Franklin child prostitution ring allegationsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Franklin child prostitution ring allegations took place between 1988 and 1991 and involved an alleged child sex ring serving prominent citizens of Nebraska, as well as high-level U.S. politicians.  The allegations also claimed that the alleged sex ring was led by "a cult of devil worshipers involved in the mutilation, sacrifice and cannibalism of numerous children".  The allegations centered on the actions of Lawrence E. King Jr., who ran the now defunct Franklin Community Federal Credit Union (FCFCU) in Omaha, Nebraska . 
The Nebraska State Foster Care Review Board submitted the results of a two-year investigation into the alleged physical and sexual abuse of foster children to the Executive Board of the Nebraska Legislature, who were investigating reports of child sexual abuse linked to the credit union. Authorities launched a probe, interviewing a number of claimed abuse victims who said that children in foster care were flown to the U.S. East Coast and were abused at "bad parties".  After investigation, a grand jury in Douglas County (of which Omaha, Nebraska is the largest city and county seat) determined the abuse allegations were baseless, describing them as a "carefully crafted hoax" and indicted two of the accusers on perjury charges.  The grand jury also suggested that the abuse stories originated from a vindictive employee terminated by Boys Town, the famed refuge for troubled youths.  Later, a federal grand jury concluded that the abuse allegations were unfounded and indicted 21-year-old Alisha Owen, an alleged victim, on eight counts of perjury. The same grand jury also indicted multiple officers of the credit union, including King, for crimes related to the embezzlement of funds from the credit union.   Alisha Owen served 4-1/2 years in prison. 
Historian Philip Jenkins explored how heated topics such as the Franklin allegations, whether or not they are worthy of attention or credible on their own merits, are seized by political opportunists for their own purposes. He also described how cases such as the Franklin allegations can acquire credibility, even if they lack any credibility inherently, when reported in various media in a credible voice.  Numerous conspiracy theories evolved and persist, claiming that the alleged abuse was part of a widespread series of crimes including devil worship, cannibalism, drug trafficking, CIA arms dealing and links with the first Bush Administration . 
Trey Gowdy Fights Tears As He Vows To Destroy Elite Pedophile Ring
Trey Gowdy fought back tears in Congress as he put the elite pedophile ring on notice, warning that anyone who dares interfere with his child exploitation investigation will be forced to publicly explain why they are obstructing it.
On the first day back at Congress, Gowdy delivered an emotionally charged speech, discussing child sex abuse cases and the mental images that have been scarred on his brain after seeing material related to the investigation into the pedophile rings that have infiltrated Washington D.C.
Addressing a detective charged with heading the investigation, Gowdy said: “I want you to give me a list of the providers that are giving you a hard time. We are going to have another [hearing] here. We are going to have them come and publicly explain why they are having a hard time complying with law enforcement in child exploitation and child abuse cases.“
“My guess is that will be a very tough public explanation for them. So, give me the names and the providers that you are having a hard time dealing with. And I may not be able to make them stop doing it, but I can make them come and explain why they are doing it.”
“And my guess is they won’t want to do that.“
During the speech, Gowdy struggled to explain the horrific impact that witnessing the investigation’s evidence has had on him and other investigators, saying; “More than anything else we are united in our inability to get the images out of our heads.”
“Johnny’s got them, Judge Poe has them, and you have them, and any of us who did child pornography or child sex abuse cases.”
In December, Gowdy was tasked with leading a committee set up to protect children from the plague of pedophile rings. In a statement following the announcement, the South Carolina Rep. described the investigation as the most important work he has ever undertaken, and warned that anybody found to be involved in the pedophile rings would be treated to the full force of the law.
“Enforcing the rule of law and protecting human dignity through a fair justice system are among the chief responsibilities of Congress.”
“Victims of child pornography endure severe trauma mentally, physically and emotionally.”
First Democrat Official Tied To Elite Pedophile Ring Pleads GuiltyMarch 19, 2017 Baxter Dmitry
Former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio (D) Richard Keenan has admitted in court to raping a young child, as President Trump’s urgent investigation into the elite pedophile ring that has infiltrated Washington D.C. and politics nationwide continues taking down high-profile perpetrators.
Keenan previously blamed the 4-year-old victim for initiating the acts, describing her as a “willing participant“. He is now facing life behind bars.
The Youngstown Vindicator reports that according to court documents, the victim told Keenan’s wife about the sexual abuse that began when she was 4-years-old and lasted for three years.
When Keenan’s wife confronted him about the allegations, he responded, “I did it.”
The Democrat mayor also confessed to the allegations to his pastor, a social worker and his brother and sister-in-law, according to documents filed by the assistant prosecutor.
Keenan admitted himself into a psychiatric facility after the admissions because he said he was feeling suicidal.
Filings obtained by the Youngstown Vindicator go into extensive detail about his purported admissions during group discussions at the psychiatric ward. He allegedly said he blamed the victim for initiating the acts and said she was a “willing participant.”
WKRN reports that Keenan was visibly shaken Friday as he changed his plea to guilty on 20 counts of sex crimes, including eight counts of rape. Keenan agreed to a life sentence with the eligibility of parole after ten years.
According to court documents, the abuse began as early as September 2013 when the victim who Keenan knew was just 4 years old.
“It gives the victim some closure. Obviously, keeps this young child from having to testify and I think it’s a good result given all the facts and circumstances,” said Assistant Prosecutor Gabe Wildman.
He said prosecutors have a responsibility to do what’s best for the victim and that they accomplished that Friday.
“Not bringing her in here to have to testify in the small courtroom with this man in there as well.”
Keenan’s family was emotional. They lashed out at reporters after the hearing and tried to block him from the camera’s view.
Prosecutors said this just goes to show how difficult these cases are for everyone.
“I think what we’ve seen today is that they’re tough, right? They’re tough on everyone. They’re tough on the defendant’s family, they’re tough on the victim’s family, and obviously, our concern lies with the victim’s family,” Wildman said.