**** Who Took Johnny - Feature Doc about Johnny Gosch’s disappearance to have its theatrical premiere in Des Moines on April 24th.
Noreen Gosch, Johnny’s mother will be in attendance to do Q and A.
An amazing, lunatic documentary that will leave you creeped-out,
excited and surprised,”
- John Waters, director of Hairspray and Crybaby
Who Took Johnny, a documentary film about Noreen
Gosch and her 30 year fight for justice for her son Johnny, will
have its theatrical premiere in Des Moines, IA at the Fleur Cinema
(www.fleurcinema.com ) followed by screenings at Film Scene in Iowa
Utilizing strong local reporting from the time as well as current
interviews, filmmakers weave together past events into a coherent
narrative and try to explain the case that was never solved. Noreen
Gosch’s passionate advocacy for her son led to the passage of laws
regarding missing children and profoundly affected the culture of
the entire country. Who Took Johnny has been on the
International festival circuit for past year where it has gotten
rave reviews and several jury and audience awards.
Like the documentary films of Errol Morris whose subjects’ words
seem to crack under scrutiny, Who Took Johnny is a
character study that steadily builds the narrow worlds of those
circling around the lost boy, Gosch often the figure setting into
motion the orbits of others. The shaping of the characters is aided
by the highly publicized nature of the case as talk show footage and
TV appearances act as a disembodied account of how the story played
out publicly. The public facts are then contrasted with highly
personal interviews with the subjects today, a hindsight explanation
of actions that humanizes the media presentation and whose clashing
accounts leave the audience with an apprehension that is then
exploited in the editing.
- Donna K - Hammer to Nail
Beautifully told by a trio of filmmakers giving as much respect to
this story as one could ever possibly hope, this is easily one of
the best true crime documentaries to hit
screens in quite some time. At all costs, hunt this film down.
- Josua Brunsting - Criterion Cast
“The gradual narrative unspooling of Who Took Johnny… is extremely
– Chicago Tribune
Who Took Johnny, 2014, 80 minutes, USA
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On September 5, 1982, Johnny Gosch, 12, disappeared while
delivering newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa. For the next 30
years his mother Noreen devoted her life to finding out what
TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into the infamous
thirty-year-old cold case of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first
missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on
Johnny's mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the
truth about what happened to her son. Along the way there have been
mysterious sightings, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with
a man who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. WHO TOOK
JOHNNY captures the endless intrigue surrounding the most
spellbinding missing person's case in U.S. history.
If you’ve ever gotten separated from your child for just a few
moments and remember the profound panic that sets in, you can begin
to understand what Noreen Gosch has felt over the last 30 years
since her son Johnny disappeared delivering newspapers in West Des
Moines, Iowa on the morning of September 5, 1982.
More than any other missing child case, Johnny’s story has spawned
countless theories and has instilled intrigue in the millions who
remember the kid on the side of a milk carton.
Mixing original interviews with archival news footage, home video
and film material spanning 30 years, WHO TOOK JOHNNY
chronicles the 30-year history of the case through the eyes of the
key players. We hear from family, friends, law enforcement,
journalists, as well as parents of current missing children. From
purported attempts by Johnny to contact his family, to clashes with
Police, the story takes a bizarre twist when a convicted child
molester comes forward to admit abducting Johnny. Police don’t
believe his story, while Noreen is convinced he’s telling the truth.
Then, 17 years after he disappeared, Noreen confesses that Johnny
visited her briefly one night, though too scared of his captors to
stay. Police are dumbfounded, unable to corroborate her story.
WHO TOOK JOHNNY connects the dots between the unanswered
questions surrounding Johnny Gosch's disappearance. Through
eyewitness accounts and compelling evidence that span three decades,
the film patiently builds a case that law enforcement was never able
How did you get involved? Ten years ago, while at an
industry screening for our film Horns and Halos at HBO headquarters
in New York, we were approached by writer Nick Bryant with an
intriguing pitch. He told us he had a once-in-a-lifetime story to
tell. He had spent years investigating a child prostitution network
that was conveniently covered up a decade earlier. In researching
the scandalous allegations of the Franklin Federal Credit Union, he
came upon the connection to a bizarre story of the first missing kid
on a milk carton - Johnny Gosch. After learning more about Johnny's
case, we became intrigued, and cautiously began to pursue a film
How long have you been working on it? We were first
introduced to the story in 2003. It's taken over 10 years of
shooting and thousands of miles traveled to capture dozens of
interviews, edit hundreds of hours of footage, and sift through tens
of thousands of documents and photographs to make Who Took Johnny.
Why is this film important? There are currently almost
90,000 unsolved missing person cases in the department of justice
database, and it's clear that even with all of the advancements in
technology and public awareness, the problem of missing and
exploited children has only gotten worse since Johnny disappeared
over 30 years ago. Understandably with such an ugly issue, people
would rather skip-over reading about these stories or change the
channel of a news report, pretending the problem doesn't exist,
rather than confront the brutality of the exploitation and
trafficking of children in our country.
What Happened to Johnny Gosch? Watch the film.
CAST Noreen Gosch - Johnny’s Mother John Gosch, Sr. - Johnny’s
Father Capt. Bob Rushing - West Des Moines Police Department
(1973-2001) Aaron Lundeen - Johnny’s Best Friend John Walsh -
Host, America’s Most Wanted John Rossi – Witness Lt. Cam Coppas -
West Des Moines Police Department John Smith - Father of Witness
Frank Santiago - Reporter, The Des Moines Register (1980-2010)
Eileen Wixted - Reporter, WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA (1983-1989) Chief
Orval Cooney - West Des Moines Police Department (1968-1983)
Kenneth Wooden - Child Safety Expert and Child Advocate Paul
Sparrow - Executive Producer, America’s Most Wanted (1990-1996) Ron
Sampson - President, Help Find Johnny Gosch Foundation (1982-1993)
Don Martin - Eugene Martin’s Father Mike Borland - Photojournalist,
WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA Paul Bonacci - Former teen prostitute and
self-proclaimed accomplice to Johnny's abduction John DeCamp -
Vietnam Vet, Former Nebraska State Senator, and Paul Bonacci’s
Attorney Glenn Miller - National Center for Missing and Exploited
Children Det. Nelson Zalva - Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff’s
As an award-winning production studio based in Brooklyn,
RUMUR collaborates with high profile clients like HBO, A&E, IFC,
MSNBC and DIRECTV, to create critically acclaimed documentary films.
Partners David Beilinson, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky bring a
extensive array of skills and a tireless commitment to creating
excellent and innovative work, regardless of medium. As the lines
between film, television, and the web continue to blend together,
RUMUR integrates its productions across multiple platforms, starting
at the early development stages through final product and
distribution. Visit rumur.com
David Beilinson, Director/Producer
David has produced a collection of groundbreaking
documentary films, including Battle for Brooklyn, Code 33, and Horns
and Halos. His work has appeared on HBO, A&E, MSNBC, PBS, and
DIRECTV. Prior to joining Rumur, he was a producer for the
Emmy-winning PBS series In the Mix and won the Entertainment
Industries Council Prism Award. At 19, while working at Miramax
Films, he helped implement their first online rights management
catalog. Born and raised in Miami Beach, David graduated from the
Gallatin School at New York University.
Suki Hawley, Director/Editor
A director and editor, Suki has collaborated with husband
Michael Galinsky for over 20 years. She has directed and edited a
series of critically acclaimed documentary and narrative features
including Battle for Brooklyn, Code 33, Horns and Halos, Half-Cocked
and Radiation, which have screened to audiences around the world.
She has also served as editor on high profile documentaries and TV
series. A native of Dallas, she studied film at Wesleyan University
and after graduation worked at the Sundance Institute and in the
cutting room of Roger Corman’s legendary studio.
Michael Galinsky, Director/Photographer
Michael is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician, and
along with wife Suki Hawley, he’s directed and produced six award-
winning feature films and dozens of shorts, including Battle for
Brooklyn, Code 33, Horns and Halos, and Half-Cocked. Michael is a
Guggenheim Fellow, and his latest book of photos Malls Across
America was recently published by world-renowned publisher Steidl.
He is a contributing editor for Documentary Magazine, writing
articles about filmmaking and distribution. Raised in Chapel Hill,
Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Religious Studies from NYU. He
previously played bass for the rock band Sleepyhead.
A Rumur Inc Film
Directed by David Beilinson, Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky
Produced by David Beilinson Edited by Suki Hawley Photographed by
Production Coordinator Laurika Harris Kaye Executive Producer
Kathleen Monahan Executive Producer Adam Galinsky Associate Producer
Music by David Reid Additional Support provided by MSNBC
Producers Michael Rubin, Scott Hooker, Elise Warner and Vicki
CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE
SHEILA MARIE GUERRA
ALBERT LEA, MINN.
April 9, 2014
I am posting this Cease and Desist Notice to one Sheila Marie Guerra
of Albert Lea, Minn. She has harassed and slandered me for years.
She has repeatedly interfered with the investigation of the Johnny
Gosch case. Many attempts to reason with her have failed. She is
deranged and dangerous making numerous threats against me.
A few years ago, she contacted a Medical Examiner in Colorado,
suggesting a body they had in their morgue was my son Johnny.
Despite the fact that the dental records and DNA did not match, she
continued her dialogue with the Medical Examiner until my
investigators had to be involved to end the issue. The body was not
Another time, she announced publicly that she knew Johnny Gosch and
in fact had sex with him on occasion. I do not believe for a moment
she had ever met Johnny. Yet another attempt to gain her "15 minutes
of fame by attaching herself to a famous case".
There have been vile emails from her using language, which I would
not ever use in my life. Her actions depict diminished capacity and
personality disorders, the inability to determine right from wrong
and her lack of vocabulary, as she resorts to such vile language.
She quieted down for a couple years but now is back full force, this
time with some stupid blog in which she writes all of the slanderous
statements about me and other people. Even accusing me of war crimes
in Nazi Germany.... I was not even born yet during the time frame
she is referring to... again deranged behavior. It has reached a
point of threats being sent to me. Her behavior has escalated
I have requested over and over for her to remove my name from her
blogs, and cease contacting me. However, she continues. I told her
if she did not stop I would have no choice but to do a public notice
via my website of a cease and desist statement. I have reported all
of this to the police including the slanderous material..... yet she
continues. I have also advised the police of the possibility of
violent behavior towards me by her.
When I told her I would do the public notice, she then threatened me
again saying she would make my name/address public. That has no
affect upon me because my name and address / email address is
This is not the first time, I have had someone harass me and it
won't be the last time. However, I am tired of dealing with this
person, it has gone on far too long and as I mentioned before her
actions have escalated. I have notified the police that if anything
should happen to me, they are to knock on her door FIRST.
