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Pedophilia Network of Cops Busted Raping and Filming Cadets to Make Child Porn

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    Pedophilia Network of Cops Busted Raping and Filming Cadets to Make Child Porn

    A pedophile network has recently been uncovered involving police officers and cadets in the Explorers program which connects teens who want to be police officers with cops.

    Andrew Wolfson,Matthew Glowicki and Phillip M. Bailey, The Courier-JournalPublished 10:59 a.m. ET Oct. 5, 2017


    Corrections: ► An earlier version of this story reported that a video mentioned in the new evidence appeared to show a police officer having sex with an Explorer Scout. It is unclear whether the person in the video was or is a participant in the program.

    ► An earlier version of this story misidentified the police officer who allegedly communicated with a Bullitt County jail worker. The officer was Brandon Wood.

    The mother of an Explorer Scout claims the program's police leader urged her to keep quiet after an officer sent sexually inappropriate texts to her daughter.

    The statement was among more than 1,000 pages of evidence released Thursday in the criminal cases against ex-Officers Brandon Wood and Kenneth Betts, who are charged with felony sex offenses for allegedly abusing Scouts in a program for youths interested in law enforcement.

    Both have pleaded not guilty.

    The mother’s statement, given to police investigators last October, appears to support allegations in a lawsuit filed by another former Explorer that the police department tried to cover up sexual misconduct in the program.


    The woman, whose name is redacted, told the investigators that she didn’t remember the name of the Explorer supervisor who called her in 2013, but an attorney for the plaintiff in the civil case, who also represents the girl’s family, said her parents later identified him as Lt. Curtis Flaherty.

    Flaherty, who is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit, retired as a major this year.

    In 2013, he was commander of both the Explorer program and the Public Integrity Unit, which investigates possible criminal acts by department members.

    More on this story

    Investigator postpones interviews with 3 cops about Explorer Scout sex scandal

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    Lee Sitlinger, who represents Flaherty, denied the former commander engaged in a cover-up and said the mother’s remarks were either taken out of context or misinterpreted.


    Attorney David Yates, who said he represents five former Explorer Scouts, said the mother's statement “underscores what I have been saying for some time – that there were police officers who used their trust and authority to abuse minor victims."

    “They were protected and assisted in a continuing cover-up through their supervisor and this was allowed to go on for way too long,” said Yates, who is also the Metro Council president.

    In a 49-minute taped interview, the mother told police that her daughter met Wood in 2013 at a weeklong Explorer camp at Campbellsville University and that Betts later contacted the girl to ask her to go running.

    The woman said Betts later sent inappropriate text messages to her daughter and attached “half-dressed” and sexually suggestive pictures of himself.

    According to a police report summarizing the interview, the mother felt uncomfortable with the situation and told another officer about it.

    Several officers subsequently interviewed her and took the daughter’s cell phone for further investigation.

    But she said the Explorer supervisor called her and told her to keep quiet, according to the report.

    She told investigators that when Betts learned her daughter had turned 16, he began contacting her to have a sexual relationship.

    The mother said a sergeant in internal affairs assured her that the investigation was important and that it was “on the top of the list on the chief’s desk.”

    But she said she was later told Betts had been “let go” and “there was never any closure regarding this case.”

    Read more: Explorer sex-abuse findings: Police left to police themselves, violated victims' trust

    The Courier-Journal previously reported that Conrad initiated an administrative investigation of Betts in July 2013 for possible "improper contact with a female Explorer." The investigation ended in April 2014, one month after Betts submitted his resignation. He left the department May 1, 2014.

    "No further action need be taken," Conrad wrote in an internal memo.

    The department has said that once an officer resigns, they are no longer subject to disciplinary action.

    The Explorer program was suspended by Mayor Greg Fischer in March after the Courier-Journal reported the civil suit's details. A spokesman in his office deferred all questions Thursday to the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, which could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Fischer has launched an internal review of how the police department handled the scandal. That investigation is being led by former U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey.

    The FBI is also investigating, at the request of Fischer and Metro Council members.

    Reporter Andrew Wolfson can be reached at 502-582-7189 or awolfson@courier-journal.com. Reporter Phillip M. Bailey can be reached at 502-582-4475 or pbailey@courier-journal.com. Reporter Matthew Glowicki can be reached at 502-582-4989 or mglowicki@courier-journal.com.
     
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    At least they were diddlin just the girls. :p

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    And so went the Weiner investigation with his list of pedophile cops, politicians and celebs from somdomwood CA , traded for a light prison sentence
     

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