The Hastert Rule

Today Federal District Judge Thomas M. Durkin sentenced former United States Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison for violating bank reporting rules by structuring bank withdrawals to hide massive payments he made over the years to one of his victims of child sexual abuse.  See

Hastert ultimately admitted to being a serial molester of boys when he was the high school wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.  Oh, and guess what?  The married father of two sons also was a Boy Scout volunteer with Explorer Post 540 of Yorkville for 17 years, during the time he was a high school teacher and coach.  The sex crimes were well outside the statute of limitations, but federal prosecutors went after Hastert on the banking law violations and for lying to investigators.

“Nothing is more stunning than having ‘serial child molester’ and ‘speaker of the House’ in the same sentence,” said Judge Durkin.  It’s not at all stunning to me.  Having read the very meager Michigan State Police file on their investigation into the pedophile and child pornography ring operating in Michigan in the 1970’s on North Fox Island, this is no shock, no surprise.  And it should not be a shock that people like this have the power to silence their victims and anyone who might make trouble for them.  What’s stunning is that federal prosecutors and this federal judge were not the cowards that Oakland County prosecutors and judges were and are.  They went after Hastert and in some small way vindicated Hastert’s victims.

“Judge Durkin pointed out the vulnerability of Mr. Hastert’s young victims and said they were damaged for years.  ‘If there’s a public shaming of the defendant because of the conduct he’s engaged in, so be it,’ he said.”  Wow.  What a concept.  Can you imagine the shame Hastert’s victims have carried for decades after being raped and sexually abused by him?

I guess the real “Hastert Rule” is:  If you want to molest boys, your best bet is to be a high school wrestling coach and boy scout volunteer.  It’s so obvious, no one will believe it.  At least he had to pay one of his victims a ton of dough over the past decades.  Hey Denny:  The majority of the majority now knows who you really are.


“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


According to my messages, my stats are booming!  (Booming–seriously??!) And I have new friends viewing my page on LinkedIn. 


He (cousin of murderer) saw him sexually abusing one of the girls and never saw either of them again. Really, motherfucker?

Many thanks to my friend Tony for sending me the link to the article about the charging of a sex offender with the 1975 disappearance and murders of two pre-teen sisters in Bedford County, Virginia. . Oh my god—it can happen; these kinds of cases can be solved! Forgive me if I observe that in the OCCK case some “untouchables” prevent such an outcome.

First, let me explain why I have been quiet. This shit kills me. It hurts every ounce of my being. And when it interferes with what’s going on with my kids—forget it; it’s gone. We didn’t ask to be victims here—I take control when I decide how and when to respond. I send you to the police—maybe they take you seriously; maybe they don’t. Welcome to the club. We do the best we can. We are not victims—we are responsible people who give as much information as we can to the people with police powers and that is AS MUCH AS WE CAN DO. And trust me, it’s more than most people close to the infection of this case have done. So forgive yourself if you came clean, no one took you seriously (again, join the club), and let’s move on. Maybe even adopt the mantra of those who know they knew shit and didn’t come clean—“At least no one else died.” You came forward and were ignored—join the club. Piecing things together are maybe a little easier now, 38 years later—MAYBE. Depending on if the cops take you seriously. I have no control over any of that. Fuck all of you who think you have control or think you could direct this shit.

OK, let’s talk a little about Lloyd Lee “Michael” Welch, Jr., who was—no surprise—“a person of interest” in the disappearance of 12-year-old Katherine Lyon, and her sister, 10-year-old Sheila Lyon, who were last seen at a Maryland shopping mall on March 25, 1975. Read the names of those girls again. THEY WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN. THEY FUCKING DISAPPEARED.

