You, too, can file a FOIA request.

Check out this awesome email I got today:

Hi Cathy,
I just finished the last episode of the podcast [Episode 8 of The Clown and the Candyman] when you posted your blog post.  This podcast is absolutely ground-breaking and it reminded me that I wanted to share with you documents I received from a FOIA request I submitted on Gregory Greene’s arrest in Orange County.  (attached). You may already have this but I wanted to send in case you didn’t.   A couple things from the case:

  • Greene was arrested with an older man–Edgar Herbert Mohan Jr. (age 45, married) in 1976 in Fountain Valley, CA on molestation charges.  Edgar sponsored Greene’s softball team and managed a local furniture business.  
  • After listening to the podcast it really drove home that there was a larger network.  How could a 25 year old Greene who was new to CA make contact with a much older man, Mohan, who just happened to share his interests?  
  • The documents are not redacted and it names all of the minors involved.  I researched them and the tragedy is that all have had very difficult lives.  Particularly one child, Gregg Maroney, who is now an offender himself.  Greene was an atom bomb.

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Lastly I wanted to say how sorry I am that your father has passed.  He is truly an inspiration to me as are you.  And like Det Moran said in the podcast–killers need to know that they will be pursued until the day they die.  I am in this for the long haul!  


I’m not going to post the 22 pages of FOIA documents because there are many, many unredacted names of victims within them. What readers don’t realize is that a lot of the documents I have received contain no redactions whatsoever. I try my best not to expose a victim or a good citizen who did the right thing by coming forward. (FYI, I don’t waste my whiteout on a victim who becomes a sex offender.) I invariably miss one or leave a first letter showing and then at least three people comment to point it out and make it worse. So fuck it, I’m not posting these.

The important points from the documents obtained by this reader are listed above and are highlighted in the news articles attached to the email, which I will post below. I would point out that the case file did remind me that the State of California revoked Greene’s probation in abstentia in August 1977, remanding him to prison but noting he was now incarcerated in a Michigan prison. So while Michigan is letting sex offenders like Chris Busch stay on the street even after telling police repeatedly after arrested that he sexually abuses children, California is making sure that if a POS criminal like Greene ends up back in California it will be go to prison, go directly to prison.

Here are the articles sent by the reader. The online community is a force. Thank you.

I will post tomorrow about how easy it is to file a FOIA request. There’s nothing special to it. By law, the agency has to respond. And odds are, you won’t get the triple surcharge imposed on requests made by relatives of Tim King.