “Marc Dutroux, A Pedophile and Child-Killer.”
403 The Guardian, “Police admit Dutroux video bungle,” June 17, 1999
404 Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck ,The X Dossiers, 1999
405 BBC, “Regina Louf's Testimony,” May 2, 2002
407 Regina Louf, “Zwĳgen is voor daders : de getuigenis van X1.” Unfortunately, an English version of this book has not been found.
409 Annemie Bulte, “de X-Dossiers: Wat Belgie Niet Mocht Weten Over de Zaak-Dutroux.”
410 New York Times, “275,000 in Belgium Protest Handling of Child Sex Scandal,” October 21, 1996
411 The Telegraph, “Belgians Shocked By Tale of Policeman's Orgy,” March 16, 1990
412 New York Times, “Belgian Hero Dismissed,” October 15, 1996
413 New York Times, “275,000 in Belgium Protest Handling of Child Sex Scandal,” October 21, 1996
414 Wikipedia article on the White March
415 The Telegraph, “Judge tells of murder plots to block Dutroux investigation,” March 5, 2004
416 Humo, “War in Neufchateau: examining magistrate Connerotte speaks about the Dutroux dossier for the first time,” December 3, 2002.
417 Los Angeles Times, “Kidnap Deaths Plunge Belgium Into Guilt,” September 2, 1996
418 The Guardian, “Cover-up claims revive sex scandal,” April 21, 1999
419 Los Angeles Times, “Grisly Crimes Undermine Belgian Unity,” January 3, 1998
420 The Guardian, “Dutroux insists he was part of paedophile ring,” June 11, 2004
In the summer of 1995, a wave of disappearances of young girls in Belgium grabbed national headlines. The series of kidnappings would continue through the next year, with the Belgium BOB (FBI equivalent) unable to develop any leads.
Then in the summer of '96, an anonymous tip about a suspicious white van led investigators to the doorsteps of Marc Dutroux, a known pedophile who had only recently been released from prison after serving three years of a 13 year sentence, despite warnings from various professionals and even his own mother that he was likely to be a repeat offender.398 The man who let Dutroux out of prison, Justice Minister Melchior Wathelet, would soon be promoted to serve as a judge at the European Court of Justice at the Hague.399
Various stories soon emerged in the press regarding how the BOB had repeatedly, and suspiciously, failed to implicate Dutroux during the previous years. For example, BOB officer Rene Michaux once searched Dutroux's house, but failed to investigate screams he heard, instead believing the tale that the voices were coming from children outside. Nor did he find the odd construction of Dutroux's basement, shaped in an L with one wall much newer than the others, reason for inquiry.400
At the time, Dutroux, though unemployed and receiving welfare from the state, owned seven homes and lived quite lavishly from his involvement in selling children and child porn.401 Michaux ignored reports from an informant who claimed to have been made an offer by Dutroux to kidnap young girls in exchange for about €4000.402
He once had in his possession a video tape of Dutroux constructing his makeshift basement dungeon, and raping a 14 year old girl, but the tape was returned to Dutroux's wife, apparently unviewed.403 Michaux's failures likely directly led to the death of two girls who were held captive by Dutroux at the time of the investigation and reportedly died of starvation.
The arrest of Dutroux did not come until a new lead investigator, Jean-Marc Connorette, was assigned to the case. For the first time, many victims of child abuse and trafficking in Belgium felt that they had someone they could trust, and began to come forward with their stories. The case quickly spiraled to the point where Dutroux was no longer the focus. During the investigation, these victims were each assigned a number, appended after an X.
For example, X1 was first sexually abused at the age of two, at the hands of her grandmother, who owned a hotel frequented by pedophiles. At the age of 4, she was introduced to a 'pimp' who would take her out to other locations for abuse and torture. She was diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Even after getting married and moving away at the age of 19, she was never able to fully leave the 'network': Occasionally, when her husband was out of town, her old pimp would show up and take her back to places she was abused as a child, and she would be raped.404 She named and described in great detail, to a specially assembled police team, the people and places involved in the pedophile ring. Senior judges, one of the country's most powerful politicians – now dead – and a very influential banker were included.405
“The sessions not only involved sex, they included sadism, torture and murder; and again, she described in detail, the place, the victims and how they were killed.” – BBC406
X1 and other witnesses recounted being raped by dogs and snakes, and being forced to witness the murders of other children which were captured on video tape.407
X1 was quoted as saying:
"In Brussels there was a villa in which a room was set up with built-in cameras. Even in the 1970s these cameras were so discrete that only the people who maintained them and the child prostitutes knew where they were located... Why did I [have] to get those guys clearly in the picture, why was I supposed to get them to hit me and brutally rape me? Why was 'regular' sex often not enough?... Blackmail, the word that was never mentioned; I only started to really understand when I was thirteen, fourteen years old...”408
The other victims told similar stories, all independent of one another. Most had developed Multiple Personality Disorder, and had been turned over to the 'network' by family members. Many accurately and independently verified locations and members of the network who were their abusers.409 Perhaps most importantly, they all claimed that high profile members of society were involved.410
X1 also corroborated that one of Dutroux's associates, Jean-Michel Nihoul, was instrumental in the abuse parties. Nihoul had significant connections among Belgian political and financial elite, and later confessed to organizing an orgy at a Belgian chateau attended by government officials, described by the press as a 'Policeman's Orgy'.411 It emerged that Dutroux and Nihoul were part of a long distance child trafficking ring that imported children from Slovakia, among other places. Nihoul would later be found not guilty, a decision made by the judges who overruled a 'guilty' verdict by the jury.
Just as the investigation was heating up and began to show promise, it was completely dismantled from higher powers. Jean-Marc Conorrette was dismissed from the case, which drew huge criticism from across the nation.412 It prompted the event known as the 'White March', in which 300,000 Belgians from the nation of just 10 million took to the streets to protest the dismissal.413 414 Conorette would later break down in tears in court while describing the death threats he received when he was still involved with the investigation.415
A second change that greatly affected the proceedings was the introduction of a strict hierarchy to the examinations of the witnesses, which was previously undertaken by BOB officers working independently, overseen by Gendarmerie Commandant Jean-Luc Duterme. Duterme would conduct abusive interrogations which emotionally devastated the witnesses who were suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.
In addition, the prosecutor that replaced Conorette, Jacques Langlois, deliberately obfuscated the investigation. He sent police out on false tips and helped spread disinformation in the media. Jean-Marc Connorete once described how he felt about the leads that Langlois would end up investigating:
"I regularly and much earlier complained about those terrible circumstances in which I had to work in the Dutroux case... We continually received information about all kinds of bizarre leads. Those then received a lot of media attention, but to us meant nothing but time loss..." – Humo (Belgian publication)416
Fuel to the fire would be added when a highly regarded children's activist, Marie France Botte, claimed that prosecutors were sitting on a politically sensitive list of high profile customers of Dutroux's thousands of video tapes.417
Marc Verwilghen, the Flemish parliamentarian who became the most popular politician in the country after leading the inquiry into Dutroux, claimed that many in the Belgian establishment, including heads of government, refused to cooperate, and sought to stifle and ridicule his report. He claimed that magistrates and police were officially told to not answer certain questions, in what he described as a 'characteristic smothering operation'. He was further quoted as saying “For me, the Dutroux affair is a question of organized crime.”418 A parliamentary panel revealed the names of 30 government officials it said were complicit in the hiding of Dutroux's misdeeds, none have been punished.419
As the trial came to an end in 2004 and faded from the public spotlight, Dutroux adamantly claimed that he was not a lone pedophile but instead was acting on behalf of a large pedophile ring.420
“Marc Dutroux insisted yesterday that he was not a "lone predator" who kidnapped and raped young girls but part of a wider paedophile ring... Dutroux portrayed himself as a victim, a "puppet in a show trial" who had to be put away to "hide the truth" and serve the interests of "organised corruption". Only 10% of the case had been examined, he said, asking why independent-minded policemen had been removed from the investigating team. He urged police to follow up clues he said would prove he was working for a network which kidnapped girls to be sold into prostitution.”