SHEILA MARIE GUERRA ... ALBERT LEA, MINN.....
CEASE AND DESIST ALL SLANDEROUS STATEMENTS AND CONTACT WITH NOREEN
GOSCH IMMEDIATELY PENDING LEGAL ACTION.
This past summer filmmakers from the production company, RUMUR,
came to shoot a one hour special on Johnny for MSNBC. As you
know, there has been a lot of media about this case and I have
dealt with countless producers. This is the first time in my
experience that what filmmakers told me they were going to do
actually happened. The piece aired on MSNBC in December called
"Missing Johnny". At the time they made it clear to me that they
wanted to make a full length film, and would do so once the TV
special was made. I know that there is a lot of important
material that had to left out of the TV version due to limited
time that will hopefully end up in this longer version.
Now they are raising money via the website Kickstarter to pay
for all the legal and post production costs associated with
finishing the full-length, uncensored film.
Anyone can make a pledge for a particular reward (be it DVD or
Producer credit), and if the project raises its goal money
within the allotted time then they keep the money and the
backers get their rewards. If they don't raise all the money,
then the project gets nothing and the backers all get their
They want to pre sell 500 DVDs (or 1000 downloads) in the next
10 days to get enough money (otherwise they won't get anything).
If enough people who care about the issue of missing and
exploited children and human trafficking want to support the
film then they will surely meet their goal, and it will
guarantee that the longer version will be made available to
MISSING JOHNNY - REPLAY MNSBC TV SPECIAL PART I - Noreen Gosch
December 23rd 2012
dynamic news documentary series Maximum Drama continues to
present thought-provoking stories with the premiere of “Missing
Johnny,” an examination of the infamous thirty-year-old cold
case of missing child Johnny Gosch –the first missing child to
appear on a milk carton- on Sunday, December 16th at 9 pm ET.
“Missing Johnny” focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s
mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth
about her missing son.
“Missing Johnny,” chronicles the
endless intrigue and conspiracy theories surrounding the
eyewitness sightings, physical evidence and case-turning
discoveries which span across three decades. The documentary
intertwines original interviews of all the main characters with
archival news footage, home video and film material spanning 30
years. Interviews include the last adult to see Johnny, the West
Des Moines police captain and a convicted child molester who
says he took part in Johnny’s abduction.
The Maximum Drama series takes viewers to the places that are
usually considered off limits and out of bounds. The season
includes fascinating stories such as an investigation into the
human trafficking industry in “Sex Slaves: Chicago,” as well as
the premiere of “Ted Bundy’s Death Row Tapes.”
“Missing Johnny” is produced by MSNBC
and Rumur, Inc. David Beilinson, Suki Hawley and Michael
Galinsky are producers. Production Coordinator is Laurika Harris
is Vice President, Long Form Programming for MSNBC
and Scott Hooker is Senior Executive Producer, Documentary
Production and Development for MSNBC.
Vicki Sufian is Senior Producer of “Missing Johnny” for
IOWA PREVENTING ABUSE CONFERENCE OCTOBER 19th, 2012 (Click Picture for
September 12th, 2012
September 5, 2012
It has been 30 long years since your were ripped away from your family
and everything you knew in life to be good. On the day you were
kidnapped, it was so difficult to believe such a thing could happen in a
quiet neighborhood. Nothing like this had happened in our community
I could only imagine what was happening to you, the terror, fear and
pain you endured. In the first days, thousands of people volunteered to
help us search for you. Each time a search party would come back and had
found nothing, I breathed a sigh of relief because perhaps it was a sign
you were still alive.
My prayers for you were that you would be found safe but until that time
God would be watching over you. Each night I prayed that some new idea
would come to me to try that would bring you back home. Every morning
there was something new to try, someone to reach who might help but in
my heart I knew each minute, hour of every day was time out of your
Within a short time TV shows wanted to hear your story, as the shows
would air, new leads were coming in to be worked. We hired a private
investigator to work full time, it was at that point we began to get
real answers. What we learned, no parent would want to know but we had
to face the truth of why children are kidnapped. At that time, I not
only missed you but the pain of now "knowing" what was happening was a
walking nightmare. What you have suffered, no child should ever have to
At times, I would remember you as a little boy and some of the things
you said and did. One time, you told me at 5 yrs. old that you wanted a
"blue castle cake for your birthday". I had no idea where you had seen
that type of cake. But eventually, I found it in a cookbook the exact
cake you described. Building the cake was a family project, you were so
happy when it was finished that you didn't want to eat it. You told me
you just wanted keep it forever.....
Every parent wants the best for their children and it breaks my heart to
know that your innocence and childhood were robbed from you ... I wish
you could be as happy as you were in this photo.
A short time after you were kidnapped, a neighbor lady called me and
said " I would like to tell you what a fine boy you raised. Johnny
helped my six year old son. One night after school some bullies were
beating up my son and smashed his lunchbox, Johnny ran to help, he
jumped in tossing each of the bullies onto the ground, telling them to
get lost... they ran like the wind. Johnny then walked my little boy
home. I just thought you should know what a kind boy you raised. "
Johnny, you came back home and never mentioned the "good deed " you had
done that day by helping the other little boy. It was very touching to
hear, somehow it made me feel as though you were not so far away.
As years passed, we received valuable information that you were possibly
still alive. Other victims contacted us, we had more pieces to place in
this giant puzzle. Then came a real break, information that you were
alive and had escaped reached us. You are grown now and do not
look like the little boy who was kidnapped, so you can "hide in plain
sight" and live. Even though that means it isn't possible for a normal
family life, you are safe. That information surfaced a number of years
ago, my hope is that you are still alive today.
It has been a very long 30 years and no one knows that better than you.
I am proud of you, Johnny and hope you are able to see this message.
I love you,
STATE OF IOWA STATEMENT ON TV REGARDING A COLD CASE TASK FORCE
October 15, 2011
This week it was announced through the media that
the State of Iowa was discontinuing the "Cold Case Task Force" in Polk
County. During the news report on NBC, they sited Johnny Gosch's
kidnapping as well as a few other cases.
It was reported they did not have the money for the Task Force to
continue to investigate these cases..Well
it is news to me and the Johnny Gosch Foundation that there was a
Cold Case Task Force in Polk County. No one had ever contacted me or the
Johnny Gosch Foundation regarding the case or any involvement of the
Task Force. I would suspect no one ever talked to the Martins or
the Allen's concerning their kidnapped boys either. The West
Des Moines Police and FBI have done precious little since the case began
but absolutely nothing in the past 14 years.
would have been more professional if they had at least sent some type of
notice to the families of the victims. Instead of them
learning of this Task Force being shut down on a TV News Program.
Could this just be another way of closing these kidnap cases forever so
that it would seem as though "it never happened here"??????
That would be my guess, since the WDMPD have hounded me for my DNA for
the past two years and I declined to give it to them. We know they
would have used the DNA to claim some body in a morgue somewhere in the
country, saying it was Johnny and closing the case. I was advised
by my attorney to decline to give my DNA to anyone.
Earlier in the year when a corpse was suspected to be Johnny in
Colorado, the medical examiner called me and said the WDMPD had sent
Johnny's dental records. She also told that the "WDMPD were pressuring
her to say it was Johnny's body".
The examiner then stated that in the dental records there was a "tooth
restoration" (filling) in a certain tooth. I replied "your corpse is not
Johnny, he had a tooth restoration but in a different tooth".
There was dead silence on the phone and the medical examiner
finally said " oh so you have seen the dental records then"???
I replied " oh yes I have a set of them and know for certain your
corpse is not Johnny. So you should be asking yourself why would the
WDMPD try to pressure you to say it is Johnny when they know full well
it is not"?
Following that phone call, Jim Rothstein, retired New York Police
Detective contacted the medical examiner and explained what has been
going on in the Des Moines area concerning the cover up on the three
This is just a portion of the latest activity on this 29 year old
June 27, 2011
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Set in Philadelphia, West Des Moines, and Denver. Beth delves into three
cold missing person's cases--a couple who vanished from the streets of
downtown Philly, a teenage paperboy who became the first milk carton
kid, and a little girl who loses her life but leaves behind a legacy of
NANCY DIS-GRACE SHOW
March 19, 2011
The Johnny Gosch Story (Continued)
"Nancy Dis-Grace and her collection of foul mouthed
panel of idiot experts owe NOREEN GOSCH A PUBLIC APOLOGY for the
attack upon her character during a recent TV show about her son
Enclosed is the name of the producer of the show who
originally called Noreen making insulting comments. If anyone
reading this feels inclined to drop her a note I am sure she will
appreciate hearing from the public. Letters to Nancy
Grace can be sent directly through CNN's webpage.
Massive Arrests Made in Internet Pedophile Ring
1,000,000 children reported missing every year...in America Hundreds
of thousands of children enslaved into prostitution....in America
The following report only addresses the latest exposure and arrests.
Hundreds of children set free.
(last day or two) I wrote a release about the evil nature of
pornography and how it degenerates leading to the potential and real
sexual exploitation of children, and women.
Amazing Timing: I
just received a news story about the recent breakup and arrests
of an international pedophile ring. This appears to present a
good example of the information I presented in my last release
entitled "The Evil Dynamic to Pornography" leading to active
deviance. including some 70,000 members, tens of thousands
of images and films of children being abused. Over 230
children were rescued.
Arrest and Rescue: "...
Europol said in a statement that "Operation Rescue" had
identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries
had been taken to safety." MSNBC.COM How many more are there?
How vast is this demonically inspired/influenced perversion of
possession, addiction and abuse? Where are
they getting the children? Many of those arrested come from
prominent/professional positions in their community. Moral
depravity defies demographic description. Vast amounts of images and
films were taken as evidence. When you read the article of how
the site operated you can see the progression of degeneration. The
article link is below.
Noreen Gosch and the Discovery: Years ago one of
our regular PreventingAbuseConference speakers, Noreen Gosch,
mother of kidnapping victim Johnny Gosch discovered her son was
abducted by a national pedophile ring (30 years ago). A few years
back she uncovered a massive Internet pornography network resulting
in hundreds of arrests. Below is a statement from her:
"Human trafficking is fanned by the flames of
"pornography". The internet has made it easy for these
perverted individuals to view [pornography] .... all types and soon
that isn't enough to achieve their thrills, they must move on to
something else which is often violating a child. Addiction to
[pornography] is the breeding ground for "human trafficking, murder
and torture of young innocent victims."
Noreen Gosch, 3-17-11
Do You Remember?
Remember the discovery of government officials from the
SEC and Pentagon accessing pornography? This presented
national security concerns. Could this recent Internet
pedophile ring lead to national security threats?
