Judges hush sex cases, while OCP Brooks Patterson picks up the phone to call news organizations.

Wow. Just wow on so many levels.

Thank you to podcaster Nina Innsted (Already Gone podcast) for this article from the Lansing State Journal, September, 1977.

“PATTERSON PHONED NEWS ORGANIZATIONS MONDAY TO SAY THAT BERTHIAUME HAD TAKEN A LIE DETECTOR TEST AND WAS CONCLUSIVELY CLEARED OF ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THE STILL-UNSOLVED SERIES OF CHILD-ABDUCTION SLAYINGS IN THE DETROIT SUBURBS.” WTF, Brooksie?

Investigators better squeeze this POS defrocked priest, Gary Berthiaume now that he is back on his old stomping grounds in Michigan to face charges in yet another 1977 criminal sexual conduct against a minor case. He needs to divulge what he knew or heard about pedophile rings operating in Oakland County back in the day. Maybe he won’t be a dumbass like Lamborgine or Sloan. It’s not going to go well for you in the big house, padre. You might want to start talking and work your way into a solitary confinement/protective custody deal. Or maybe, like Lamborgine, “God has forgiven you.” Good luck with that.