Friday, July 17, 2009

Frank Lombard Fired by Duke: FBI: Lombard Child Molested by Others

Frank Lombard, the father who raped his own adopted child, molested his own child on live camera for the enjoyment of a prison inmate, and offered his child to a stranger to do the same, has finally been fired from Duke University.

Frank M. Lombard

While we've waited for Duke to do something, we now hear that Duke officials are cooperating with police and FBI. Reports are that Lombard is charged with "attempting to induce someone to cross state lines to engage in a sexual offense." So far, I have seen no mention of charges of child rape, child molestation, or child abuse. This originally from
DURHAM -- The Duke University official charged with soliciting adults over the Internet to have sex with a 5-year-old boy told an undercover police officer that he had sexually molested the child himself multiple times, according to an arrest warrant.
If you are not familiar with the case, related links are listed below, but here's the terrible and short story: Frank Lombard was a Duke University professor. He was an Associate Director of the Center for Health Policy at Duke. He is believed to have adopted two Black boys. The child involved in this case is 5-years-old. There is no information as to the child's age at the time the abuse began. Lombard lives with his partner, Ken Shipp, also a Duke employee at 24 Indigo Creek Trail in a planned community, Eno Commons, Durham, N.C. It is believed that North Carolina law allows only one gay or lesbian parent to legally be an adoptive parent, so Shipp's role within the family is unclear. Lombard was caught in an internet sting with a video chat with an undercover officer.
A search warrant filed for Lombard's house further outlines the case against him and includes a transcript of the chat between an undercover officer and "F.L." In the chat, "F.L.” told the officer that abusing the child was "easier when he was too young to know what was happening and when he couldn't talk ...He had a little too much Benadryl. Was knocked out." In a subsequent online chat, the warrant says, “F.L.” invited the officer to fly to Durham to have sexual contact with the child. He even suggested a hotel. Lombard faces a federal charge of attempting to induce someone to cross state lines to engage in a sexual offense. He was being held without bond at the Durham County jail Friday. A conviction would carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Another inmate has told authorities that he witnessed "F.L." also known as cooper2 or cooperese, molest his son on live camera. It is believed that Lombard is in a Durham, N.C. jail awaiting extradition to Washington, D.C. Back to the charges. Maybe the snitch is being vetted. That's the only reason I can think of that would preclude charges for raping and molesting your own little boy. While he "pimped" his child across state lines, in my book that pales in comparison to what he, himself, did to his own child.

This from the FBI Washington Field Office press release of June 26, 2009:
Lombard, 42, is charged by complaint with a violation of 18 USC 2242(a); an offense that could result in a maximum sentence of 20 years.
From the press release, and about the snitch:
The complaint alleges Task Force members were told by a confidential source that he/she had witnessed on three or four occasions an individual, alleged to be Lombard, performing oral sex and other sex acts on a child believed to be under the age of ten. The confidential source indicted he was told that others had sexually molested the child. The source was also told that the individual’s live-in, male partner had not participated in the sexual abuse. The complaint alleges that Lombard subsequently told an MPD detective, posing on line as an interested party, that he had performed multiple sexual acts on his 5-year-old adopted child and that that the task force member could do the same if he flew to the Raleigh/Durham area. A warrant for Lombard’s arrest was then obtained.
This is the first time I've read that the snitch was told [allegedly by Lombard] that the little boy had been made available to others in the past.

Background and Related:

Frank Lombard 2007 Report of Molestation
Frank Lombard is Duke Professor Gay Adoptive Rapist Dad: MSM Doesn't Care
Frank Lombard is Duke Professor: Frank Lombard is Pedophile Commune Member
Frank Lombard Eno Commons Commune Developer is Sherri Zann Rosenthal
Frank Lombard Amazon Wish List Scrubbed from Web

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