The past few days I have fielded a few questions I could not answer about Gerald Richards, pedophile, child pornographer, child rapist and side kick to Francis Frank Shelden, a wealthy version of Richards. I looked to FOIA documents concerning the investigation into Ted Lamborgine and Richard Lawson beginning in January 2005 because this investigation yielded many, many names of Michigan pedophiles and child pornographers. I was also looking for the information concerning Josiah Tazelaar’s refusal to take a polygraph exam in this case due to his “heart condition,” and his brother’s evasive answers to investigators in 2007. This piece of shit (the brother) lived three blocks from us, right by my old elementary school. I think he and his wife still do. His brother is a convicted child predator who was actively raping and assaulting kids in the 1970s. Although the brother lived in Birmingham in March of 1977, he just couldn’t remember ever hearing about the OCCK crimes. But I found a lot more than the description of the Tazelaars’ dance with investigators in 2007.
Lawson was arrested in January 2005 for the 1989 murder of a Livonia cab driver. In an attempt to cut some kind of deal with police, he told Detective/Sgt. Cory Williams that he knew who “did the snow killings” in Michigan. He gave Williams the name Ted Orr, aka Ted Lamborgine. An in-depth investigation into Lamborgine and Lawson concerning the OCCK cases revealed many, many child sexual assaults by these men, who were charged and ultimately convicted in Wayne county for many, many counts of child sexual assault in the 1970s and 1980s. Lawson died in prison in 2012. Lamborgine, who failed a polygraph in 2005 concerning my brother’s case specifically, is serving three life sentences for his child sexual assaults and rapes at the Kinross Correctional Facility in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
This was not the first time Richard Lawson tried to serve up names in the OCCK case. As noted in this FOIA document, in 1988, while Lawson was awaiting trial on a four-count child Criminal Sexual Conduct charge (with a child under 13) in the Macomb County jail, he contacted my father and told him he knew who killed his son. My father went with police to meet with Lawson. This meeting was memorialized and the notes were found in December 2005 by an FBI agent, in FBI files on this case.
In 1988, Lawson didn’t dime Lamborgine, but he does drop the dime on a man we have become sadly familiar with in this case. Read it for yourself. It’s better that way. Note that Lawson’s CSC case was dismissed and this information was NEVER FOLLOWED UP ON. Go figure. And of course this shit was in AN FBI FILE. The same FBI files that presumably contain the work done to identify the make of the car that left the imprint in the snow at where Kristine’s body was dumped that never was made public. And the hypnosis and interview of Doug Wilson, who saw Tim riding launching his skateboard in the parking lot of the Hunter Maple Pharmacy and described a Pontiac LeMans with the numbers 222 in the license plate. No, you never heard about that information from the Task Force either.
The FBI claimed in response to a FOIA request that records concerning Frank Shelden, N. Fox Island and Christopher Busch were destroyed in a catastrophic flood. Clearly there are FBI records concerning the OCCK case as of December 2005. Maybe another $11,000 worth–assuming they could be “located.”
If you find yourself asking “what the fucking fuck?!,” join the club.
Does anyone have any idea how a photograph of a the late Richard Vander Veen, a United States Congressman from Michigan in the 1970s, ends up at the bottom right of the Google gallery to the right of this page, under a photo of convicted pedophile Donald Edward Sandberg? Check it out:
Second question–Does anyone recall an article mentioning a priest in Port Huron, and his feeling he needed protection because of another case that was going on in the Detroit area? It surfaced in a generic search about the OCCK case. I don’t have details about it, but the article was accessible as recently as about 18 months ago, but it appears a lot of things have been “disappeared” from the web, including this article.