Let’s look at this case and compare it to the Oakland County Child Killer case. In the OCCK case there were four defiled bodies, left in public like garbage. Dumped. Defiled. This fucking county—one of the most wealthy on earth—didn’t give a shit; wanted it to go away. I know I am supposed to forgive all of you fucks—but I still hate you. You suck; you let little kids die and gave a pass to wealthy pedophiles and their family members. Fuck you. You should ask all of us for forgiveness, but you never will. I hope you are poisoned by your lack of integrity. But odds are, most assholes will judge me for not forgiving your asses. Fuck that.  Fuck you even though I have to let this go.

In the case of these two young sisters, the news article states police spent 16,000 investigation hours IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. Fifty search warrants and interviewing/interrogating about 100 people.  Ok.  FOUR kids died here; each one held for days at a time and tortured.  Let’s ignore it.  Let’s move on.  Get over it.

Like the OCCK case, people in Montgomery County said they “’can tell you a personal story about how they or their family was impacted,’ said Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger at the news conference.” Yeah, ya think buddy?!  In Oakland County, nobody gives a fuck.  Wayne County is different.  Wait and see, you suburban believers in the cops.  Jesus.  Breaks my heart.  How did my parents ever move there thinking it was a step up???

The police chief in the Lyons sisters case observed: “ This case has never left the collective consciousness of this police department, nor our community.” Wow. Haven’t heard shit from the Birmingham Police Department. Ignore and Move On. Better than Protect and Serve. Forgive? Seriously? Ignore and move on, baby.

Here’s a beautiful thing about this case—this guy’s wife has been charged with perjury for being a lying sack of shit about her pedophile, murdering husband. Everyone associated with him who lied should be so charged. THIS IS HOW WE STOP ANIMALS FROM ABUSING CHILDREN AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT. FUCK FORGIVENESS UNTIL YOU CAN MAKE SURE THESE PEOPLE STOP THEIR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR—YOU ARE CRAZY TO DEFEND THEM!!!!!!  You should all be charged with perjury–you know who you are.  Oakland County–examine your conscience, for god’s sake!!!

More very soon about Catholic Priests in the Detroit area, and our friend Christopher Busch, who shows up as an enrollee in Brother Rice, during the era of some incredibly abusive and criminally responsible priests. Oh man, had I not examined my levels of forgiveness, I would have gladly taken a baseball bat to these men. How unfair that I have to forgive them. They deserve nothing. Yet I am a victim if I don’t forgive them. I’m irresponsible if I don’t forgive you pieces of shitl  Really? Those of you who’ve had a much easier life, please weigh in. Those of you who are working on the case tirelessly, ask yourself how I am supposed to feel? It doesn’t matter—I get that. But I won’t ignore these cases. Silence me? Won’t happen.

More soon about priest shit in the Oakland County area.  It’s worth considering.  Brother Rice–Chris Busch, listed in Classfinders as a Bro Rice enrollee, along with sick fuck priests from that era.  Seriously, search Christopher Busch and Brother Rice.  There you go.  Father Harrington and other dirty bastards–it’s all there.  We’re patient.  It’s all going to come out.  Between me and two other authors, this shit will all surface.  Get ready.  We’ve paid for decades; you’ve skated.  Let’s meet on the rink you sons of bitches.  The cops might not be able to nail you, but we can write about what we found.  And those around you who lied should be charged with perjury and I will stay on top of this to make sure you do.  Yeah, that includes people in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. You can live with yourself like many before you did, but now we are watching.  Let’s see how it goes, ok?

Sigh. You want the best fiction plot outline in the world? Poach from this case. Truth is stranger than fiction, but not as lucrative.

Good Morning Mr. King,

I hope you’re doing well. First, let me say that I did receive your voicemail some time back and I completely understand why you would prefer not to read the book, particularly given the subject matter. I did just want to let you know that it is now completed and published, only so that you’re aware of the final status.

I sincerely hope that your family eventually uncovers the full truth and that, in doing so, you obtain whatever justice is still available for Tim.

Kind Regards,

Julie Guenther


Yeah, McKinney. Think about it. 