How Many More Are
There: Here's my question: How many more sites are operating?
How many more women and children are victimized? Nearly
1,000,000 children reported missing every year. Child
pornography is the fastest growing on the Internet. Where are
they getting the children? Hundreds of thousands of children
trapped into prostitution...in America.
The Spiritual Dynamic to
Sexual Exploitation: When a person is sexually exploited they
experience the ongoing tearing and destroying of the mind, body and
soul. To deal with the torment, many victims fall into mental
compartmentalization i.e. multipersonality disorders schizophrenia).
The Evil of Perpetrators: Perpetrators of child and
women sexual exploitation are not necessarily just afflicted with a
messed up gene. These people are diabolically evil.
Consider this: To victimize a woman or child that person(s)
have to formulate the evil plan to capture the victim, over the
cries and continual cry of torment they continue the victimization
(some 30 times a day!!!) and yet some are murdered. Jesus said the
evil one seeks to take life.
Yet, Jesus came to give life.
What We Can Do: We need to put pressure on the Justice
Department to prosecute obscenity crimes, impact our culture to
return to moral values that help protect children.
Support movies and media programming promoting sound moral values
and elect government officials who support those timeless values.
Stay in Touch: Stay tuned as we are about to announce our next
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greatly appreciated. Through our conferences and work we are helping
to stop the exploitation of the most innocent.
Tony Nassif President/Founder
ABOUT TONY NASSIF Mr. Nassif is the founder and
president of the Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation and the
PreventingAbuseConferences. He has appeared on
numerous broadcast media programs nationally and internationally
including Trinity Broadcasting, Today's Issue from American
Family Association, Focus on the Family, VOICE of AMERICA, FOX NEWS
and many more. He also speaks to many and numerous groups and
churches on public policy as well as human trafficking, etc.
To arrange a speaking engagement please email
NANCY DIS-GRACE SHOW
March 3, 2011
The Johnny Gosch Story
I must admit it has been a long time since I have seen such
a "dog and pony show" as that which I witnessed last night on the
Nancy Grace program. I know that when they called Jim Rothstein,
retired New York City Police Detective (who has been working on
Johnny's case for over 12 years) to be on the show, they said " do
you think Noreen would still come on the show if we called her". Jim
said "no, she wouldn't". I declined to do this show based on
previous shows I had viewed by Nancy Grace, she is a very caustic,
angry and bitter woman who attacks most all of her guests for no
apparent reason. I have worked too hard for nearly 30 years to
jeopardize this case by doing a TV show such as Nancy Grace.
In their attempt to tell Johnny Gosch's story they failed in so many
areas and left the viewing audience with half truths or is that half
lies. I find impossible to believe that the West Des Moines Police
would have given the "entire case file on Johnny's case" to CNN to
read. Yet the show host stated " the police did a lot on this case
because I have read the entire file". The West Des Moines Police
would have only sent "what they wanted the show to see".
As they talked about Paul Bonacci, discrediting him, they failed to
mention that in court in February 1999, Federal Judge Urbom asked
Bonacci to tell all the details of the Johnny Gosch kidnapping.
Bonacci did so.... at the end of the proceedings, Judge Urbom ruled
that "PAUL BONACCI WAS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE JOHNNY GOSCH
KIDNAPPING". Yet as the show continued the host stated "Police have
never been able to confirm that Bonacci was involved in Johnny's
kidnapping". THE WEST DES MOINES POLICE DID NOT EVER QUESTION PAUL
BONACCI ABOUT THE JOHNNY GOSCH KIDNAPPING, SO HOW COULD THEY PROVE
OR DISPROVE ANYTHING. They failed to report that Bonacci had not
About The phone calls which came to our home, again the show host
failed to tell the audience that there was another person at my home
and took the calls with me (we had two phones). They also knew
Johnny and his voice. Yet the show host delighted in saying that I
"imagined it". Good lord I have seen better drama at a high school
The show was aimed at one goal to attack and try to discredit me.
Jim Rothstein did an amazing job of voicing the facts on the case
when they allowed him enough air time to do so. It is very clear
that the staff on the show as well as Nancy Grace herself are not
well versed in this type of kidnapping. Nor did they take into
account that there are two other unsolved kidnappings in Des
Moines.... Eugene Martin and Marc Allen.
Now for your panel of so called experts. What a joke. Who was that
bird that stated " there are so many runaway's that there is no need
to kidnap kids" or words to that effect???? If that were true then
why are there so many kidnapped children and why would there be a
need for Nancy Grace to be doing shows on this subject? Seems like
an "oxy moron" to me .... Heavy on the MORON.
The psychologist appeared to be "in the bag" on the show.
Interesting that she seems capable of diagnosing a person whom she
has never met. I laughed out loud when I heard her say that "Noreen
had suffered depression and wanted to believe all these things
happened". I have never suffered from any condition at all. I could
see from the beginning how this case was being handled so someone
had to do something and it was me. I started the private
investigation by hiring a P.I. within a few short weeks after the
kidnapping and the rest is history.
When I told the police chief I was going to hire a P.I., he began
yelling and screaming telling me I was not allowed to hire anyone.
The police chief had a great deal to hide. When the private
detectives started on the job the first day. The WDMPD arrested them
in an act of protest. Unbelievable are the things this police chief
did to try and stop my private investigation. However, none of that
saw air time last night did it? The former police chief was relieved
of his duties several months after Johnny's kidnapping. He had a
history of being drunk on the job and prior to Johnny's kidnapping,
21 of his own staff filed a protest against him. So this was not a
smooth operating police department at the time of Johnny's
During the period of time before the Franklin Scandal was exposed,
there were parties involving minors, attended by that police chief.
No wonder he was trying to stop Johnny's investigation. Shortly
after he left office, he was arrested at Target for shop lifting a
number of items. There were big headlines in the newspaper here
following that arrest.
As Jim Rothstein stated on the show " he based his statements on
experience". However, each time Jim stated the facts that actually
happened, they quickly changed to the next subject of attack against
me. I doubt that any of the so called panel of experts ever worked
on a kidnapping case, except for Mark Klaas, who's daughter was
kidnapped and murdered. I wonder if Mark Klaas was the guest on the
show if he would have been treated in the same accusatory manner.
Johnny's case is very different than most other cases.
October 15, 2010
WE HAVE NOW IDENTIFIED THE MAN IN
THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND KNOW WHAT HE HAS DONE. IF ANYONE HAS
INFORMATION ON "DELTA" PLEASE CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17, 2010
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NOREEN GOSH
May 21, 2010
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
It has come to my attention that there is an effort underway
to "expose" my son, Johnny and force him out of his present
location. I am NOT involved in this and do not approve. I think it
is dangerous to not only him but to others.
I am releasing this statement so my son, Johnny and others,
will know that I am not a part of this plan. Nor will I give my
"DNA" or other requested information to those who are involved. By
no means is this an admission that I'm giving up on seeing Johnny
again but right now his safety as well as the safety of others is a
prime concern. I will not be a part of jeopardizing their safety.
The continued support and efforts of all those that have came
forward over the years has been very significant in getting me to
where we are today and I look forward to your continued support and
ANOTHER RECENT PICTURE OF JOHNNY GOSCH AFTER
HE WAS KIDNAPPED
May 6, 2010
HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY JOHNNY GOSCH
November 12 - Every Year
Johnny, Do you remember when you asked me to make this cake for you?
You had seen a picture of it in a cookbook and thought a "blue
castle cake" would be neat. We went to the store and bought all the
items and built this cake together. You loved it so much you didn't
want to ever cut it and eat it. You were 5 years old in this photo.
I hope you have a Happy Birthday, where ever you are living.
December 17, 2008 - Adam Walsh Case
I am very happy to hear of the recent resolution on Adam
Walsh's case. I understand how frustrating it is for parents of a
missing child to not have closure. John Walsh has been very vocal
about the mistakes made in the investigation by the Hollywood, Fl.
Police Dept. In the end, they decided to review the evidence in the
case and determined that Ottis Toole was indeed guilty of murdering
I urge the police in West Des Moines and Des Moines Iowa to do the
same. To review all the evidence on the following cases and work
together to bring resolution:
Johnny Gosch kidnapped 9/5/82
Eugene Martin kidnapped 8/84
Marc Allen kidnapped 3/86.
These three boys were all close to the same age and kidnapped from
the Des Moines/West Des Moines , Iowa area. To date there has been
no resolution on any of the cases by authorities. Why?
Noreen N. Gosch
July 12, 2008 - NEW INFORMATION!
I have had the following composite drawing
for some time and am releasing it now due to new information on
Johnny's case. You will see one photo/composite is from 1982 the
second is the same man approximately 10 years later. There is
further information concerning this man which will be released at a
second man involved in the kidnapping of Johnny Gosch, Sept. 5th,
1982. His name is Tony... He followed Johnny down the street shot
Johnny with a stun gun and after he dropped to the ground, grabbed
Johnny and threw him in the back seat of the kidnap car. The dark
areas on his cheeks are "severe pock marks from acne scarring". This
has been consistent in the description given by all witness's.
is a updated version of Tony approximately ten years after Johnny's
kidnapping, showing him with a different hairstyle. He is wanted in
at least 4 other kidnappings and the children have never been found.
The dark areas on his cheeks are "severe pock marks from acne
scarring". This has been consistent in the description given by all
July 3, 2008
Noreen Comments to follow....but this is a
series of videos newly released to Noreen from the same courageous
young man listed in the report below....the whole video is around 27
minutes while this man walks around Omaha...we broke it up into
3 segments because of You Tube current time length limits...
June 22-24, 2008
Please take time
to look at these links.... the first two are short videos which
will amaze you. The information is all about the Franklin
Scandal which took place in Omaha Nebraska. A very courageous
young man is bring out the information that happened to him.
Some Message Boards Spreading Lot
of Incorrect Information
There seems to be someone on a message board who
is spreading a lot of incorrect information and saying they are
direct quotes from me. I have never talked to this person
so I do need to post this information to more or less stop this
February 14, 2008
Most Recent Photo of Johnny Gosch
I received this photo recently, it is like so
many others, as Johnny appears bound and gagged once again.
However, this photo has something very significant in the
background. It is a laundry bag from a "camp". The photo was
taken in the early 1980's not long after my son was kidnapped.
This photo appeared on a Russian Pedophile Website around
Thanksgiving 2007 and sent to me a short time later. Someone has
had it in their possession/collection for a very long time.
If there are viewers of my website who are
familiar with this camp, please email me at:
JGoschFoundation@aol.com I would appreciate any information you
may have to share. I have obtained many photos of my son, as
well as other boys which were taken in this same room.
