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Boys Town, Lincoln Diocese Will Look into Abuse ClaimsBy Karyn Spencer, David Hendee

Omaha World Herald [Nebraska]

February 1, 2003

Two men allege in lawsuits filed this week that they were victims of child sexual abuse by Nebraska

priests - one at Boys Town in Omaha, the other at a Catholic school in York.

The men allege that they were abused as boys in the 1970s but that they repressed the memories

until a year ago.

In one of two lawsuits, a man says he was abused by a priest and a counselor at Boys Town. In the

second lawsuit, the other man says he was abused by a priest who supervised St. Joseph Catholic

Church and Grade School in York.

The priests and the counselor used their jobs to "develop unhealthy, psychologically dependent

relationships by male students ... and to recruit them for sex," both lawsuits allege.

The priest named in the Boys Town lawsuit, the Rev. James E. Kelly, denied the accusations. The

counselor, Michael Wolf, could not be reached for comment.

The priest in the York lawsuit, Monsignor Jerome C. Murray, could not be reached. A nun who

answered the door at his apartment building in Lincoln said Murray would not be home Friday night.

The lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha and Lincoln.

Named as defendants in one were Father Flanagan's Boys Home, or Girls and Boys Town, and the

Omaha Archdiocese. Named in the other lawsuit were the Lincoln Diocese, St. Joseph and Murray.

The plaintiffs' lawyer said Kelly and Wolf were not named as defendants in the Boys Town lawsuit

because he could not find them. Both men are identified in the text of the lawsuit.

Representatives of the Lincoln Diocese, Boys Town and St. Joseph said they will investigate the


"We will do everything we can to find out the truth," said the Rev. Val Peter, executive director of Girls

and Boys Town and a relative of one of the plaintiffs.

Both plaintiffs live in Arizona but do not know each other, their lawyer said Friday. He said the men

did not want to comment.

The first man says in his lawsuit that he lived in a cottage at Boys Town from 1977 to 1979.

He alleges that he was physically and sexually molested there starting in 1978, and that the abuse

was done separately by Kelly, then spiritual affairs director, and Wolf, a live-in employee at the


Kelly said Friday that he had never molested anyone.

"Without hesitation I can tell you that," said Kelly, now a chaplain with the Northern Nevada

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Correctional Center in Carson City. "Absolutely not."

Kelly said he wouldn't be surprised if someone was suing Boys Town because it has a lot of money.

In addition, he said, "I would hate to think he's pulling the deep pockets thing on the archdiocese."

Kelly and Wolf both left Boys Town in 1983.

Peter said the man who filed the allegations against Boys Town is his second cousin.

Peter said the man has a checkered past and didn't show traits common to boys who have been

victimized by sexual assault.

"That doesn't prove that it didn't happen, but it makes me wonder," Peter said.

Peter declined to answer questions about Kelly and Wolf. Asked whether he had reviewed their

personnel files, Peter said: "It'll all come out."

Monsignor Robert Hupp was executive director of Boys Town when Kelly arrived from New York state

to be director of spiritual affairs.

"He was interested in kids," Hupp, who led Boys Town for 12 years before retiring in 1985, said of

Kelly. "He was a rather strict guy. He was a disciplinarian. He wasn't an easy-going guy."

Hupp, now 87 and a resident of Wisconsin, said he still occasionally hears from Kelly.

The second plaintiff alleges in his lawsuit that he was molested by the then-Rev. Murray at St. Joseph

School in 1973 and 1974. The man alleges that the abuse occurred in Murray's office. The man was

in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades.

Murray worked at the school from 1968 to 1974, serving as a teacher, school administrator, and

religious and school counselor.

The claims of both men have been substantiated by others, said their lawyer, William G. Walker of

Tucson, Ariz.

The Lincoln Diocese is investigating the complaint and "will respond according to the civil and

canonical laws applicable in this situation," said the Rev. Mark Huber, spokesman for Lincoln Bishop

Fabian Bruskewitz.

The Rev. Michael Gutgsell, chancellor of the Omaha Archdiocese, said he was surprised that the

Boys Town lawsuit named the archdiocese as a defendant because there is no corporate link between

the two. Also, Kelly never was a priest of the archdiocese, Gutgsell said.

The plaintiffs' attorney said both didn't remember the assaults until February 2002, when Walker was

handling similar cases in Tucson.

Walker has represented 10 victims who have sued four priests and the Roman Catholic Diocese of

Tucson over sexual abuse. The case was settled last year for at least $ 15 million, according to news


The men in the two lawsuits filed this week each have asked for more than $ 50,000 in damages for

assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring and supervision and

breach of confidence.

Walker said he believes that the church owes the men an apology, counseling and damages for the

physical and emotional trauma. He said he hopes to avoid a trial.

"The result of any forced sexual trauma stays with you your whole life," Walker said. "This issomething that's just been made real to them."

