This from the movie An Open Secret, a documentary on the sexual abuse of child actors. https://vimeo.com/channels/835463/138965813. It is a little over 90 minutes; view it when you can watch it until the end.
How does this movie end up on Vimeo? In May 2015 the movie screened for potential distributors at the Cannes Film Festival. No surprise, the producer is unable to find a distributor and has made the documentary available for free on Vimeo.
SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) threatened to sue the director Amy Berg if she did not omit references to the Young Performers Committee. She declined, only editing her footage to secure a PG-13 rating. https://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/hollywoods-underage-sexual-abuse-problem-5-shocking-injustices-from-an-open-secret-1201891024/. The union does not carry out its threat.
The film zeroes in on a trio of perpetrators, Marty Weiss, Marc Collins-Rector and Michael Harrah (founder and former chair of SAG-AFTRA’s Young Performers Committee). Observe how these predators attempt to shift the blame to parents and the victims. Harrah is a Michigan native (of course he is!) and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor beginning in 1960. Harrah was active in children’s theater (Ann Arbor Junior Light Opera) and Ann Arbor high school productions throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Maybe even rubbed elbows with Ann Arbor’s “distinguished” Frank Shelden.
Thank you to a reader for the link to the film and associated research. I post this not to muddy the waters, but to make the point that this stuff goes on all the time, with unrepentant monsters posing as upstanding citizens, and that it takes a lot of bravery to come forward if you have been victimized. Don’t think for a minute that it is just dirty pedophiles like Ted Lamborgine, Richard Lawson, Arch Sloan and Bob Moore who commit these crimes. All pedophiles are dirty no matter what costume they wear in society.
“The film Hollywood doesn’t want you to see.” The Snow Killings, Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigation (July 2020), is the book Oakland County doesn’t want you to read.
Readers are kind of balking at the mention of politicians and other “untouchables” from the Detroit area and in Oakland County being serviced by the pedophile rings operating in the area during the time of the child killings.
Here is a specific mention of ex-Michigan Senator Jack Faxon in the narrative report concerning the Lawson/Lamborgine lead. Faxon was in public office at the time of the child killings.
I have posted the entire narrative report, dated from 1-19-2005 to August 1, 2008, beginning with a post on April 26, 2020–https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/56938161/posts/2678867966. There are six “installments” (4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/30, 5/2 and ending with the pages including Faxon on 5/3–https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/56938161/posts/2687045187.)
Just a few words about pages 127 and 128. Remember at the time this report is being written, Livonia PD and Wayne County know about Southfield polygrapher Larry Wasser spilling the beans about a private polygraph session with a man who who spoke about his involvement in Tim King’s murder. Wasser and his attorney James Feinberg were still playing the “I can’t remember the client’s name” game. Detective Williams is researching an old lead on convicted pedophile Kent Shultz, who was polygraphed in the OCCK case and–of course–cleared. He was wondering if this was Wasser’s client–Chris Busch’s name was “revealed” a few weeks later.
As of November 14, 2007, Kent Shultz was serving THREE 20-40 year sentences for multiple CSC-1s (child rape) and housed at the Parnell Correction facility in Jackson, Michigan. The narrative report states: “Kent Shultz was connected to Josiah Tazelaar [convicted pedophile and brother to Willem Tazelar who lived a few blocks from my family in Birmingham], Francis Sheldon [Shelden] & ex-Michigan Senator Jack Faxon at that time.”
I have posted the FOIA documents from the MSP file on Frank Shelden and N. Fox Island. They are heavily redacted–meaning that the names of any “clients/subscribers” are redacted. They left the name of a victim unredacted. Nice job.
I never saw a Fox Island client list; in fact I was under the impression it never made it into the hands of police. Now that list might shock a few people. That a “model citizen” like Faxon was involved in pedophelia or child porn, just like “model citizen/philanthropist” Frank Shelden was? No surprises there, as far as I’m concerned.