Apparently this location was used for some activities with
September 05, 2007
Johnny Gosch: 25 Years of Heart Break and Service
It's a story that catapulted Iowa into the national spotlight, changed state law and continues to draw awareness to human trafficking. It's a recurring nightmare for parents across the nation... and a living nightmare for Noreen Gosch that has unwillingly launched her into a life of public service.
On this day 25 years ago, Johnny Gosch left his home to work his Des Moines Register paper route. What happened after that has been the subject of speculation. According to Noreen Gosch, two men approached him, he was thrown into a vehicle and kidnapped.
"Last September I received a packet of photographs," Gosch said during an abuse prevention conference in Cedar Rapids. The image of a young boy, hog-tied and wearing only his underpants and socks illuminated the wall beside her. "This is my son Johnny near the time when he was kidnapped. His is still 12-years-old in this picture."
Gasps and sobs filled the hotel conference room on that day in May, but Gosch stood in quiet testimony to what she believed happened to her son 25 years ago.
"I knew immediately it was my son and it has also been confirmed by forensic specialists at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who have examined and compared [the photos] with existing pictures I had," she said.
West Des Moines police are no longer tracking the origin of the photos, reports the Register. They stopped after a Florida investigator said the photos stemmed from a case he investigated prior to Johnny's disappearance.
Early this morning, Gosch wrote a personal note to her son on the website she created in his honor.
"You are loved and missed by all of your family," she wrote. "It is important for you to know that we have tried everything possible to bring resolution to your case, to make it safe for you to live your life. All of the information which we have researched and collected has been given to the FBI, it is in their hands now... If nothing is done then we will all know that they did not go forward with it.
"My hope is that the latest report saying you are still alive is true and that one day we will be able to see each other again."
She also posted a list of the things she knows 25 years after her son was kidnapped. She begins the list with noting how it all feels "like it was yesterday."
Gosch believes her son was taken for the purpose of satisfying pedophiles, that he was sold into a human trafficking network. She's had reports that he is alive and living in fear his life will be ended by those who wish to silence his knowledge of the trafficking network. And, of course, that the photos sent to her last fall are of her son and were taken shortly after he was kidnapped.
A month after Johnny was taken, Noreen founded The Johnny Gosch Foundation and developed a program called "In Defense of Children." She has toured the nation, providing nearly 1,000 personal appearances on missing children, law enforcement, human trafficking and overall awareness. On July 1, 1984 a bill she authored -- the Johnny Gosch Bill -- was passed into Iowa law. It mandates immediate police involvement when a child is missing. It has since been adopted by eight additional states.
That same year, she traveled to Washington, D.C. and testified before Congress as a part of hearings on organized crime. Her testimony led to death threats and also, in part, the eventual establishment of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was invited by Pres. Ronald Reagan to the opening and dedication of the center.
She has also worked on two documentaries, one for HBO and another for the State Department. Her story and Johnny's story was the focus of a book, "Why Johnny Can't Come Home" that originally published in 2000.
September 5, 2007
You are loved and missed by all of your family. It is important for you to know that we have tried everything possible to
bring resolution to your case, to make it safe for you to live your life. All of the information which we have researched and collected has
been given to the FBI, it is in their hands now.....
If nothing is done then we will all know that they did not go forward with it.
My hope is that the latest report saying you are still alive is true and that one day we will be able to see each other again.
FIVE YEARS LATER
September 5th, 2007 is the 25th anniversary of the
kidnapping of my son Johnny Gosch. It is amazing how such a
marking of time can many times still "feel like it was
was kidnapped on September 5th, 1982, while delivering his Des
Moines Register Sunday paper. There were a
number of witness's to the kidnapping who all saw the men and the
25 years.... This is what we now know:
Johnny was a victim of a human/child trafficking network.
He was taken for the purpose of satisfying pedophiles for a profit
for those who
Reports say he is still alive, living under another identity....
still fearing for his life after escaping from the network a
number of years ago.
Many changes and progress have taken place since the plight of
these missing children has been brought out to the public.
This happens only because of the continued work by the parents of
the missing and those who are
Photos sent to me ARE MY SON..... they have all been verified.
In addition to those photos I have received hundreds of other
photos of children, some featured with pedophiles but all bound
and gagged. Those photos have been given to the FBI and we
are in hopes they will do something.
The work continues on Johnny's case as there has not yet been any
want to thank all of the people who have assisted me during these
long 25 years. The list is so long, it is impossible to name
everyone but you all know who you are and what you have done to
contribute. I am most grateful.
June 18, 2007 - TODAY'S NEWS!
Britain, U.S. break up online pedophile ring
700 investigated; 31 children rescued as authorities shut global
Suffolk Police Constabulary via AP
Timothy David Martyn Cox, who was convicted
of possessing and distributing indecent images, ran an
Internet chat room that police in Britain infiltrated
as part of the pedophile operation.
Updated: 12:11 p.m. ET June 18, 2007
British police, aided by U.S. authorities, have smashed a global
Internet pedophile ring that broadcast live-streamed videos of
children being abused, investigating more than 700 suspects
worldwide and rescuing 31 children in a 10-month probe,
officials said Monday.
suspects are based in Britain, said the Child Exploitation and
Online Protection Center, a government agency. Of the 31
children, some only a few months old, more than 15 were in
Britain, the center said. British authorities would not give a
breakdown of where the other suspects or children came from, but
said more than half the suspects in Britain were already being
ring was traced to an Internet chat room called “Kids the
Light of Our Lives” that featured images of children being
subjected to horrific sexual abuse, including the streaming live
said they used surveillance tactics normally used against
terrorism suspects and drug traffickers to infiltrate the
pedophile ring at its highest level.
said the United States, Canada and Australia were Britain’s
main partners in the investigation, which involved agencies from
35 countries. The international investigation dated back to
August 2006 until the ringleader’s sentencing Monday.
tip from Canada The international probe began after Canadian
officials — conducting their own long-running pedophile
investigation — tipped off authorities in London about a
possible British link.
official said authorities there have arrested 24 Canadians and
rescued seven Canadian children since late 2005.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement joined the British-led
operation in December. U.S. officials declined to comment
because their investigation is continuing in at least 12 states.
unclear whether any of the rescued children had been reported
missing, but authorities said the investigation was not linked
to the widely publicized disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a
4-year-old British girl who vanished nearly two months ago in
police conducted online surveillance along with British police,
said Detective Sgt. Kim Scanlan of the Toronto police sex crimes
unit, who confirmed the Canadian arrests and rescues of children
that began before the British-led probe.
a good day’ “Every arrest we make we seize computers and
information, so there are a number of ongoing investigations,”
Scanlan said. “There’s just been great cooperation. It’s a
good day, but it’s one day out of many.”
police are investigating two men in connection with the breakup
of the ring, the country’s Federal Crime Office said.
The host of
the chat room, Timothy David Martyn Cox, 27, of Buxhall, who
used the online identity “Son of God,” admitted to nine
counts of possessing and distributing indecent images,
given an indeterminate jail sentence Monday at a court in
eastern England. That means he will remain in prison until
authorities determine he is no longer a threat to children.
verdict serves as a powerful warning to those using the Internet
to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children,” said Jim
Gamble, the child protection center’s chief executive.
identified after intelligence linking the chat room to Britain
was passed on to the child protection center by Canadian
authorities in August 2006. The center is an agency under the
Home Office that is made up of officers with special experience
in tracking and prosecuting sex offenders.
had been a member of a U.S.-based online pedophile ring shut
down by U.S. authorities in March 2006, Gamble said.
of God’ The host of the “Kiddypics” and “Kiddyvids”
site in the earlier case adopted the username “G.O.D.,” and
Cox’s online identity “Son of God” was believed to be a
reference. It was not immediately clear whether the ongoing U.S.
investigation also involved that earlier site.
Cox’s arrest on Sept. 28, 2006, British, Canadian and
Australian authorities were able to infiltrate the chat room and
collect evidence on the other members. Officers posed as
contributors and even pretended to be Cox, running the chat room
for 10 days.
At no point
did officers distribute illegal images.
teams examining Cox’s computer found 75,960 indecent and
explicit images in addition to evidence that he had supplied
11,491 images to other site users.
described as Cox’s lieutenant, Gordon Mackintosh, tried to
resurrect the chat room in January. Authorities in Britain,
Canada, Australia and the U.S. again infiltrated the operation.
Mackintosh’s arrest in January, authorities assumed his
identity online and ran the chat room for three days while
collecting information on offenders who traded images.
33, has pleaded guilty to 27 charges of making, possessing and
distributing indecent images and videos. He is awaiting
(AFP) - A woman in China suspected of being involved in the
trafficking of 118 baby girls has been arrested after four
years on the run, state press reported Tuesday.
believed to be aged in her 60s, had been a fugitive since the
trafficking ring was busted in 2003 but was arrested in a
village in central China's Henan province on June 15, the Beijing
Times reported. Ji was suspected of having been involved
in buying trafficked babies from southern China's Guangxi
region, the report said.
arrest of the ringleaders of the gang exposed a network of
trafficking in baby girls that spread from Guangxi to Henan,
Anhui and Hubei provinces in central and eastern China, the
report said. The case broke when police found 28 drugged
and tied-up baby girls -- none over three months old -- in
bags on board a bus bound for northern cities. One of the
babies died while being smuggled, reports at the time said.
2004, 54 people from Yulin city in Guangxi region were
convicted of trafficking 118 girls between 2001 and 2003.
Two people from Yulin were sentenced to death over that case
and more than 100 outside Guangxi were convicted, of whom at
least one was executed, state press reports at the time said.
The case has
been linked to China's "one child" family planning
policy that has sharpened traditional values preferring boys
over girls and leading to many mothers selling or giving away
their baby daughters in the hopes of later having a son.
Many defendants in the case refused to admit wrongdoing,
insisting they were providing a humanitarian service as many
of the trafficked girls went to childless couples in cities,
earlier press reports on the scandal said.
June 18, 2007 - TODAY'S NEWS!
Police Infiltrate Pedophile Ring, Arrest 700
More Than Two Dozen Children Rescued
Use this to pin up a ribbon or flowers for a missing child anywhere
the world. Our goal is to get as many ribbons up as possible. Please
take the above link and pass it around to as many places as you can,
lets all offer our wishes and prayers to those still missing.
May 7, 2007
May 5, 2007
CYBER TIP NOW OPERATION FIND A CHILD
This is a website that was developed by a young man in Florida. He
developed a database search for missing children. We have put this link
on our website. If you just click on the state and it will bring up all of the missing kids in that state. Very handy. He is also carrying stories/information about missing children.