Certainty, in the way of DNA evidence, is probably now not possible. The Oakland County Prosecutor and the MSP must take some sick solace in that fact. Evidence was mishandled, misfiled, extinguished in testing—and used in the MSP’s goddamn Post Training for god’s sake. I know some of you who were exposed to this “training” are out there—how about a response confirming what we family members know took place?? These cases were so beyond solving (for many reasons your education would not dare cover), they let you play with the evidence and have your “projects” be about this case. How do I know? One of my family members crossed paths with someone at work who was talking about this “project.” She knew, as a few of us did at that time, about what had surfaced about Busch, Green and Gunnels. We were playing ball with police then, keeping silent about everything we had told them about, but we laughed to ourselves when we thought of contacting this guy and asking “hey, do you want to get an “A,?” and filling him in on what we had learned from others, which had been withheld from us all of these years.

Someone close to this case, with great knowledge of it, who is not a cop, told me “the case is at a tipping point. Public interest will push the case forward.” I believe this, and I think it will be sooner rather than later.

There were a number of animals involved in these crimes. Multiple people, multiple cars, multiple relatives and associates who should have come forward with information. NO ONE HAS BEEN RULED OUT in this case. Why? Because no one can be ruled out due to shoddy investigative practices, failure to follow up, failure to preserve evidence. How about the creeps who were at the American Legion Hall when Mark Stebbins was there with his Mom and then asked, and got permission to, walk home in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. Did anybody ever circle back with these fucks when other kids went missing? These were not brain surgeons. They were losers and criminals. They spent the rest of their lives (or are still living) free. For decades, investigative bias prevented a return to these freaks named in tips after Mark went missing, but before other kids were murdered.

Over the past few years, a few people have emailed me telling me they struggle living with what they know and the fact that police dismiss them time and again. Their struggle is intensified by the fact the police will not only not investigate their allegations, but dismiss them as nuts. Had those who spoke up when they should have been listened to back in the day, like other tipsters who thought their information was taken seriously and actually investigated, we might not be where we are today. That said, a lot of information was given to police but lost in the travesty that is investigative bias. Time intensifies errors and omissions in these kinds of cases.

Police and prosecutors wield vast and basically unregulated power. Kind of like a serial killer. When we first learned about the resurrection of the OCCK task force in the mid-2000’s and then watched in horror as the truth about that investigation came out bit by bit, one of my brothers and I exchanged notes about nightmares we were having. They were about cops, not killers. I am not kidding.

So, just for now, here are a few rough and brutal observations about why these cases will never be solved. I know I have a lot of catching up to do here, including a good number of posts about John McKinney, who should not be overlooked in our discussions. But for now, here are the problems as I see them:

–There were a lot of animals involved in child porn and pedophilia in Oakland County, MI, back in the day, and many of them were “upstanding” citizens who would protect their reputations at any cost.

–The silence of people with knowledge and the level of police work done on the murder of Mark Stebbins, resulted in at least three more murders. Nobody is going to come clean about that.

–People with money and influence were involved and applied pressure to the prosecutor’s office then and now.

–No police agency, especially the Michigan State Police, is going to be excited about solving crimes that will expose their misfeasance or malfeasance.

–It seems clear that there was an effort by people who could get away with it to rid Oakland County of scum pedophiles by way of “suicide.” There were numerous questionable suicides of men between the ages of 25 and 50 during the relevant time period. Somebody thought that was the only answer and there is no way LE is going to touch any of those cases, even if a careful reexamination would lead to information about the OCCK murders.

Again—public interest will push this case forward. Can’t live with yourself because of the knowledge you have? I believe it. Afraid of the cowards who are still alive and still somehow threaten you? Turn them in. They are now old and weak and they are still worthless. They deserve exposure and arrest. When this all blows—and it will, eventually—your name will be added to the list of people who contributed to the decades of silence unless you speak up. And that includes law enforcement that turned the other way. This is the most shameful case ever. Podcasts about “standard” murder cases are nothing compared to this case. This case is the most rotten serial murder case in U.S. history.