Today, many Belgians have expressed sorrow that most of the details of the evidence will never be known. The files are sealed, with the presiding judge claiming he saw no reason to reopen them.
The local police have no interest in uncovering the child abuse ring and even go to seemingly absurd lengths to keep it a secret. The courts are hostile towards the witnesses and the trials are deliberately obfuscated. Charges of perjury are brought against those who refuse to recant their stories. The Federal investigators withheld proof of the claims of the witnesses, including the names of high profile members of the child abuse ring and visual evidence of their crimes.
Imperium: Part 2
Lithuania: The Neringa case
In July of 2018, a U.S. judge refused to stop the extradition of Neringa Venckiene from Chicago to Lithuania. In early September, Neringa filed an appeal with the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals asking it to halt her extradition. You can find lots more at this link.
Imperium: Part 3
The United Kingdom: BBC and much more
421 The Sunday Daily Star, “Tory Paedo Cover-up,” October 28, 2012
422 Express UK, “Jimmy Savile was part of satanic ring,” January 13, 2013
423 The Independent, “Tory MP warned of powerful paedophile ring 30 years ago,” February 22, 2013
425 BBC, “Jimmy Savile abuse: Number of alleged victims reaches 450,” December 12, 2012
426 The Guardian, “Secrecy imposed on the exposure of alleged child abuse,” October 1997
427 The Telegraph, “Waterhouse Inquiry: recommendations and conclusions,” November 6, 2012
428 The Record UK, “North Wales abuse: 76 new allegations arise in investigation into a historic paedophile ring at 18 care homes,” April 29, 2013
429 The Independent, “The Jillings report: How the truth about North Wales child abuse scandal was suppressed,” November 11, 2012
430 The Telegraph, “Jimmy Savile linked to North Wales child abuse scandal,” November 7, 2012
431 The Telegraph, “Jimmy Savile: 'He was the tip of the iceberg’,” October 19, 2012
432 The Guardian, “Tory child sex abuse ring claim: Cameron races to control scandal,” November 5, 2012
433 BBC, “Jimmy Savile named in Jersey children's home abuse inquiry,” October 2, 2012
434 The Telegraph, “Jersey abuse case: 'Old boy network' is obstructing police investigation,” August 8, 2008
435 The Daily Mail, “Savile pictured at the Jersey House of Horrors: Paedophile DJ is surrounded by children at care home where 192 'suffered abuse',” October 16, 2012
436 The Telegraph, “Jimmy Savile: 'He was the tip of the iceberg’,” October 19, 2012
437 News of the World, “JERSEY:Children were loaned to rich paedophile yachtsmen.”
438 Daily Mail, “Jim the fixer: Is Jimmy Savile just a fantasist ... or is the truth even stranger than fiction?”
439 The Guardian, “Jimmy Savile caused concern with behaviour on visits to Prince Charles,” October 29, 2012
440 BBC, “Jimmy Savile sought Margaret Thatcher Stoke Mandeville help,” December 28, 2012
441 The Daily Star, “CHARLES' LINKS TO SAVILE,” May 12, 2013
442 BBC, “Jimmy Savile scandal: Stoke Mandeville inquiry continues,” January 11, 2013
443 The Guardian, “Jimmy Savile: transcript reveals 'policy' used to halt abuse claims,” October 16, 2013
444 The Telegraph, “Sir Jimmy Savile: Prince Charles’s love for Savile's 'ladies’,” October 4, 2012
445 BBC, "'Everyone knew' about Jimmy Savile, former officer says,” October 17, 2013
446 The Telegraph, “How far did police go to protect Jimmy Savile?,” October 18, 2013
447 The Mirror, “Sir Terry Wogan speaks of his hatred of Jimmy Savile and says his crimes were open secret at BBC,” October 5, 2013
448 The Telegraph, “Jimmy Savile: BBC did nothing when director caught him in the act,” October 12, 2012
“Officers in London were inquiring into allegations made by a teenage rent boy that a Cabinet minister had been abusing him. The youth claimed to be one of a number of boys regularly having sex with rich and powerful men in the 1980s – some of whom would fly to the illegal orgies from Europe.
"As well as the Cabinet minister – who is still alive – he pointed the finger at judges, European bigwigs and senior civil servants. He told his story to detectives, who are understood to have received other allegations against the minister. But a former detective who worked on the case revealed they were suddenly told to halt the probe.
"The furious ex-policeman said: “It wasn’t that we ran out of leads but it reached a point where a warning to stop came. It was a case of ‘get rid of everything, never say a word to anyone’. It was made very clear to me that to continue asking questions would jeopardise my career.” – The Sunday Daily Star421
The passing of Sir Jimmy Savile in October 2011, entertainer, socialite and personal friend of the royal family, opened the floodgates of a myriad of revelations, with hundreds of victims coming forward claiming they were abused at the hands of Savile in esteemed institutions such as BBC and various hospitals. It seemed that many people where aware of the transgressions, but no one acted. Years later, new revelations were still coming to light on a weekly basis. One interesting story was published in January of 2013 which read, “Jimmy Savile was part of satanic ring”.422
“Dr Sinason told the Sunday Express she first spoke to the victim in 1992. She had been a patient at Stoke Mandeville in 1975 when Savile was a regular visitor.
"She recalled being led into a room that was filled with candles on the lowest level of the hospital, somewhere that was not regularly used by staff. Several adults were there, including Jimmy Savile who, like the others, was wearing a robe and a mask.
"She recognised him because of his distinctive voice and the fact that his blond hair was protruding from the side of the mask. He was not the leader but he was seen as important because of his fame.
"She was molested, raped and beaten and heard words that sounded like ‘Ave Satanas’, a Latinised version of ‘Hail Satan’, being chanted. There was no mention of any other child being there and she cannot remember how long the attack lasted but she was left extremely frightened and shaken.”
Allegations of powerful pedophile rings in Britain were nothing new. Over 30 years ago, in 1981, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens warned parliament against a pedophile ring he had uncovered, claiming that the network involved “big, big names – people in positions of power, influence and responsibility” and threatened to expose them in Parliament.423
Dickens made waves regarding the pedophile ring and dossiers he received for four years in parliament before backing down in the face of harassment and death threats. It seems that no one took him seriously at the time, but new evidence shows that his claims had merit: In January 2013, Scotland Yard reopened their investigation.
“Last month Metropolitan Police began Operation Fernbridge into allegations that residents of a childrens home in Richmond, west London, were taken to the nearby Elm Guest House in Barnes, where they were abused. Pornography involving adults having sex with children was allegedly shot at the property and then circulated commercially.
"Sir Peter was among the visitors to the property. Others, according to a list seized by Scotland Yard last month, were the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith, the former Russian spy Sir Anthony Blunt, a Sinn Fein politician, a Labour MP, and several Conservative politicians.