Just click on the graphic.
UPDATE CONCERNING RECENT PHOTOS APPEARING ON MY WEBSITE
Thank you to those who provided the necessary information regarding the latest photos on my website. Your information is appreciated. Here is what we have learned!
These photos are frames from a video/movie which was made in another country... it is believed to be Poland. This film has many other frames which could not be shown due to their explicit and violent nature. Films which are made with consenting adults is another story, issue, subject or any word people choose to describe it. It is exploitation of a child which is the issue with this film. However, there are a some unanswered questions.
Why is this film being circulated on pedophile websites?
Why is this type of violence being done to a child on film?
Who is the boy they are using?
Some say the boy cooperated..... WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Would you want your child appearing in such a film for the pleasure of pedophiles to view on their websites?
Over the past five months, I have received hundreds of photos There photos are of my son Johnny included, but also many other children. The children in the photos are bound & gagged. Upon close investigation of these photos, we have seen the following:
The children's hands swollen, with a blue/purple color still with the ropes tightly on their wrists, cutting off their circulation.
Close ups of the children's faces with tears running down their faces.
Deep red marks on their faces made from the tight gags in their mouth.
Rope burns on their wrists and ankles.
Obvious staining of their clothing showing signs of the sexual abuse (sodomy) they had received.
The physical, sexual, emotional abuse to children is continuing at an alarming rate in our country and world. One aspect is .... Child/Human Trafficking. Some are making a profit off from showing this material.... using other peoples children. Everyone who reads this should be angry and concerned. If they did this to my son, Johnny age 12 when he was kidnapped ... they can do it to your child next. There is nothing preventing it.. This type of criminal knows the laws are weak and most likely they would not be caught. I take particular exception to this because one of the kids they kidnapped and used was my son ...... Johnny Gosch.
I received the following photos which are very disturbing but we are posting them on the website because there are adults in the photos and we are in hopes someone might recognize the men shown. If you do recognize them, please write to me at
I have been contacted by many
people who follow my website asking for me to post something
concerning the kidnapping of the two boys in Missouri. I
feel a great deal of compassion for both boys and their families
after what has happened to them. There is still a great
deal ahead for them concerning all of the legal issues but with
the support of their families they will go on to live healthy
James M. Rothstein, Ret. NYCPD
Detective is an expert in the field of investigation of
pedophile activity and crimes against children.
Mr. Rothstein has been investigating Johnny's case for over ten
years and has written a very comprehensive report on the
ORGANIZED PEDOPHILIA AND THE CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN,
which we no know as HUMAN TRAFFICKING. He is
sharing this report, it will shed light upon the issue
of missing and exploited children in all categories.
Throughout the report, you will see that some names have
been removed for legal reasons. Mr. Rothstein has also
proposed needed legislation which is included in the report.
CONFIDENTIAL REPORT ON ORGANIZED
PEDOPHILIA AND THE CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
JAMES M. ROTHSTEIN
RET. NYCPD DETECTIVE
On the streets of every city in America there are thousands of children, both boys and girls, selling themselves into prostitution. Almost nothing is done to discourage this. Some of these children are on their own, others are preyed upon by older children who exploit them. Surrounding and controlling these children, who have been manipulated and forced into utter physical, sexual, and emotional degradation in their daily lives, are their procurers and abusers who are even more depraved. It is these procurers and abusers who criminally and sexually exploit these children for commercial purposes: pornography, prostitution, extortion, blackmail, and human compromise; not to mention larceny, burglary, and other criminal activities.
Police make many arrests of child molesters and pedophiles who troll for children around bus terminals, arcades, and malls. Rarely are the exploiters, who operate telephone call services, pedophile exchanges, sex clubs, and pornography rings, arrested and successfully prosecuted.
Despite public concern, even outrage, little is done beyond expressions of outrage. Why is this? This certainly is not because there is a lack of information. Everyday there are reports of children who are abducted or disappear off the face of the earth, or so it seems to the families who lose their children, when in fact they become the victims of a society which is divided into five separate groups: family, homosexual, commercial, serial killers and occult.
FAMILY – Within the family group you have an inherited or given trust between the children and their elders. This group is made up of schools, institutions, religions, and step families. Because of the close relationships between the elders and the children, if child abuse or pedophilia occurs, they are difficult to uncover and corroborate. The schools, institutions, and religious sects become candy stores for the pedophile or child abuser. There are many documented cases of pedophilia and child abuse within the family group throughout the United States, such as the Clemons case in Florida and the McMartin case in California.
Children are placed or held in institutions because of physical, mental, correctional or family problems. In the early 1970’s, numerous children were taken from a Chicago institution and sent to Texas, to another institution where they were then used for sexual purposes. (name deleted) of the Illinois State Police investigated this case and stopped the practice.
Within the religious group an unprecedented number of cases are coming to light, such as the Porter case in Massachusetts. Father Porter violated numerous altar boys over a span of twenty-five years in various parishes in Massachusetts. When accusations are made against a Roman Catholic priest, the priests are transferred to another parish, diocese or religious institution and are allowed to continue their perverse habit without interference from the law.
St. Johns Abbey of the Benedictine Order, in Collegeville, Minnesota, is a classic example of how the Catholic Church covers up child abuse in the Church. Over a 30 year period of time there were hundreds of abuse cases and suicides related to the abuse. In 2002, Josh Guimond, a student at St. Johns, disappeared in the middle of the night under suspicious circumstances. The investigation that followed was a coverup and anyone who dared look into the case was harassed. The Abbot, John Klassen, admitted that there were at least 13 pedophile priests at the Abbey. Yet, there were no arrests or prosecutions by either local, state, or federal authorities over this 30 year period of time. A sophomore at Albany High School, in Albany, Minnesota, asks, “Why is St. Johns above the law?” The local and state media keep their reports of the abuse which has occurred there to a bare minimum, and then only publishes these reports after they have appeared in the national media. Why?
The Porter case and others at the time brought to light a new investigative technique which has been referred to as repressed or recovered memory. This psychological tool has been used in a number of cases prosecuting pedophiles and child abusers. This novel approach has not yet been proven to be scientifically valid. When this method is used without additional objective and corroborating evidence, wrongful accusations and prosecutions can result. This problem is well documented in an article written by Lawrence Wright in the May 24, 1993, edition of New Yorker Magazine. In this article, Mr. Wright describes how, in some cases, after additional research was done, this “recovered memory” method was shown to be flawed, causing those cases to fall apart and resulting in the needless and unwarranted destruction of the family.
As heinous as these crimes of sexual exploitation of children are, an over zealous uninformed law enforcement agency or prosecutor, who uses less than scientific investigative methods to conduct a “witch hunt,” can wreak havoc on our society. Abusive, unwarranted prosecutions based on unscientific and improper investigative methods used by police and prosecutors do not help to provide any real solution to this problem of the criminal sexual exploitation of children. Rather, they consume valuable and very limited resources and help allow many offenders to continue their crimes against children un-abated. This novel approach “recovered memory” is an interesting new method, but it must be closely monitored until it is an exact science, and there must be additional corroboration with its use in any prosecution.
HOMOSEXUAL – For the purpose of this report, the true homosexual pedophile is distinct from the more violent serial killers described later. The homosexual believes he is not hurting the child, but is in fact offering him a better life style. The child is given all the worldly possessions they desire and are told that their parents do not want him. This is a common and effective ploy used to keep the child. After the child has been in the clutches of the pedophile community for more than seventy-two hours, that child is generally lost to society. The child’s fear of parents and friends finding out about the degradation in which that child has been involved, keeps that child from leaving.
A notorious homosexual pedophile and procurer, Ben Rose, is a classic example of the mentality observed in this group. Ben Rose was arrested after an investigation by the New York Police Department at his residence on St. Mark’s Place in New York City during the summer of 1972. At the time of the arrest, he had in his possession three young boy ages 14-15 years, who had been transported by him from Baltimore to New York City for the specific purpose of sexual exploitation. Upon his arrest, he agreed to cooperate with the New York City Police Department and an investigation was begun under the code name GAFF. This investigation uncovered the commercial part of pedophilia and child abuse.
COMMERCIAL – The commercial group includes child pornography, prostitution, pimping, extortion, and human intelligence. Child pornography, prostitution, and pimping are well organized and promoted throughout the pedophile community. Because of Ben Rose’s cooperation with investigators, many of the rumors and information under investigation were verified. He informed the New York City Detectives that in November of 1971, three boys, ages 14-15 years, were sexually abused and then murdered in his apartment on East 64th Street in New York City by three men he identified as Dr. (name deleted) (a surgeon), (name deleted) (OPEC), and (name deleted) (CIA). The bodies were then transported to Connecticut by car and then buried on a farm. Under the GAFF investigation these murders were to be assigned to other investigators in the New York City Police Department, but then disappeared in the hierarchy of the Department.
A second investigation conducted in the mid 1970’s, by the Police Department during which thirteen homicides, plus the murder of these 14-15 year old boys at Ben Rose’s apartment, were investigated under the code name OPERATION TOGETHER. This investigation was under the command of Deputy Inspector John Colin. At a critical point in the investigation, it was stopped. Inspector Colin was demoted and forced into retirement.
The third investigation was done by the New York State Select Committee on Crime. This Committee served subpoenas on both (name deleted) and (name deleted). When (name deleted) was served with the subpoena and questioned by the detectives, he informed them that because he worked for the CIA, the subpoena would be quashed, invoking National Security. He was correct, because before the detectives returned to their offices, the subpoena was withdrawn. One wonders what part of the National Security Act allows the murder of children.
(name deleted) was also served, questioned, and appeared at the committee’s offices. He did not testify. As in all cases of this magnitude, the attorney who represented these politically connected pedophiles was Enid Gerling of New York, who also represented both (names deleted).
Enid Gerling stated at that time that the investigation was on the right track and should not stop. In conversations with Gerling over the past number of years, she has often stated that she owes these individuals no allegiance and would gladly give them up.
During the investigation by the New York State Select Committee on Crime, information was received that Roy Cohn (famed attorney who represented Senator Joe McCarthy at the notorious McCarthy Hearings) helped in covering up the murder and the disposal of the bodies. When Cohn was questioned about the murder of the three 14-15 year old boys at Ben Rose’s apartment, he stated that he was aware of what had happened, but would comment no further. Information at that time was that Cohn was often used to compromise people and, if situations such as those described by Rose occurred, Cohn would take care of them.
Rose also supplied information as to the methamphetamine sales in juice bars owned by organized crime. These bars were meeting places for children, pedophiles, and various pedophile rings. The investigation into this activity was again buried in the hierarchy of the Police Department and not investigated. As a direct result of this investigation, Police Officer Richard Johnson of the New York City Police Department, a primary investigator, became the subject of a bombing of his residence. Recent information is that the contract was ordered by someone inside the New York City Police Department. This case is unsolved and the cover up continues to this day.
