A stunningly similar case.

Great article in Business Insider on the similarities between Frank Shelden and Jeffrey Epstein. https://www.businessinsider.com/jeffrey-epstein-north-fox-island-francis-shelden-2019-8  When I spoke to the reporter off-the-record, she asked me three important and insightful questions, which I will attempt to answer here.

  1.  How do Shelden and his associates tie in to an understanding of the OCCK case?  This is an insightful question, because as the article points out, Shelden disappeared and Gerald Richards got busted before the OCCK spree.  However, it sheds light on why many leads in the OCCK case were not followed to a conclusion back in the day.  Digging too deep in the OCCK investigation could lead indirectly or directly to people like bigwigs at GM (and their little porn operation).  A U.S. senator who may have been a “client” at Fox Island.  Men in high society.  Or to pedophiles who knew somebody was executing men in Oakland County who had a dark side and a problem with pedophelia and/or child pornography.  It sheds light on why, after such an allegedly massive investigation and unearthing of so many pedophiles, Oakland County prosecuted none of them and it was up to Wayne County to prosecute Ted Lamborgine and Richard Lawson in 2005 for child rapes committed during that dark time.  Richards testified (if that’s what you want to call the softball treatment that piece of shit got) as Congress was enacting child pornography legislation.  Perhaps someone associated with this “untouchable” ring of high society pedophiles wanted to squeeze in a few more snuff films before the feds got serious where Oakland County would not.  Or someone would have to explain in Wayne County why a guy like Richard Lawson was essentially given a license to rape boys all in the name of  “he was such a great informant!”
  2. Why the Detroit area/Michigan appears to be such a hotbed for the exploitation of children.  See above.  And this “tradition” runs deep there.  And why not?  Someone (more than one, probably) got away with abducting, holding captive, torturing and raping four kids there.  And in the wake of that investigation, nobody was prosecuted for crimes unearthed during that time until 2005.  People there are STILL afraid to talk, even after GM lost its power and financial grip decades ago.
  3. What is it like going up against the system to obtain justice for my brother in the face of a cover up?  The evolution of the spectrum has been as follows:  Shock (but ultimately not surprise).  Despair.  Hatred.  Rage.  Resolve.  Steely resolve.  Calm, focused patience.  Slow motion, but always forward.  An acceptance of how broken the criminal justice system is.  How often enablers (including prosecutors and judges) sell their souls, which allows people like Shelden and Epstein to continue offending.  How many people want to look away.  A dear friend of mine uses the hashtag–#don’tletthebadguyswin.  I don’t intend to.  No matter how long it takes.

12 Comments on “A stunningly similar case.”

  1. maggiep1958 says:

    There are just no words for the evil. NO WORDS

  2. James Cain says:

    Poignant Cathy – you and your family do have people in your corner.

  3. Cecilia Brown says:

    OMG. I’ve only read a hundred words of the article in BUSINESS INSIDER. But I’m so excited about it I just have to comment. Finally, it’s out there, published in a national publication that isn’t even about crime! Usually. I SO MUCH want this case to be resolved. YES! YES!

    Also, I’m reading a book about a series of miurders of both young woman , young man and kids that took place in London, Ont. just a year or two before the OCCK got started in Detroit. I never even HEARD of these Ontario murders before! He quit about the time things heated up in Detroit. CONNECTION???? We’ll see. I will be writing here about that soon, as soon as I’m done with the book.

  4. Barb Skotte says:

    You continue to be an inspiration, Cathy. I so admire that you continue to fight for justice for the victims (including you and your family) at tremendous personal cost. I pray and expect that you will ultimately prevail.

  5. Mary Patterson says:

    Cathy, email me, I know of someone, who may have answers to your questions.

    • bitamoney says:

      Your comment interests me because I too have definite, completely substantiated information about a Catholic priest who was defiling boys at the time OCCK happened, and before. Of course, there were many. But this guy’s family lived right across the street from me. I can only say that I’m grateful for not being male.

    • Patty Wall says:

      As in Brook’s daughter?

    • Steph says:

      Cathy I sent you an email with my contact info. I believe I have a piece of this puzzle for the first question. My perspective on the second question is the Canadian boarder. The whole thumb area is a hot spot, as well as other cities very close to the water on the west side of the state. This is an international problem and our Canadian Boarder is pretty much wide open. Build a wall around that!

  6. MMS says:

    Well done and glad to see any press to shake the investigation out of complacency.
    I have to say was shocked on the fact that a State Senator was tied to the island, but then again the government isnt immune to being trash as we all know.

    • bitamoney says:

      This kind of shit isn’t new. It all started with Tiberius. No wait! It was started LONG before Tiberius, who operated his pleasure palaces on Capri in B.C. It’s one of the bad things people do.

  7. I thought of you when I first read the Miami Herald articles. And it also spun me right back to the fact that Jerry Sandusky sits in prison as if there were no one else involved in his perversions. We can hope the Epstein case will change how these crimes are investigated and prosecuted but then I thought that after the Spotlight series about Boston priests.


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