"After neighbours complained about the arrival of children, the police raided the guesthouse in 1982 but the operation was mysteriously cut short. A 2003 investigation also failed.” – The Independent424
Over 30 years later, the very first man that Dickens accused, Sir Peter Haymann, MI6 operative, was arrested. The new inquiry was prompted by MP Tom Watson, who has requested the original dossier collected by Dickens, but Scotland Yard has been unable to produce it.
The revelations of Jimmy Savile has opened new opportunities for investigations of former cases. By December 12, 2012, the number of victims who had come forward claiming abuse at the hands of Jimmy Savile had reached 450, spanning dozens of childrens homes and hospitals.425 Two famous childrens homes who were each subject to their own vast child abuse scandals in the last decade, Haut de la Garenne on Jersey Island, and Bryn Estyn Boys Home in Wrexham, North Wales, have had a series of fresh allegations in the wake of the Savile revelations.
In Wrexham, North Wales, the tale is a familiar one. Boys from the Bryn Estyn home would be taken to parties throughout the city where they acted as child prostitutes for socialites and were severely sexually abused.
“Over the years, twenty seven police inquiries failed to disclose the scale of the alleged abuse. Thirteen reports by social services went unpublished. Several journalists reached out for the truth and ended up scorched by libel actions. When police finally launched a major inquiry, in 1991, they secured the conviction of only four care workers and concluded that there was no evidence of a paedophile ring. Clwyd County Council then commissioned its own independent inquiry but decreed that its report could not be published.” – The Guardian426
Celebrated investigative journalist Nick Davies, writing for The Guardian, nails the concept and motivation behind these various sex abuse scandals with the following statement:
“Power is the fabric of a paedophile ring, essential first to subjugate the children, whose passivity is essential for the adults’ indulgence; and second, where possible, to neutralise the authorities who might otherwise frustrate its activities.”
Writing about a new tribunal launched into the Wrexham case in 1997, Davies noted that over 300 men and women had come forward, naming 148 different abusers.
The official Wrexham inquiry concluded that widespread abuse of boys did indeed occur at Bryn Estyn and other nearby childrens homes, and that dozens of potential inquiries were completely suppressed by administrators.
“During the period under review there was a paedophile ring in the Wrexham and Chester areas in the sense that there were a number of male persons, many of them known to each other, who were engaged in paedophile activities and were targeting young males in their middle teens. The evidence does not establish that they were solely or mainly interested in persons in care but such youngsters were particularly vulnerable to their approaches.”427
After the Savile revelations, 76 new victims came forward in North Wales, and the investigation has been reopened. The victims claimed that the 1997 inquiry only examined a small fraction of the abuse allegations.428 The Independent revealed in 2012 further details of a coverup:
“A damning report that laid bare the North Wales child abuse scandal might have aired the issue of sex attacks on children in care nearly half a decade before an official judicial inquiry in 2000. Instead copies of the report were ordered to be destroyed because the council that commissioned it feared it might be sued, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. Only a handful remain, including one obtained by this newspaper.” – The Independent
They claim the following details:
• "The then newly appointed North Wales chief constable, who was uncontactable yesterday, refused to meet them or help with access to the police major-incident database. We were disappointed at the apparent impossibility of obtaining a breakdown of data. We are unable to identify the overall extent of the allegations received by the police in the many witness statements which they took.''
• Some 130 boxes of material handed over by the council to the police were not made available to the panel.
• The council did not allow the inquiry to place a notice in the local press seeking information. "This was considered to be unacceptable to the insurers,'' says the report...
• "There were numerous claims and suggestions that senior public figures including the police and political figures might have been involved in the abuse of young people,'' the report said. – The Independent429
After his death, Jimmy Savile would be repeatedly linked to the North Wales home. One victim claimed to have been repeatedly raped by the deputy head of the home, Peter Howarth, while Savile watched for entertainment.430
"Howarth pulled down my pyjama bottoms in front of Savile. I was helpless as Jimmy watched. He thought it funny entertainment. This happened to a number of boys."
According to "Ben", Savile would ask him: "What do you want me to do? Can I fix it for you." The victim added: "He kept on looking at me and smiling and laughing. Then he started rubbing my leg. After that I went to bed but he had other children brought up to him." – The Telegraph
The phrase “Can I fix it for you” is a sick play on Jimmy Savile's popular TV show, 'Jim'll Fix It', where Savile would put underprivileged or sick kids into contact with celebrities, or take them on trips, as a psuedo-charitable charade. This put Savile in contact with hundreds of vulnerable children. Peter Howarth was one of the few people convicted during the original North Wales child abuse inquiries.
“Another victim of Bryn Estyn was Steve Messham, who claims he was repeatedly abused as a child by a senior member of the conservative party, as well as others. Yesterday he told Channel 4 News that he passed photographs of children being abused, including himself, to the police but they failed to act. He also said the men who abused him as a teenager frequently threatened him, saying: 'If you tell anyone, I'll have you killed.'” – The Telegraph
The Haut de la Garrene childrens home in Jersey has similar evidence of a massive coverup. Jersey, not subject to European Union regulations, has long been a haven of tax dodgers and secrecy. In 2008, more than 200 victims came forward with tales of rape and torture.431 It soon became clear that many of the accused were Tory officials and aides, prompting a swift response by Prime Minister David Cameron to address the claims.432
After his death, it was revealed that Jimmy Savile was a regular visitor of the childrens home.433
In 2008, after being replaced as the lead of the investigation, Police Chief Lenny Harper blasted the road blocks he encountered during his tenure and accused an 'Old Boys' network of obstructing his investigation.
“In his most outspoken criticism of the Jersey authorities, Mr Harper told the Telegraph: "I can quite clearly say that the investigation is being held up. There are people on the island who just don't want us going down the route of this inquiry.
"Mr Harper, who handed over the reins of the investigation to his successor on Thursday and officially leaves the Jersey force at the end of the month, also revealed fresh details of why he is so convinced that someone deliberately concealed the bones and teeth of five children, perhaps after murdering them...
Mr Harper has repeatedly said that because some of the 100 bone fragments had been cut, and because the 65 milk teeth found at the home had roots on them, meaning they did not come out naturally, children were either murdered or their bodies were illegally concealed.” – The Telegraph434
Jimmy Savile pictured with 30 children from the Haut de la Garrene Home
Jimmy Savile was also linked to Haut de la Garenne. It was revealed in October, 2012 that his name had come up numerous times in a police investigation four years earlier but he was not investigated further.435 Lenny Harper, the lead investigator into the Garenne home, told the Telegraph in 2012:
“Savile chose his victims with great care; vulnerable and often troubled youngsters many in care homes. If they complained they were labeled troublemakers, or brutally put down. We know from court cases and statements made to my team [during the 2008 inquiry] that children in Jersey care homes were 'loaned out’ to members of the yachting fraternity and other prominent citizens on the pretense of recreational trips but during which they were savagely abused and often raped.
“When these children complained they were beaten and locked in cellars [at Haut de la Garenne], which the Jersey authorities denied existed in 2008, but which can still be seen on YouTube footage. What chance did they have? This would have been the perfect hunting ground for Savile. The great and good of Jersey fawn over anyone with even loose connections to British royalty. Saville would have been a VIP to them and children would not have stood a dog’s chance of complaining about him. It would have been so easy for him.” – The Telegraph436
Regarding the statement about the 'yachting fraternity', Rupert Murdoch's famous tabloid News of the World launched an investigation and found that children were “loaned out to rich pedophile yachtsmen”.437 They alleged that Jimmy Savile personally delivered the boys to the club.