In the summer of 1966, at 301 West 45 Street, one of the most notorious procurers of children, Willie Dunn, was caught with eight young boys in his apartment. These boys ranged in age from 14-17 years. The boys were let go and Dunn was sent on his way based on the faulty premise asserted by the police department hierarchy that no crime had been directly observed. Over the years Dunn perfected his ways of procuring children to the point where he traveled the United States in a Winnebago Motor Home kidnapping, picking up, and transporting children to pedophiles wherever they were needed.
In 1977-78, Willie Dunn was on trial in Norfolk, Virginia, by federal authorities for charges stemming from a stolen check fraud. In US vs Dunn, in Norfolk Federal Court, Dunn, acting as his own attorney, was able to tell the court that he was in fact a victim because of the Bronfman kidnapping. The case was covered for the media by Penciak of the Associated Press and when the story was given to the New York Press, it only ran in the first edition.
Another investigation led to a major supplier of children to pedophiles throughout the United States. In 1977, information was obtained from a high level informant, Dale Smith aka Dale St-Clair, who was in the child prostitution business. Dale Smith had inside information that a Paul Abrams was a procurer with connections to other procurers. They had stables with substantial stocks of flesh available. Abrams catered to the so-called elite, influential, and wealthy of our society. With Dale Smith’s information, evidence was developed for a wiretap order. When the District Attorney, (name deleted) of New York, was approached for a wiretap order, he refused, knowing full well that it would expose many prominent people as pedophiles. On November 28, 1977, Paul Abrams’ operation at 230 Central Park West in New York City, was raided by the New York City Police Department. The New York Daily News, at the time, stated hundreds and hundreds of names were found in the raid. These actions prevented a full scale investigation, which is always the case.
During the summer of 1967, a well organized movement of prostitutes into New York City by pimps throughout the United States was observed. Young girls were shipped back and forth across the country as they were needed. The core cities were Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Columbus, Ohio, with most major cities in the United States used as sales outlets. New York City Detectives were able to establish a liaison with Minneapolis and Columbus. Information was exchanged and a pattern developed. In the mid 1970’s, members of the New York City Police Department were able to convince investigators of the IRS and agents from the FBI to join the investigation. A joint investigation was launched and eleven of the top twelve pimps were convicted of various crimes, virtually breaking the back of the organization. Prostitution is not a victimless crime. The victim is the prostitute.
The intelligence obtained over this period of time made it possible to locate missing girls from across the United States, who had fallen into prostitution, to be located in a matter of days either dead or alive. After the cases were completed, the FBI agents were given different assignments.
In 1976-77, the New York State Select Committee on Crime conducted hearings on prostitution. Testimony was given by a number of prostitutes from around the United States describing their activities. A film was produced by Brian Kelly which graphically describes how these children were abused and murdered.
The hierarchy of the New York City Police Department refused to cooperate with the investigation and hearings, in fact, harassed the detectives assigned to the investigation.
HUMAN INTELLIGENCE – is a fancy way of describing how the Intelligence Community uses children to compromise anybody they deem necessary. Extortion and human intelligence often are byproducts of pornography and prostitution. In 1992, after two hours of conversation with Michael Ricconiscutto (who has admitted a long involvement with (names deleted), and other covert operations) concerning the types of operations he had been involved in during his lifetime, it became apparent that he had become involved at a very young age. When asked, he stated that at the age of 13, while visiting Chile with members of the Chilean Council, he was recruited by (name deleted) of the CIA. At this point Ricconiscutto was asked if he had been in fact become a “chicken”, a term used by pedophiles to represent the children they prey on. He stated “Yes, and that he had also been trained in the fine art of human intelligence.”
The Catholic Church has become a victim of compromise. At the end of WWII, James “Jesus” Angelton, of the OSS-CIA, was able to compromise the Vatican and thereby allow what was known as “ODESSA” to get a foothold into the Vatican. Years later Bishop Hnilica helped the KGB to exert their influence on the Vatican. After these two influences were in place, they were able to expand on a weakness in the church, PEDOPHILIA. This led to the scandal that has been exposed in the Catholic Church, which is only the tip of the iceberg. For instance, from the days of Cardinal Spellman (nicknamed “NELLIE”, a known pedophile) in New York City to the present, no scandals have been made public. There is no way that these hidden scandals will be made public as long as (name deleted) or someone like him is the District Attorney in New York City. Any District Attorney or Prosecutor who routinely covers up these crimes against children by politically connected pedophiles, assures these crimes against children will remain hidden from the public.
SERIAL KILLERS – This group consists of individuals who are sadistic in attaining their sexual pleasures. These individuals usually live in their own world and are by far the most dangerous and difficult to identify. Within this group the victims are generally tortured, mutilated, and sexually abused. These offenders tend to be loners and their crimes often occur in different police jurisdictions. This alone makes it difficult for law enforcement to establish links and patterns between their crimes, thus limiting the effectiveness of their investigations. In many cases these perpetrators will move from town to town or state to state to avoid discovery and prosecution. Often they go undetected because law enforcement is so localized. The case histories of two notorious serial killers, Ted Bundy and Geoffrey Dahmer, leave no doubt that law enforcement is ill equipped to deal with these types of serial killers. In both cases, officers failed to recognize clues that could have curtailed these killings at earlier stages of the investigations.
OCCULT – Satanic worship, with its many subculture groups, usually revolves around secret societies comprised of individuals who worship Satan or some other god to which they offer sacrifices. These sacrifices may be animal or human.
In Aroostook County, Maine, in late 1988, two Catholic parish priests were approached by a parishioner who stated that persons known to her wanted to sacrifice her young baby. The priests, shocked by this revelation, discussed the matter among themselves and, at the time of the child’s baptism, footprinted the baby. They stated that this was done so that if at any time the child disappeared or died, a record would be on file for the authorities.
In Matamores, Mexico, a young American college student was abducted from the streets and sacrificed in a satanic ritual. This particular ritual had been described to New York Detectives by Maria Lazo, a high priestess in the occult, during Operation Together.
In his book The Ultimate Evil, respected author Maury Terry wrote about the “Son of Sam” killings in New York City. At the time of David Berkowitz’s arrest, the official line of the New York Police Department was that Son of Sam had acted alone in the murders.
In his subsequent investigation, Maury Terry discovered that these “Son of Sam” killings were, in fact, satanic ritual killings. During Berkowitz’s imprisonment, after his conviction and sentencing, Maury Terry has had repeated interviews with him. During these interviews Berkowitz gave Maury Terry inside information about what was actually involved in these rituals and subsequent murders associated with them.
Ken Lanning, who was the spokesman for the FBI, has stated on many occasions that there are no documented cases of satanic murders. This is hard to believe, but the FBI has had a policy of not getting involved in the actual investigations and, therefore, relies on its information from reading other law enforcement reports. The FBI, under present mandates, does not have jurisdiction in many instances.
An incident in early 1980, may best illustrate the mentality of the FBI and its agents. An unnamed FBI agent met with retired New York City Detective James Rothstein and stated that he was about to be assigned to an investigation into the world of pedophilia. He asked just how far he could go with such an investigation, without suffering the consequences, such as being transferred to Montana. He was advised accordingly.
The information contained in this report is based upon hundreds of investigations and observations made by Detective Rothstein, between 1968 and 1980, as a Detective in the New York City Police Department. Thousands of interrogations and interviews were conducted with prostitutes, pimps, and pedophiles. Detective Rothstein has testified as an expert in both Federal and State Courts on prostitution, pimping, and pornography. Since his retirement in 1980, Detective Rothstein has remained active in following up on the investigations he started during his career with the New York City Department. As a result of this continued research of over twenty-five years, he has developed a national and international network of researchers and investigators who document the ongoing occurrence and extent of pedophilia and child abuse worldwide. This network has discovered a major increase in this criminal sexual exploitation of our children throughout the United States of America, and as well as for children worldwide in recent years. Through his ongoing research efforts and frequent communications with these other researchers, Detective Rothstein has noted the emergence of certain patterns and profiles associated with this serious and criminal sexual exploitation of our children.
In most investigations into pedophilia and child abuse, the investigators, federal and local, will initially do an honest and in-depth investigation, but when a certain level of progress is attained, the investigations are stopped or compromised. Again one asks the question, “Why is this?” To this date there is no high profile case that has ever been investigated to the fullest extent and then prosecuted in the court of the United States. Why? Three examples of this can be found in the following cases: a) The Finders – Florida and Washington D.C.; b) Franklin Coverup – Nebraska; c) St. Johns Abbey – Minnesota.
In segments of the family, homosexual, commercial, serial killer, and the occult, the pedophile and child abuser feel that they are above the law. They believe that because of their contacts, position in society, or the secrecy of their actions, if caught, they can use these connections to coverup their criminal activities. In most cases this is true and known throughout the pedophile subculture.
In April of 2005, information was received from a “source” who stated he had been a Field Analyst for the CIA. The “source” stated that, as a result of the Johnny Gosch kidnapping on September 5, 1982, he and 19 others were assigned to do an investigation to make sure that the CIA or a rogue element of the CIA was not involved in using children. The fear was that Foreign Intelligence operations would classify them as a bunch of pedophiles. The “source” stated he was selected because of “special qualifications” he had, which would allow him to penetrate this subculture.
Johnny Gosch was the first of three similar kidnappings that the “source” stated were conducted by the same group of kidnappers. All three victims were newspaper delivery boys. The second kidnapping was Eugene Martin. Gosch and Martin were from Des Moines, Iowa. The third intended victim was a local newspaper delivery boy from St. Joseph, Minnesota. When interviewed, he stated he was able to escape by slipping out of his coat and running. When this kidnapping failed, a second attempt was made and Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped. To this date, none of these crimes have been solved. Why?
The “source” stated that their investigation continued until 1989. The evidence uncovered during this investigation proved that 834 children were kidnapped and used by this subculture. This is only the tip of the iceberg of the depravity that was uncovered. The evidence was passed up to higher authorities in the Agency, where, as always, the hierarchy covered it up.
The most comprehensive and accurate book about an actual kidnapping and the usual cover up that occurs, was written by the mother of Johnny Gosch, Noreen N. Gosch, Why Johnny Can’t Come Home. The book is written by a courageous mother who refused to accept the usual coverup, lies, and failures of all law enforcement agencies and others who were involved in the nonexistent investigation of her son’s kidnapping.
The “names deleted” inserts were done to protect the guilty (sad to say) but are available.