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Permalink American Children in the Heartland and in the Nation's Capital.

The Child Sex Ring Involving Prominent Politicians and Boys Town USA.

"There is no such thing as a bad boy."

Boys Town founder Father Flanagan, portrayed on the big screen by actor Spencer Tracy.

"I still have scars all over my body."

- Nickolai Cayman (formerly Andre Paine), a former resident of Boys Town and adult survivor of 'pedophiliac sadism' as a part of a child sex ring involving prominent politicians and perpetuated by an apparent concerted cover-up. He changed his name to "avoid disgracing his family".


Corruption - Federally Funded and Tax-Exempt

Several months ago, members of the United States Congress voted to cut off federal funding to ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, after video tapes were released to the public showing ACORN employees at offices around the country offering two filmmakers help in setting up illegal brothels.

Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, posing as a prostitute and a pimp, never really intended to kidnap or prostitute children but red flags were raised when ACORN members failed to call the police upon hearing of their plans to do so. ACORN is an annual recipient of millions of dollars in federal funding. Child trafficking and prostitution is illegal throughout the United States.

Girls and Boys Town USA in Omaha Nebraska also receives funding from the federal government. - as well as millions of untaxed dollars in solicited donations every year. Like ACORN, Girls and Boys Town USA is a tax-exempt organization supposedly founded to help some of society's homeless, neglected, and underprivileged members. The difference is, the Child Sex Scandal and Human Trafficking in Omaha was not pretend. It was real and its victims are real .... and now, some of them are talking despite deaths threats and suspicious deaths.

Author Nick Bryant has recently written a book which documents the Franklin Scandal which reaches far beyond the campus of Boys Town and involves men who were much more prominent in social, political, and business circles than the low-level Boys Town priests.

Companions in Hope urges all of our visitors to take the time to read the following description of Bryant's book, visit his web site, read his book, and/or watch the 6-part documentary, linked below, titled Conspiracy of Silence about the Child Trafficking and Child Sex Ring which sent innocent kids from Omaha to Washington DC and back as property and playthings for men who undeservedly enjoyed the public's trust and, apparently, criminal immunity.

The research has been done. The documents have been revealed. The interviews have been granted. But the truth has yet to be widely exposed and, yes, justice has yet to be done.


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THE FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. The ring's pimps were a pair of political powerbrokers who used Boys Town as a pedophiliac reservoir, had access to the highest levels of our government, and connections to the CIA.

A tragic tale that tears at your heart and rips your soul, THE FRANKLIN SCANDAL is the true story of a child-pandering network and the masking of its very existence through a massive cover-up orchestrated from the utmost pinnacle of power -- using the CIA, FBI, Secret Service and a corrupt judicial process. This book shows how a major part of that cover-up was accomplished, how officers of the court suborned their duties... and afterwards were given promotions: one is a sitting federal judge.

The shocking disclosures begin at an old brick warehouse in a seedy section of Washington, DC, progressing through the $40 million-dollar bust-out of a nondescript Midwestern credit union - with a fancy bedroom in its basement - and then back to a DC party house with hidden cameras. The alleged front man for the group was a rising star in the Republican party, Lawrence E. King. He opened the 1984 GOP National Convention with a rousing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, and threw a party for 600 people that included cabinet officials and President Reagan's daughter at Southfork Ranch - the swanky mansion used for the Dallas TV series.

After accounts of severe abuse told by the frightened children were squelched, a state legislative committee was formed to examine the alarming affair. The Nebraska legislators nearly exposed the ring in 1990, but its unveiling had the potential to produce seismic political aftershocks: a rash of deaths and a full court press by federal and local law enforcement effected an immaculate cover-up. The legislative committee's lead investigator's airplane mysteriously exploded in midair, his omnipresent briefcase went missing and all of his investigative records were subpoenaed by the FBI two days later. With that the case was shut down - until now.


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Tony Harris, Class of '81, was the star running back on the Boys Town football squad and a sprinter on the school's track team. Larry King was his perpetrator. "He flew me to Washington several times with five to ten other kids. Half of them were probably from Boys Town. Appearances can be deceiving, but these men appeared to be quite distinguished, with their jewelry and tailor-made clothes. High society types, I would say. King would pay me anywhere from $100 to $500 in cash, and drugs were also available. I'd also get privileges back at Boys Town. King told me if I talked there would be 'consequences'."

David Hill, Class of '83, also played football for Boys Town. He was molested by Fr. James Kelly.

Fred Carter, another Boys Town victim of Fr. Kelly explained the recruitment of boys for Larry King's Child Sex Ring, "There were certain kids that had that look... and marketability... They were young, and.... it was just all about money." Carter had been elected 'mayor' of Boys Town by the other students/residents.

Tony Harris, David Hill and Fred Carter are a few of the adult survivors of either the Larry King Child Sex Ring or Fr. James Kelly of Boys Town.

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