Jimmy Savile is certainly a weird character. He once gave an interview to Esquire Magazine where he stated:
"I guess I am like Forrest Gump... I am like a sewing machine needle that goes in here and goes in there, but I am also the eminence grise: the grey, shadowy figure in the background. The thing about me is I get things done and I work under cover."438
Perhaps he is referring to his close connections with the United Kingdom's royalty. Savile was known to have acted as a 'marriage counselor' between Prince Charles and Princess Diana in the '80s. His weird behavior was noted by the press, where he was reported to greet Prince Charles' assistants by “taking their hands and rubbing his lips all the way up their arms.”439
Jimmy Savile had numerous private meetings with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, documents released in 2012 revealed. They detailed how Savile had petitioned Thatcher to change a law that would allow easier tax deductions for Savile's involvement with the Stoke Mandeville hospital (where Savile was alleged to have abused girls during Satanic rituals). BBC explained that the documents showed that Thatcher was favorable to Savile's petition, and had several private meetings including lunch, though she was adamant that his name never be mentioned.440 Later it was revealed that Prince Charles himself signed on to be the 'Patron of the Appeal'.441
As of January 2013, police confirmed that at least 22 sexual abuse offenses by Jimmy Savile had taken place at the Stoke Mandeville hospital.442 A 2009 police interview with Savile shows that all he had to do was threaten legal action against the police, and the claims of abuse against him were dropped. At one point he told the officers, in reference to the Stoke Mandeville hospital, “I own it.”443
The connections between Savile and the UK elite are certainly cause for suspicion. In 2007, Prince Charles sent Savile a Christmas Card which read: “Jimmy, with affectionate greetings from Charles. Give my love to your ladies in Scotland.”444
Perhaps the most disturbing part of the Savile tale is that everyone knew. One senior police officer told BBC that “We know Jimmy likes them young, he's got friends in high places.”445 A retired Leeds policeman has claimed that “there wasn’t a copper in the city who didn’t know Savile was a pervert”.446 BBC television and radio legend Sir Terry Wogan claimed that Savile's abuse was an 'open secret' and that it was common knowledge in the industry what he was up to.447
“David Nicolson, 67, said he reported the incident to his bosses at the corporation in 1988 but was rebuffed and simply told: "That's Jimmy". He told The Sun newspaper: “I was revolted by his behaviour. They just shrugged it off, saying, ‘Yeah, yeah — that’s the way it goes’.”
“Everyone knew what was going on. That includes senior BBC people — chiefs at the highest levels. “There were always girls in Jimmy’s dressing room. Everyone would have known about it — all the hair and make-up people, the wardrobe, show directors, producers.” – The Telegraph448
New revelations regarding Jimmy Savile and other pedophiles in esteemed institutions are being published every month. Hopefully the investigation trail will eventually expose just how deep the corruption goes.
Note: The powerfully revealing 60 Minutes Australia program "Spies, Lords, and Predators," aired in July 2015, courageously revealed undeniable evidence that top politicians and the second in charge of the UK's MI6 intelligence service were involved in this pedophile network. This landmark program is a must watch and share for all who want to join in transforming our world.
Kendall: Presented on the TV show Dr. Phil
For lots more on this very tragic case, see this webpage on the Dr. Phil website. It provides an introduction, numerous video interviews, and resources you can use for dealing with child sex abuse and trafficking.
Imperium: Part 5
The Republican Party: The Franklin affair
352 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup”. You may remember former CIA Director William Colby from the 'Phoenix Program' chapter, the CIA operation which he presided over. The book is fascinating and is a 'must read'.
353 Full text can be read here.
354 Washington Times, “Power Broker Served Drugs, Sex at Parties Bugged for Blackmail,” June 30, 1989
356 Washington Times, “Spence Arrested in N.Y., Released.” August 9, 1989.
357 Washington Times, “Homosexual Prostitution Inquiry Ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush,” June 29, 1989
358 FranklinCase.org, “Franklin Timeline”
359 Nick Bryant, “The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal”. Nick Bryant is a celebrated investigative journalist who spent nearly a decade researching the Franklin case, traveling over 40,000 miles and compiling the most complete accounting of events to date.
361 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup,” page 80. PDF available here.
362 Omaha World-Herald, “Lawsuit: King Diverted Millions From Franklin,” November 15, 1988
363 New York Times, “A Lurid, Mysterious Scandal Begins Taking Shape in Omaha,” December 18, 1988
364 Discover Channel Documentary “Conspiracy of Silence”.
365 Omaha World-Herald, “'No Substance,' Say Police, FBI Evidence Called Lacking To Link Franklin, Abuse,” February 5, 1989
366 Nick Bryant, “The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal”.
369 Discovery Channel, “Conspiracy of Silence”
"What you have to understand ... is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions, that you cannot do anything about them, not matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how much evidence you have. That is simply one of the hard facts of life you have to face. You have done your part. You have tried to expose the evil and wrongdoing. It has hurt you terribly. But it has not killed you up to this point. I am telling you, get out of this before it does. Sometimes things are just too big for us to deal with, and we have to step aside and let history take its course. For you, John, this is one of those times.” – Former CIA Director William Colby352
From Washington, D. C...
“Homosexual Prostitution Inquiry Ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush”.353 This article was published in the Washington Times and was written by award-winning, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Paul Rodriguez. After years of research, Rodriguez had compiled the radical evidence necessary to publish such claims.
He had uncovered a homosexual prostitution ring tied to the White House. One central figure, Craig Spence, a Republican powerbroker, had the political clout to bring prostitutes on midnight tours of the White House. The report names multiple White House insiders, military personnel and members of major media institutions as clients, based on credit card records procured by Rodriguez.
“Among the client names contained in the vouchers – and identified by prostitutes and escort operators – are government officials, locally based US military officers, businessmen, lawyers, bankers, congressional aides and other professionals...
Although the confiscated material was turned over to District police on the scene, witnesses and law enforcement agents say the Secret Service kept one box containing names and other information about high-level government officials who were clients of the male escort business.
District police officials say that, to their knowledge, this is the first time the Secret Service has ever become involved in such a raid in this area.” – Washington Times
Craig Spence would throw extravagant parties for the Washington D.C. elite, with 'call boys' freely available for interested party-goers. Various associates, including multiple of Spence's body guards, came forward and admitted that his house, where the parties were located, was thoroughly bugged with audio and video recording equipment, with the intent of extortion and blackmail of those who ended up in compromising positions.354
Spence was somewhat of a mystery man. What type of employment did he have? No one knew for sure, though Spence himself would often boast of his important connections. One of his associates told the Times:
“He described Mr. Spence as 'strange', saying he often boasted that he was working for the CIA, and on one occasion said he was going to disappear for a while 'because he had an important CIA assignment'. According to the businessman, Mr. Spence told him that the 'CIA might double-cross him', however, and kill him instead and then 'make it look like a suicide.'” – Washington Times355
Indeed, Spence would die just months after the interview, of an apparent suicide, but not before admitting that his parties were bugged by friendly intelligence assets which he refused to name.356 The investigation by Paul Rodriguez and his associates would also screech to a halt after all of the evidence was either classified by the Secret Service or tied up in red tape. Someone in a high position of power clearly did not want the full extent of the revelations to become public.
Homosexual prostitution on its own isn't shocking, and depending on your conceptions of morality, no different than the heterosexual prostitution that is likewise rampant in Washington D.C. with the only tangible difference being the repercussions of entrapment (especially for Republicans). However, one particular part of the investigation leads us down a shocking rabbit hole:
“In addition to credit-card fraud, the investigation is said to be focused on illegal interstate prostitution, abduction and use of minors for sexual perversion, extortion, larceny and related illicit drug trafficking and use by prostitutes and their clients.” – Washington Times357
In fact, the name Craig Spence would appear repeatedly in another major prostitution inquiry, this one centered around children, known today as the Franklin Scandal, one of the darkest stains in the history of the United States.