MY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEEDED LEGISLATIONBi Partisan congressional investigation and Public Hearings
Hearings to be aired publicly
Special Prosecutor and Grand JuryAnyone invoking 5 amendment rights during the Congressional hearings would be put in front of the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury would also subpoena appropriate witnesses. The Grand Jury would return recommendations, findings and indictments.
Laws to be passed:
Any enforcement agency, agent, prosecutor, or any authority failing to act on pedophilia or the criminal use of children complaint by doing a complete investigation is guilty of a crime. (felony)
Any person, agency, or other entity who interferes, threatens, harasses, impedes, or in anyway compromises an investigation, prosecution, or witness in pedophile criminal case or criminal use of children case is guilty of a felony with mandatory 5 year prison sentence.
Anyone who uses children, for child porn, pedophilia, to compromise, extort or cause another person to do an unwilling act is guilty of a felony punishable by death. (life in prison, no parole)
Anyone who buys, sells, trades or in any way promotes, enables, or profits from pedophilia, human compromise, or the use of children in a criminal manner is guilty of a felony punishable by death. (life in prison, no parole)
These are the most recent photos of Johnny which were sent to me. We estimate they were all taken within the first few months after he was kidnapped. It further supports the information we have indicating Johnny was taken for the purpose of "human trafficking". Each time I look at photos of him in this situation, the sadness spreads over me as I realize over and over how much my son has endured at the hands of these people. Johnny is one of many children who have been used in this manner. How can any of them sleep at night for what they do to our children.......
There are fetish groups,
on yahoo and MSN, who appear to be obsessed with tying up young boys.
Perhaps some of the members of these groups are having second thoughts
about what the people behind the scenes do or are capable of serial
and obsessive photographing of boys tied up. These men, who are driven
by their unhealthy desires and fantasies trawl web sites such as Web
shots and steal any photo they can find of kids in tied up fun
situations (they do happen.) The parent innocently shares there photo
only to have the photo stolen by fetishists who often pose as young
adults or teens. They spend endless hours trawling Yahoo Images,
Google Images, etc for any photo they can find of a kid tied up,
handcuffed etc. Then they post them in public and private groups for
purposes they probably do not entirely comprehend themselves.
What is much worse
however is the serial photo's often taken by parents or much older
siblings, relatives or care-givers. In many cases we are also finding
children who have been kidnapped appearing on these web sites. Some of
the kids have been identified recently. These photos often eventually
become known on public pedophile fronts. This is an issue parents are
going to need to confront as a culture of tolerance and acceptance
appears to be occurring in regards to adults using children to pursue
their sexual fantasies. They see as "ONLY LOOKING" is not
a crime or sin.
Some members, of these
groups however, are beginning to see things for what they really
are.....a sick crime. They are opening their minds, not to the hidden
people saying this is ok, it is part of what you are, it is art of the
innocent aspect of your childhood. They are becoming savvy to the fact
that there are pedophiles lurking in these groups or those who would
benefit financially or otherwise. Some are now prepared to confront
the fact that the people they thought were their friends, may be, and
sometimes are, pedophiles. Many lies and half truths are told in
relation to these photos and they are now seeing what these kinds of
photos represent, or, what they wish them to represent. It is to these
people who do have some conscience, who are bothered by this .....that
I appeal for you to come forward, either anonymously, and make known
what information you may have. It is to the members of these groups, I
make this appeal.
Below this message are
two more photos I have received recently. The first photo is my son,
Johnny Gosch. The second photo is unidentified.
Noreen N. Gosch
UNIDENTIFIED BOY ... IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION
CONCERNING THIS BOY, PLEASE CONTACT THE
JOHNNY GOSCH FOUNDATION.
October 30, 2006, I received this third picture of my son Johnny
Who are these boys?
Why are they on a pedophile website?
If you any information about these
children, please call The National Center for Missing
and Exploited children at
From the day I posted the photo of
the three boys the following has taken place.
I received emails from people saying I
shouldn't have placed this photo on my website because it was
disturbing. Then shortly after the middle boy was
identified but no info could be released due to the parent not wanting
publicity. I received emails telling me "YOU HAD
BETTER POST WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS BOYS IDENTITY..... ASAP OR YOU
WILL LOSE ALL CREDIBILITY". In other words a
Approximately three weeks later, the
mother of the boy in the middle did reconsider and wanted to tell her
story. We placed a few paragraphs of information about
David Johnson on the site.
Since that date, I have received a
number of emails from people who seem to have issues concerning
Patricia Johnson Holm. I have received threatening email and
written attacks directed towards me.
My intent from the moment I
received the photos was to identify the photos of the boys, who were
found on a pedophile website, perhaps some people have
lost sight of that part of this tragedy. We have received more
photos of unidentified boys which have been turned over to the
National Center For Missing Children for comparison in their database
of missing children. Human trafficking is a huge problem,
nearly 100,000 children yearly are trafficked. It is still
my mission to continue protecting children and gaining information on
the hundreds of children who are unidentified to date.
If anyone has any issues concerning
Patricia or her son, it would be best if you contact her directly
as she would be better able to answer your questions.
Her email address is: email@example.com
Three weeks ago, we made contact with Patricia Johnson Holm, the mother of one of the boys in the photo which had been brought to my door. At that time she did not want additional publicity. Since that time she has seen the interview the Fla. Detective did with Fox TV/Greta Show and is shocked that the detective is again trying to discredit the photo and both of our sons. She has now reconsidered and is willing to share her story and the photo.
David Johnson is the boy in the middle in the photo of the three boys. The boy on the left is another boy from the Seattle area and the boy on the right is my son Johnny Gosch.
Here are the details of David Johnson.
Full name: David Leonard Johnson born May 2, 1972 at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA. Blond hair medium long, blue eyes, long dark eyelashes, healthy thin, long legged had an identifiable birth mark. But not going to indicate where, due to needing to use it for identification.
Approx. 5'5" at the time.
David was kidnapped 4/1/85 from 20426 Damson Rd., Lynnwood, WA. Terryle Lee Holm (David's stepfather) was supposed to be caring for David during the trip to James Allen Haugen Jr.'s Confirmation on Palm Sunday at Our Savior Lutheran in Tigard, Or. Terryle was instrumental in the situation that caused David to be punished and not allowed to go to his favorite Cousin's Confirmation.
David attended Hilltop Elementary right after we moved to Lynnwood. It was just across the street from 20426 Damson Rd. He attended until 6th grade, prior to going to the local middle school only for a short time, after that he attended Private school.
Here is Patricia's phone number:
The Johnny Gosch Foundation
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA
The detective from Florida has once again tried to convince the public that Johnny was not in the photo of the three boys, who were bound and gagged on a bed. We had this photo on my website for a time. Three weeks ago. we were contacted by the parents of two of the boys. We have verified that the children were missing /abducted and have removed that photo by request of the parents. We also have an eye witness who identified all three boys,(including Johnny) the communication was made possible by the attorney representing the witness.
From the moment I received the photos I stated that it was my intent to try and locate the parents to bring some peace to them. We have done that and we are now concentrating on resolving the origin of Johnny's photos. The other parents do not want further press coverage at this time in their lives so we are respecting their wishes.
Yesterday, the Greta show on Fox TV called me to discuss the current photos on my website of Johnny and the latest from the Florida detective. Greta show said "there is a different bedspread in one photo of Johnny than the other and that constituted a discrepancy." I did suggest that the young woman speaking to me, consult a dictionary and look up the word discrepancy. I then explained that pedophiles always take many photos of their victims, changing backgrounds, poses, clothing or not and buy/sell them just like people do with baseball cards. But there is certainly no discrepancy.
I declined to appear on Greta's show last night, I believe the intent was to make a "dog and pony show" out of this situation. She had the Florida detective on who still made his claims that the photo was not Johnny. He still cannot find his files, folders or any information, because it was kept on index (recipe) cards. He also stated that he responded to an anonymous note, then a phone call from a 40 year old man who claimed he was the boy in the photo and it was not Johnny. How can he make a determination with just a phone call. That 40 yr. old man could be anyone making a call. Why is the public to believe any of this is accurate?
This Florida detective has such an "unusual interest" in Johnny and this case, it makes me wonder WHY. Pedophiles are a reality... they are doing business as usual... but the recent media attention to a "kidnapped boy from WEST DES MOINES IOWA ending up on a pedophile website is publicity I am sure they did not want and are eager to see this come to an end. So here comes the Florida detective with his recipe cards to do just that.... try to put an end to it. It only took them a few days to come up with this after the second photo of Johnny was posted on my website. Is anyone else noticing the timing of these statements coming out of Florida?
I am posting this for all of the loyal people who visit my site and have taken the time to write very kind, encouraging emails to me. The pain a parent goes through when a child is taken is unthinkable. If they did this to my son and me... they can do it to anyone's child.
The Johnny Gosch Foundation
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA
There is something we can all do to help plead the cause of protecting innocent children:
Please send letters to President Bush, and e-mails to Vice President Cheney and your State Senators, Representatives and Governors at the following addresses, asking that jacobstales and other pedophilia websites like it be investigated. Tell them that you do not understand why a website with pictures of a kidnapped child (Johnny Gosch) has not been investigated and continues to be allowed to promote pedophilia. Please spread the word and get as many people as you can to write as we join together to try to make a difference!! (Note: When you write, please provide them with your name and address and tell them you look forward to their response.)
Send Letters To:
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
To all the viewers of my website... If this were your child wouldn't you want to know why the police and FBI are not investigating? That is a
crime upon a crime.
This is a SECOND PHOTO of Johnny
... bound and gagged received recently. We now know that neither the police
nor the FBI ever contacted the website owner of http://www.Jacobstales.com
where the first photo of Johnny appeared.
you for all your help. Everyone who has stepped forward in prayer,
thought, and deed. I am deeply grateful, Noreen
The Johnny Gosch Foundation
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA
Ex-investigator: No proof photos aren't
A Florida sheriff's office can't prove they predate the 1980s D.M. case.
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
September 22, 2006
She made news around the globe, telling how photos
arrived on her
doorstep in late August — 24 years after her son Johnny disappeared.
Some doubted Noreen Gosch's claims that the photos included images of
her long-lost 12-year-old after a Florida investigator publicly debunked
her theory last week. But that
investigator now admits that the Hillsborough County, Fla., sheriff's
office cannot find any evidence proving the photos were actually from a
case he worked in 1979, as he recalled.
"It's been like searching for a
needle in a haystack," former detective Nelson Zalva said Thursday.
"We're talking cases that were kept on index cards here."