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...To Franklin, Nebraska
The story of the 'Franklin Scandal' begins with Lawrence E. King, one of the fastest rising Republican stars of the 1980's. He was a public figure in Franklin, Nebraska who ran the Franklin Federal Credit Union, along with a series of restaurants and bars. These various businesses apparently furnished King's lavish lifestyle of private jets, extravagant parties and an entourage of assistants and bodyguards.
Larry King, as he was known, was accused by seven children of child abuse and prostitution before he sang the National Anthem at the 1988 Republican National Convention. But despite various petitions to local police and the FBI, no official investigations were ever undertaken.358
One of the allegations began from the serious abuse of children at the hands of Jarret and Barbara Webb, the former a member of the Franklin Credit Union board; the latter a cousin of King, who adopted various foster children and would proceed to subject them to horrific physical, emotional and sexual abuse. The girls housed at the Webbs told of being taken to various parties in the Franklin area where Larry King and other important local figures sexually abused them. One of the girls, Eulice Washington, recalled being flown on King's private jets to be abused across the country.
“Among the first accusers was Eulice Washington, who claimed King flew her to out-of-state pedophilic orgies. She had been adopted by relatives of King's in the 1970s. Her new 'mother' was King's cousin Barbara Webb, and her new 'father' was husband Jarrett Webb, who sat on the board of the Franklin Federal Credit Union. To Eulice Washington, King had been Uncle Larry. 'Larry King set up the pedophile ring,' says Eulice. 'From my knowledge and from what I saw go down, he was the man who got it moving and rolling. Everything went through him. He loves boys. He loves them like he shouldn't.'” – The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal359
Despite Eulice passing various lie detector tests, charges were never pressed against the Webbs.360 The Foster Care Review Board was the first organization to come across various cases of abuse, from Eulice Washington and others. They wrote numerous letters to Nebraska's Attorney General Robert Spire urging an investigation, but their pleas were ignored.
The FCRB testified to the State Legislature's Investigative Executive Review Board Subcommittee in 1988 that:
FCRB Chairman Dennis Carlson: The nature of these allegations are something that is going to shock the Committee. They deal with cult activities... they deal with sexual abuse, and there's a correlation between these two different reports. We have, the Boys' Town report... prepared by a worker from Boys' Town named Julie Walters... (which) contains the allegations of the children that were in the Webb foster home, Nelly primarily. Years later, well, two years later, we have Loretta Smith in Richard Young Hospital who's making allegations against Larry King, and as far as we know there is no relationship between Nelly and Loretta Smith... Both reports talk about the Omaha Girls Club, both reports mention a specific individual who is the superintendent of schools.
State Senator Remmers: The question that came into mind, it's been in my mind since you've been testifying, and I think you've answered part of it just now, is you're talking about these abuses from children from Boys' Town and Girls' Club and so forth. Now is there a common thread that goes over here to the Credit Union deal that we are investigating? In other words to the Franklin Credit Union? Is there a common thread there that kind of leads to that?
FCRB Member Carol Stitt: Well, the common thread is Larry King.
Remmers: Yes, that's what I mean. It all goes back to him? OK.
Stitt: Yes, he seems to be more the organizer, or the high-class pimp, I mean if that helps fit this together.361
Larry King would also be linked to embezzlement before he sang the National Anthem at the 1988 Republican National Convention, but again avoided an investigation. The facade unraveled in November 1988, when an IRS investigation revealed that King had stolen over $40 million from the coffers of the Franklin Federal Credit Union. The financial corruption alone shocked the city, but soon reports started circulating that in addition to various fraudulent accounting documents, investigators found a huge stash of child pornography as well.362
More rumors of sexual abuse began to arise, with multiple allegations that Larry King was using children from Boys Town, the nearby Catholic charitable institution for orphaned youth.363 His yellow sports car was notorious on the Boys Town campus, where he would drive around and pick up minors for his pedophilic activities. The Catholic management denied any connection to King, but financial records showed that Boys Town had a close-knit relationship to the Franklin Federal Credit Union.364 Federal and local authorities immediately moved to close the investigation and seal evidence, claiming that allegations of child abuse were unfounded.365
The authorities backtracked and stated that they had done everything in their power to investigate these claims. Attorney General Robert Spire said: “We did receive some sensitive information in July. My office acted promptly and professionally and nothing was sat on.” However, it would later be revealed that no authorities ever interviewed Eulice Washington and other children noted by the FCRB until three years later, after they made their report public.366
Despite this, Omaha Chief of Police Robert Wadman stated to the press that “Every step that should have been taken, was taken.”367 However, Wadman would later confess that he had never contacted Eulice Washington, one of the children abused at the hands of Webb, nor the Child Protective Services department that handled Washington's claims.368 Wadman would later be identified as a child abuser at King's parties by four different victims.369
Note: For the following sections, the footnotes are included after each section.
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Obstruction, Threats and Murder
In an early police investigation, low level police officers attempted to keep their inquiries a secret from Wadman, seemingly knowing that he would be adamant about shutting down their investigation. Nebraska Foster Care Review Board official Dennis Carlson related Omaha Police Officer Carmean's testimony to the Legislature's Executive Board hearing:
“[Officer Carmean] told me some things which I found to be somewhat startling. I asked if he was interested in information regarding Larry King and he said, yes we are, we're conducting what he called a supersensitive investigation of Larry King and he said this investigation was so supersensitive that they were not even using the steno pool in the Omaha Police Department. They were handwriting their police reports, and he also told me that Chief Wadman had come to their unit and directly asked if they were investigating Larry King.... Investigator Carmean told me, we lied to the Chief and we said, no, we are not investigating Larry King. That conversation took place on July 20th of 1988.”370
Shortly afterward, Officer Carmean was transferred out of the Robbery and Sex unit and the investigation stalled. On July 5, 1989, in a lengthy "Inter-Office Communication" to Omaha Public Safety Director Pitmon Foxall (a cousin of Larry King), Wadman announced that Carmean needed a mental health evaluation.371
Many were not convinced of the Police Department's conclusion that there was no substance to the abuse allegations, including a group of 12 State Senators who decided to create their own parallel commission to investigate the charges, lead by Senator Loran Schmit. Following the money trail, Schmit and his team quickly found that it could be traced directly to the sex parties and child abuse. It became clear to Schmit that he was uncovering some serious 'dirty laundry':
“I received a phone call on the floor of the legislature. The caller would not identify himself, but he said, Loren, you do not want to have an investigation of the Franklin Federal Credit Union, and I asked, who am I speaking to? And they said, that doesn't matter, but you shouldn't have that investigation. And I said, well, why not? And he said, it will reach to the highest levels of the republican party, and we're both good republicans.” – Loran Schmit372
Schmit wasn't the only one to receive threats. The lead investigator of the State Senator's Committee, Gary Caradori, had also specified that he had received a series of threats, such as obvious tampering with his vehicle, as to send a message. In early July 1990, Caradori made a trip to Chicago to meet with a secret informant who had evidence which would 'blow the lid' off the case, and reportedly confided to a friend that he was one step ahead of those who wanted to squash the investigation, saying that if 'they' knew what information he had, he would be killed.373
Upon returning from Chicago, Caradori's plane crashed, killing him and his son. The National Transportation Safety Board investigation found that the wreckage was scattered over a radius between 3/4 to 1 mile, indicating without a doubt that the plane broke up in the air, instead of upon impact. Certain items were missing from the crash, most notably Caradori's briefcase. Within 24 hours, all of the evidence was collected by the FBI and sealed.374
370 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup,” page 48. PDF available here.
371 Ibid, page 49
372 Discovery Channel, “Conspiracy of Silence”
373 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup.” PDF available here.
374 Discovery Channel, “Conspiracy of Silence”
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The Paul Bonacci Trial
What information was so important that the pedophile network would kill the lead investigator in what looked like a blatant assassination? It turns out he was meeting with Russell 'Rusty' Nelson, a photographer for Larry King, who attended King's parties with the intention of photographing powerful men in compromising positions with minors, in order to blackmail them later.375
Like Craig Spence, King was known to throw lavish parties for the Republican elite, with underage prostitutes allegedly in attendance. Rusty Nelson was in hiding for an entire decade after the Franklin Scandal broke, but ended his silence under oath during a court hearing in 1999, in order to 'set the record straight'. He revealed that he had a very close relationship with King and kept hundreds of thousands of photographs of King's business dealings and parties in various locations. Most of the evidence had been confiscated, and more had been destroyed in Gary Caradori's plane crash.
Rusty's testimony to the District Court was very interesting. Among other events, he revealed that he personally saw Larry King place a direct call to then-president Ronald Reagan when other associates could not resolve a specific problem. He also claimed to have seen and taken pictures of the Chief of Police of Omaha Robert Wadman at various parties, engaged in various sexual acts with minors, and had once seen Wadman accept a large envelope full of bearer bonds from King. While most of Rusty's evidence was confiscated, he was able to provide the court with photographs that corroborated his close relationship to King, such as photographs of King inside his private jet and limousine, and alongside male strippers.376
The District Court hearing was not about Rusty Nelson, but rather for compensation for one of the victims, Paul Bonacci, who had first made accusations of abuse against Larry King in 1986, two years before there was even a Franklin Scandal. The testimony given was so convincing that the judge awarded Bonacci with $1 million. The plan was to donate the proceeds to charitable organizations dealing with child abuse, but King has never paid. Paul Bonacci suffered from Multiple Personality Disorder, a diagnosis confirmed by three different state-appointed psychiatrists, from extreme abuse he had received beginning at the age of 3. At the age of 8, he became associated with Larry King and began attending his parties as a child prostitute.
The type of abuse Bonacci underwent at the hands of Larry King is shocking:
Bonacci: “They put guns up to my head, they put guns in my mouth... Larry King sent out boys, men, to jump me, he had them pretty well beat the tar out of me from the waist down so no one would see the marks, i had my fingers broken... I can remember them burning me with hot instruments... placing stuff inside me... almost what I would call a cattle prod.”
Judge Urbom: “Done by Larry King at his direction?”
Bonacci: “At his direction. If they wanted to get something passed in the legislature, he would put some people that were against it in a compromising position, by using us boys and girls.”377
One of the men in Washington that Paul Bonacci claimed abused him is Democratic Senator Barney Frank. Bonacci was also taken on the very same midnight tours of the White House hosted by Craig Spence that journalist Paul Rodriguez wrote about in the Washington Times, as a child. He claimed that immediately after the tours of the White House, he was taken to another place to be sexually abused.378
375 Court Transcripts, “Paul Bonacci vs. Lawrence E. King”
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The Grand Jury Coverup
Before his untimely death, Gary Caradori had compiled a leads list of 271 victims of sexual abuse in the Franklin area, though his death precluded interviewing most, and others recanted their stories under pressure from Federal authorities, often accompanied by the threat of jail time for perjury. Along with Paul Bonacci, the investigation proceeded with three other primary witnesses, Troy Boner, Danny King (no relation to Larry), and Alisha Owens.
Both Boner and Owens recounted tales, after passing multiple state-sponsored lie detector tests,379 of attending hundreds of parties hosted by Larry King where they were abused by King and other prominent men in Lincoln and Omaha. The three would repeatedly corroborate each other in interviews taken under oath by Gary Caradori, initially without knowledge of each others participation in the investigation.380 Most of the victims claimed that they were used to transport drugs across state lines, at the demand of Larry King and Alan Baer, a prominent Omaha millionaire.
Gary Caradori once followed a lead of Alisha Owens where she claimed that she was often abused at The French Café in Omaha. He talked to the former manager on the telephone, Sheila McGuire, who told Gary that:
“We had parties in my apartment above the French Cafe. Larry King would wine and dine potential investors downstairs at the Cafe. When the French Cafe closed about 1 AM, King and his man called Parking Lot Bob-who worked for him (and was our coke connection) - would bring people upstairs to my place. If Larry King investors wanted drugs, booze, children or hookers (male or female) we'd get them. While these guests of Kings took their pleasures with the kids or whoever, King would sit and watch while he drank, did coke and played with his young boys....
One time, when this guy Irv from NYC wanted Sandra who was about 12 or 13 years old and getting her 1st period, Larry intervened when Sandra refused. King pulled out a roll of $100.00 bills and gave Sandra 5 of them. King then pulled out a small gram of coke and gave that to Sandra. Sandra finally agreed and went off to bed with Irv. King took good care of the local and out of town high rollers. If you had the money to invest at Franklin, King would cater to your most deranged perversion.
And, let me tell you another thing. The boys in the board rooms around Omaha are shitting in their Brogans. If this case gets cracked open the list of involved will read like Who's Who. King and his crew have ruined a lot of children's lives.”381
The New York Times confirmed that both Federal and State investigators were given thousands of files regarding sexual abuse from children and testimonies from people involved in the foster care and education system.382 What happened next is amazing. Instead of indictments of the accused perpetrators to develop cases against them, both Douglas County and Federal Grand Juries ordered the thousands of files to be sealed, declined to interview dozens of witnesses, and then brought charges of perjury against Alisha Owens.383
Both Grand Juries concluded that Troy Boner and Alisha Owens had indeed been abused, but claimed that the adults they testified against were innocent! Alisha Owens was later found guilty of perjury, and sentenced to between 9 and 15 years. She ended up spending two years in solitary confinement, more than any other woman in Nebraska history, and a clear message to other victims: Stay silent.384
"This is unprecedented, probably in the history of the United States. If the children are not telling the truth, particularly if they have been abused, they need help, medical attention. You don't throw them in jail!" – Dr. Judianne Densen-Gerber, a lawyer, psychiatrist and nationally prominent specialist on child abuse, during her visit to Nebraska in December 1990.385
On the same day that Alisha Owens was convicted of perjury, the charges against Paul Bonacci, who told a very similar story, were dropped.386 Perhaps they did not want certain testimony to come to trial, such as Bonacci's claim that Larry King would send limousines to Offutt Air Force Base and pick up CIA agents for his parties.387
The Grand Jury trial was a mockery of justice, where the state-appointed attorney Samuel Van Pelt vigorously attacked the charges and mocked the allegations of the defendants. It has to be noted that a Grand Jury is a special type of proceeding where the attorney chooses all of the witnesses and what evidence is presented; there is no presentation of the defense or cross examination. A former Chief Judge of New York State once quipped that a special prosecutor could persuade a grand jury to "indict a ham sandwich."388
There are shocking irregularities with the Grand Jury proceedings. First, it never called Larry King to testify. In fact, the evidence of child abuse and child pornography has never been presented against King in any court of law. One member of the Douglas County Grand Jury claimed that the Van Pelt helped write the final report, which is illegal.