Zalva said he wished any of the youths in
the photos or the anonymous person who originally tipped police to his
years-old investigation would step forward to help prove the photos
predated Johnny Gosch's disappearance. Noreen
Gosch, meanwhile, was back on the offensive with authorities this week,
urging police to explore any and all leads related to the photos. Among
Gosch said — and police have
confirmed — that the photos she received were posted for some time
on a Web site, www.jacobstale.com, that features scantily clad
adolescent boys. Gosch said as far as she knows, neither state nor
federal authorities were investigating the site's origins or
questioning its creator, even though it appears the site caters to
pedophiles. (Some of the photos that Gosch believed to be of her son
have since been removed.)
• Jim Rothstein, a former New York
police detective who has helped Gosch follow leads, said they have
been in contact with an Illinois woman who claims to have been a
victim in the same sex ring with Johnny Gosch and who positively
identified the former newspaper carrier in the pictures. Rothstein
said the Springfield, Ill., woman's story is similar to other
reports he heard about a sex ring operating out of Chicago, and her
story deserves investigating.
Gosch said she also received a
photograph of a man that others have claimed was one of the
"perpetrators who molested her son." She said she wants
authorities to investigate the photograph's origins. Even so, she
would not say how the photo came into her possession.
Jeff Tarpinian, a spokesman for the FBI
in Omaha, Neb., could not be reached Thursday for comment.
Lt. Jeff Miller, a spokesman for the West
Des Moines Police Department, said police remain in contact with state
and federal authorities, but he said he didn't believe any new leads in
the case were being pursued at the moment. At
The Des Moines Register's request, Miller released to the media a copy
of the anonymous letter postmarked Sept. 6 from Tampa, Fla., alerting
Des Moines police to Zalva's old investigation. "Gentlemen,"
it read. "Someone has played a reprehensible joke on a grieving
There was an investigation concerned with
that picture, made by the Hillsborough County sheriff's office. No
charges were filed, and no wrongdoing was established. The lead
detective on the case was named Zalva. Although
workers at the sheriff's department reviewed more than 300 cases from
1979 on microfilm, Zalva said, they cannot find the incident report or
the photocopies of photos from the criminal investigation that he said
eventually led nowhere.
The digitally reproduced photos sent to
Gosch and several people close to the case the weekend of Aug. 27
generated a surge of public interest and a range of claims by
individuals who purported to know what happened to the paperboy whose
face became synonymous with child abductions in the 1980s. Gosch
said it's important police look into all allegations, regardless of how
strange they might seem.
"People get real caught up in what I
say, but I think maybe they've forgotten what's like to be me," she
said. "I really thought the police would jump into this with both
feet, but they haven't. "Here
you have a kidnapped child on a pedophilia Web site. ... C'mon, boys,
let's get busy."
The Register has not published the photos
that Gosch said she received last month because it was not clear where
the images came from....
- Testimony of Ernie Allen
TESTIMONY OF ERNIE ALLEN
PRESIDENT & CEO
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE
Child Pornography Sites from the Internet:
The U.S. Financial
Industry’s Efforts to Combat this Problem”
To all who have been following my son's
case on this website... thank you for your concern, kindness and
prayers. I have heard from so many of you and it is most
As you all know by now there is a detective in Florida, who still
maintains the photos are not of my son. However, he is
WRONG... WRONG... WRONG. He has never seen my son and yet he
is claiming such. This is the most absurd thing that has taken
place in this case to date. The photo is my son... it is on a
"pedophile website". The statement being given by this
investigator is giving the West Des Moines Police and FBI
"deniability" so they will not have to do anything about
this website. They have not answered my question....
"Why is a kidnapped child, Johnny Gosch, appearing on a pedophile
website? Why are they not doing anything about it?
Now that we have this information and by me refusing to
"give up, I have this week received a "death
threat". I received the threat on Monday... I must be getting
very close to the final answer for someone to take this
step. After careful consideration, I have decided to make
the information about this threat public. Those of you who follow
the truth via my website will then know if anything should happen to me
that this is due to the current situation and being this close to a
conclusion on Johnny's case.
WEST DES MOINES POLICE delay information from an INFORMANT!
The West Des Moines Police was sent the following information by an
informant, they have made it available to me. The have known for some time that
the photos are of JOHNNY GOSCH . There is also information mentioned about
another Kidnapped Boy ... Jacob Wetterling from Minnesota. After receiving this
information.....why then have the police issued a statement saying the photos
"were not Johnny Gosch"? As his mother, I want to know the answer to this
We have received an outpouring of assistance and kindness from the
people reading my website... Thank you so much. We are still in need of
information concerning photos which have appeared of my son, Johnny. We know
his photo has appeared on a number of porn sites .... if anyone has more
information please contact me through the email address on this website. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much... Noreen
MESSAGE (Special Thanks from us to you...)
(Letter sent to the police)
Dear Captain Richards;
I have information about the Johnny Gosch
case. I was watching the Donnie Deutech show on MSNBC and noticed the
pictures of Johnny Gosch and noticed the brand that was placed on his
left arm and I remembered a similar brand I saw on another boy that I
saw from a cropped child porn site. The photo involved two boys
kissing laying prone on a bed. The boy on the bottom had a similar
brand on his left arm. This boy had a striking resemblance to Jacob
Wetterling. His hair was dyed black.
The website I found this photo can be found at www.randysworld.brhard.com.
It is a fake adult porn site that disguise it as a cropped child porn
site. Please look in the 22nd or 23rd gallery to find the picture. You
might also want to check to see if this website www.jacobstales.com/nuke might
have additional pictures of Johnny Gosch that may have been released.
If you wish to meet with me please coordinate any meeting with the FBI
field office in Birmingham, Alabama. Please speak with Special Agent
Carmen S. Adams.
WEST DES MOINES POLICE ARE WRONG and PEDOPHILE SITE IDENTIFIED
The photo below is of Johnny Gosch. It
shows his birthmark which is a darker pigmentation of the skin and spans
the right side of his chest and slightly over to the arm. The
Black/White photo doesn't show it. This is the birthmark, I have been
telling people about for 24 years.
THIS IS JOHNNY GOSCH
The West Des Moines police contacted us
and said " their lead with the Florida Detective is falling flat,
he can't produce anything, no names, files or any information.". I
told them this would happen prior to their press release, however, they
ran with the story before they had any proof. The detective in Florida
can not provide anything, no reports, case number ..... nothing! The
detective in Florida is not credible.
This site was discovered by our investigators. There
are at least 83 boys tied and gagged on this website. Why are the
kidnapped boys from West Des Moines being shown on this website?
There are pictures of older men with these young boys. Is the
owner of this website domain a pedophile?
Johnny Gosch's picture was seen on this
website. The front page of the website is trying to hide the contents of
this site. http://www.jacobstales.com/
. Click on the pictures below to be taken to actual photos supposedly
run by an active pedophile serving other pedophiles.
Missing for Decades
posted by Geraldo at Large Editor at 9:00 am EST
He was one of the first faces of a missing or abducted child to appear on a milk carton across the country. Now, 24 years after Johnny Gosch was abducted, a new twist has been thrown into the case.
Gosch’s mother, Noreen, found two photographs left at her front door step, apparently showing her son bound and gagged.
Officials say the photos are authentic and were likely taken within hours of the abduction. In the picture, Johnny was wearing the same sweatpants he wore the day he disappeared delivering newspapers on September 5, 1982.
Officials say they are searching for fingerprints that could lead them to the source and have yet to identify the other boys in the photo.
Is this a sick scam or could this really be the break in the case? At Large brings you the details in an exclusive investigation.
September 13, 2006
I: The West Des Moines Police released a statement, indicating that they received
an anonymous note saying " there was an investigator in Florida who had
investigated and identified the boys in the recent photo, which they appeared
bound and gagged in 1979". They also stated this photo had been on the internet
Unfortunately, this press release caused a media storm and much confusion. At no time had he ever seen the photo of Johnny
Gosch ... the black/white photo below. We also know that the internet as we know it
..... did not exist in 1979.
We want to let people know so this will answer the questions you all
must have in your minds by now. This press release was issued incorrectly and
prematurely by the West Des Moines Police. Please watch the short video clip
Thank you..... The Johnny Gosch Foundation
II: This media clip ran on Channel 3, Omaha Nebraska
This is a poster for a missing boy in Des Moines. His name is "Marc Allen"....... He is the third missing boy in a six year period in Des Moines Iowa. The first was Johnny Gosch in 1982, the second was Eugene Martin in 1984 and Mark Allen in 1986. This boy did not receive an investigation by police nor any publicity. We want to know WHY ... WHY .... WHY?
The Doe Network:
Case File 34DMIA
Allen, circa 1986
Marc James-Warren Allen
Missing since March 29, 1986 from Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
· Date Of Birth: May 13, 1972
· Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
· Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11; 90 pounds
· Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Light brown hair; blue eyes.
· Marks, Scars: Small scar on the top of his head.
· Clothing: A light blue t-shirt, blue jean shorts, white socks and gray tennis shoes with Velcro tabs.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Allen was last seen leaving his family's home in Des Moines, Iowa to visit a friend's house up the street, but he never arrived.
September 8, 2006
This photo was sent to us ... explaining it was one of the "perps" who had
molested my son and others. We gave it to the police and the Missing
Children's Center. They told us the man is "dead and there is a device
around his neck called a ligature". They are currently investigating to also
learn the identity of this man. Again, if anyone viewing my website knows who
this man might be.... please contact me below.
September 1, 2006
Shocking News has broke quickly on the Johnny Gosch case. The website was taken down for 36 hours due to high-traffic volume which blew out a server in Las Angeles. That is now taken care of. We hope that you will support The Johnny Gosch Foundation and its mission to assist others in knowledge and empowerment to stop the blatant human trafficking problem we have not only in this country but in all the world; a business estimated in the Billions of Dollars.
This website or blog will be updated rapidly over the next week as we try to respond to the high traffic. There are books for sale and donations accepted to help fund the continuing mission of The Johnny Gosch Foundation. We are upgrading our servers once again and hopefully the ability to take online 128-bit SSL secure transactions as we used to offer. For now, Please contact us directly at:
The Johnny Gosch Foundation
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA
On my birthday... I received a package with the following pictures inside. The first photo is of my son Johnny, shortly after he was kidnapped on Sept. 5th, 1982. He was still wearing the clothing he had on the day he was taken. He is bound and gagged.
Noreen Gosch highly recommends this show with Alex Merklinger's Mysteries of the Mind Radio Show that will shock and enlighten you to the background of child molestation, satanism, and other activities that WILL take time to digest. Noreen Gosch worked closely with Ted Gunderson since the kidnapping in 1982. Ted Gunderson is a previous FBI agent. Click here for Ted Gunderson's website.