The report contained some very peculiar statements, such as “children do have the right to expect that if they exhibit reasonable behavior, they will not be abused.” (Emphasis added). It also contained blatant lies, such as the claim that Paul Bonacci's doctor said that Bonacci was not capable of the truth, even though not only was the doctor not called to testify, he said elsewhere that he believed Bonacci's story.389
Owen's attorney, Henry Rosenthal, found that the evidence shown to the Grand Jury was deliberately tampered with. The video testimony taken by Gary Caradori was edited to remove sections where Troy Boner and Alisha Owens corroborated each others claims.390 The lawyer representing originally Owens, Boner and (Danny) King originally claimed to have had over 100 clients who had suffered sexual abuse in relation to King and Boys Town, but then later claimed that their testimonies were all fabrications, only months before admitting she had an affair with an FBI agent who had bullied Troy Boner into temporarily recanting his testimony.391
There is also the curious trend of upward mobility for a group of men who were instrumental in rigging the Grand Juries:392
1. US Magistrate Richard Kopf, who deposited Lawrence King in a federal psychiatric hospital so he wouldn’t have to appear before the grand juries, and signed off on the FBI’s federal search warrant of Alisha Owen’s prison cell, is now a US District Court Judge.
2. Thomas Thalken, Assistant US Attorney for District of Nebraska, who prosecuted the federal grand jury in Nebraska is now a US Magistrate.
3. Gerald Moran, who was the Douglas County Deputy Attorney who prosecuted the Alisha Owen trial is now a Douglas County District Judge.
4. Robert Sigler, who was the Douglas County Deputy Attorney who prosecuted Alisha Owen throughout her multiple appeals, is now an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Nebraska.
379 Discovery Channel, “Conspiracy of Silence”
380 Caradori's videotaped testimony is available here.
381 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup.” PDF available here.
382 New York Times, “Omaha Grand Jury Sees Hoax in Lurid Tales,” July 29, 1990
383 Salem News, “America's Greatest Child Sex Scandal: Boys Town in Lincoln, Nebraska,” December 29, 2012
384 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup.” PDF available here.
386 Nick Bryant, “The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal”. Nick Bryant is a celebrated investigative journalist who spent nearly a decade researching the Franklin case, traveling over 40,000 miles and compiling the most complete accounting of events to date.
387 Bridget Howe, “If The West Falls,” Excerpt Available Here.
388 The Economist, “The ham sandwich standard ,” February 28, 2014
389 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup.” PDF available here.
390 Discovery Channel, “Conspiracy of Silence”
391 Nick Bryant
392 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup.” PDF available here.
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Troy Boner had recounted his testimony during this period, after receiving threats that he himself would become the victim of perjury charges. However, in 1993 he submitted an affidavit detailing his intimidation and stating unequivocally that his testimony as well as those of his peers were truthful.
“I lied because I truly believed and still do believe that it was a situation where I must either '...lie or die' and at the insistence primarily of the Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who were dealing with me at that time...” – Troy Boner's Affidavit393
Boner repeated the allegations that the Chief of Police Robert Wadmann and the Omaha Herald editor Harold Andersen were primary players in his abuse and the abuse of his peers. He recounts the various tactics the FBI used in his intimidation, including alluding to harm that may come about to a family member if he persisted in telling his story. Shortly after these threats, Troy's brother Shawn was found dead from a gunshot wound. The official story was a game of Russian Roulette.394 Troy cites this as a primary motivating factor in coming forward with the truth in his affidavit.
“But, maybe the most important thing any honest investigator should do is to ask me, Troy Boner, or any of the other kids such as Alisha or Paul Bonacci, to take polygraph, lie detector tests SIDE BY SIDE ON THE SAME QUESTIONS WITH THE PEOPLE WE ARE ACCUSING OF THESE THINGS. Example, ask Alan Baer if he shot mainline drugs into me and if he is a major drug dealer and if he had sex with me. Ask Eugene Mahoney if he met me at a bookstore in Council Bluffs and used to regularly pay me to have sex with him as a boy. Ask [redacted] to take a polygraph test on whether he is a big time drug dealer.” – Troy Boner's Affidavit (Emphasis retained)
The polygraph tests never happened. In 2004, Troy Boner entered an Omaha hospital visibly shaken and adamant that he was being targeted because of his testimony. The next day, he was found in a hospital room dead, drugged and beaten.395 The timing might be related to the reelection campaign of George W. Bush, who multiple victims claimed had attended Larry King's parties. Troy would round out a 'suspicious death' list that reached 15 names, including:396
1. Troy Boner
2. Shawn Boner, Troy's brother, found shot in the head shortly after Troy was to testify before court. The official explanation of his death was ruled to be a game of 'Russian roulette'.
3. Bill Baker, associate of Larry King and alleged to be involved in the production of child pornography.
4. Gary Caradori and his eight year old son, Andrew, killed in a plane crash.
5. Newt Copple, a primary informant of Caradori, was 70 when he 'died in his sleep' but exhibited no health problems before his death.
6. Clare Howard, the secretary of Alan Baer, the wealthy Omaha businessman who was alleged to be a prime member of the child abuse ring. Also 'died in her sleep.'
7. Mike Lewis, former caregiver of victim-witness Loretta Smith. Death attributed to 'severe diabetic reaction' at the age of 32.
8. Joe Malek, associate of King, died from a gunshot which was ruled a suicide.
9. Aaron Owen, the brother of victim-witness Alisha Owen, died in his jail cell hours before Alisha was supposed to testify, ruled a suicide.
10. Charlie Rodgers, alleged sexual partner of Larry King, died of a shotgun wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
11. Bill Skoleski, Omaha police officer said to be secretly keeping a file on Larry King, died of a heart attack.
12. Kathleen Sorenson, foster parent of children who had escaped the Webb family, and outspoken activist on raising awareness of the abuse of the children she cared for.
13. Curtis Tucker, an associate of Larry King, who allegedly jumped out the window of a Holiday Inn in Omaha.
14. Harmon Tucker, a school superintendent in Omaha.
394 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup.” PDF available here.
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Conspiracy of Silence
In 1993, a television station in Yorkshire, England traveled to Franklin to uncover the truth about the tale of child abuse in Franklin, working in tandem with the Discovery Channel. It was called “Conspiracy of Silence” and the very day it was set to air, it was pulled. No explanation has ever been given, though there are rumors that an anonymous person paid the Discovery Channel $500,000 to revoke the television rights to the film.
It would only be unofficially released two years later, when someone who helped produce the video and felt it was so important it needed to be public, leaked a rough draft from the copy room to attorney and former State Senator John DeCamp. It is now widely available for viewing online.
Overall, eight high profile Omaha figures would be accused of sexual assault, with testimonies corroborated between victims. They were:397
1. Larry King
2. Robert Wadman, Omaha Chief of Police
3. Harold Anderson, retired Editor of the Omaha World-Herald
4. Alan Baer, wealthy businessman
5. Deward Finch, Superintendent of schools.
6. Peter Citron, media personality
7. Judge Theodore Carson
8. PJ Morgan, Mayor of Omaha
Of these men, only one would be convicted of child abuse, Peter Citron, on an unrelated breakout of pedophilia claims which launched a separate investigation. Before the allegations leading to Citron's arrest broke, he was threatening to sue John DeCamp for naming him as a child abuser in a memo sent to the Omaha press.
How could such a massive and orchestrated coverup take place? It involved the FBI withholding all sensitive files, including explicit videos and pictures of the relationships between King and his associates and young children. It involved a campaign of denial by the Omaha Police Department, who's chief was a primary member of the child abuse ring, and a disinformation campaign by Nebraska's media, who also had important members implicated in the ring.
It involved zealous FBI agents who were self-expressed 'good friends' with Robert Wadman. And it involved a campaign of suspicious deaths designed to silence testimony. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, it involved an American public unwilling to believe that powerful men could be implicated in child abuse, child prostitution and drug running.
397 Discovery Channel, “Conspiracy of Silence.”
Two primary witnesses in the Franklin proceedings, Paul Bonacci and Loretta Smith, neither of whom knew each other, both told stories of being sexually abused at the hands of satanic cults operating in Nebraska. The Douglas County grand jury acknowledged that the allegations in the Franklin case "necessitated our studying satanic and pedophile activity in eastern Nebraska, particularly in the Omaha metropolitan area."472
Loretta Smith's testimony would be sealed by the Douglas County Grand Jury, but references in the Grand Jury Final Report shed some light on what she discussed:
“In 1988 an Omaha girl, who was an inpatient at Richard Young Hospital, described a number of gruesome cult activities which she claimed to have witnessed between the approximate ages of 9 and 12.... According to the girl, she became involved in a cult where older male members sexually molested her and killed infants and children to establish their dominance over other cult members.”
Both Smith and Paul Bonacci claimed to have seen Larry King present at some rituals. Paul Bonacci wrote in his written history that King picked him up after school one day:
"...and took me to the Triangle which is in a wooded area in Sarpy County. I witnessed a sacrifice of a human baby boy. Everyone was chanting and it was a yearly ritual around the time of Christ's birth to pervert the blood of Christ. They used daggers and cut the boy and filled a cup with his blood and mixed urine in it and forced all of us to drink from the cup and chant 'Satan is Lord Lucifer our King. Realm of darkness come now empower us your slaves.' Then they all began to chant some weird sounds and I got scared and was threatened I'd become the next sacrifice if I told anyone about it."
One of the names on the 'suspicious death list' surrounding the Franklin Scandal is Kathleen Sorenson, who took in the children who fled from the Webb family among many other abused children. Sorenson gave a stunning report to a Christian television channel which aired in Nebraska in 1989, based on her experiences with over 30 abused foster children who spent months or years in her home.
It provides an eye-opening introduction to a shocking phenomenon known as ritual abuse. The claims without further documentation certainly seem to be fantastical, so I urge the reader to suspend their disbelief until after the empirical evidence of extreme abuse has been fully discussed:
“We got involved and learned about this subject because we were foster parents and worked with a number of children. And several years back, several of the children began, after a period of time and building up trust, to talk about some very bizarre events that had happened in their past, and they were frightening and very confusing. I really didn't know what to think. We went to the police, and we went to social services, and there was really nothing anyone could do. These children we worked with are now adopted in safe homes and probably would never have talked had they not felt able to trust the people they were living with. There are certain things that are in common in the children's stories when we talk about devil worship...
There are things that come up in every single story, such as candles. They all talk about sex. Sex is without a doubt a part of every area of this – all sorts of perverted sex. That is what you will first hear, about the sex, about the incest, and it is so hard to believe. But once we get that, we have learned that we can go on and ask and find out... and it will involve pornography; that is always part of it. Part of the reason is that they can use that to threaten the children. "We have pictures. We will show the police if you talk." It makes the children feel that they are in great danger, and they are all very frightened of the law.
They talk about the garish makeup that the people in the group wear. They talk about singing that they didn't understand. Obviously that is chanting, and that has come up in every one of these stories, and none of them call it chanting. There will be dancing. Most often that will involve sexual acts. There will always be a leader and they will be very frightened of the leader.
These children, from a very young age, and I am talking about children who came out of birth homes, the family they were born to, worshiped the devil. ...
Important Note: The remainder of this testimony is highly graphic and disturbing. Only if you feel you are ready for it, click here.
Kathleen Sorenson died in October 1989, shortly after this report was aired. On a long rural road returning to her home, a car heading in the opposite direction crossed lanes and caused a head-on collision. Both the young woman driver who hit her and her husband had police records for cruelty to animals.473
472 John DeCamp, “The Franklin Coverup,” p. 201
473 John DeCamp, "The Franklin Coverup," p. 204 - 211
Conspiracy of Silence
Further corroboration of this story can be found in another highly revealing documentary. Conspiracy of Silence is a powerful, disturbing Discovery Channel documentary revealing a child sex abuse ring that reaches to the highest levels of United States government. Part of the Imperium documentary are clips taken from the one.
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 sex abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key politicians.
Based on DeCamp's 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 1988 revealed that $40 million was missing. Rising Republican star Larry King, who founded the Franklin credit union, was at the center of the scandal, as reported in this Washington Post article.
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 sex abuse ring, as reported in this 1988 New York Times article and this one. 19 months later, the legislative committee's chief investigator on the case, Gary Caradori, was killed in a strange private plane crash. A dozen others linked to the Franklin case died strange and mysterious deaths.
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 is believed to have been yanked at the last minute due to formidable pressure applied by certain top politicians. And all copies of this work were ordered to be destroyed.
Some very powerful people did not want you to watch this documentary. Yet thanks to a courageous insider who saved a rough, early version of this most important film, you can view this eye-opening documentary at the link below. Other links provide detailed information about the case, media coverage, ideas on what you can do, and verifiable information on mind control programs which play a key role in the child sex abuse scandals uncovered.
Should you choose to watch it , you may find yourself becoming angry or upset while watching Conspiracy of Silence. Many people do. However, consider that many of us have at times in our lives 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 and global 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 our world.
Conspiracy of Silence (60 minutes) is available for free viewing at this link:
Note: The Washington Times published a revealing, front-page story on the Franklin case and its related child sex abuse ring. For a transcript of this article and link to a scanned original, click here.
Other resources related to Conspiracy of Silence
For an excellent website filled with information about the Franklin case child sex abuse ring:
Note: This website strangely was taken over in the summer of 2017, you can still find it here.
To read dozens of media articles on the Franklin case which led to Conspiracy of Silence:
Read an excellent article on an important 1999 court case exposing the Franklin Affair:
For other reliable information on the secret mind control programs behind the sex abuse:
For an excellent 60 Minutes Australia documentary exposing top pedophile politicians:
Explore undeniable evidence of Satanic cults involving military and government officials:
For those who want to know the deepest levels of deception in our world related to this:
And finally, for a powerful online lesson which gives an excellent overview not only of the secrets of mind control and its relation to child sex abuse, but also how it can be used for the betterment of all humankind, click here. Thanks for caring enough to explore this disturbing material. By spreading the word, we can build the public momentum necessary to make big changes for the betterment of our world.
Part 2: Though not as powerful as Part 1, Part 2 of "Imperium" has some excellent evidence on matters of which few are aware. You can watch Part 2 on this webpage.
- Learn about key secret societies which play a huge hidden role in our world in these summaries of major media articles covering this vital topic.
- Educate yourself further and learn about how mind control plays a key role in controlling those involved by visiting our information-packed Mind Control Information Center which uses only reliable sources.
- Inform your media and political representatives of this excellent child trafficking documentary. To contact those close to you, click here. Urge them to bring this information to light and encourage public dialog on this vital topic.
- Read key major media articles on rampant sex abuse in the military, government, the church, Boy Scouts, and more at this link.
- Explore inspiring ideas on how we can build a brighter future in this short essay and this motivating essay by one who went deep down the rabbit hole and emerged hopeful for humanity and our world.
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