Couey Linked to Georgia Child Sex Ring, Murder of Florida Investigator

The self-confessed murderer of 9-year old Jessica Lunsford in Florida is tied to a Georgia child sex ring with links to Bush Sr. and Jr. administrations.

Florida Girl's Death Tied to Murder of Florida Investigator

Ralph G. Kershaw

Washington, DC -- They're preparing to bury poor little 9-year old Jessica Marie Lunsford in Homosassa, Florida on Holy Thursday. Her neighbor, John Couey, has admitted to sexually assaulting the girl before he sexually abused and killed her and then buried her in his backyard. However, Couey's indictment by Florida authorities for Jessica's death was inexplicably delayed although there was a confession from Couey. And even though Couey was a repeat sex offender, the federal Megan's Law, requiring notification of residents of the presence of a convicted child sex offender, was not enforced by Governor Jeb Bush for in Couey's case in Citrus County. State authorities said they did not know Couey was a repeat sex offender. Local officials placed blame for the failure to notify the Citrus County Sheriff about Couey's status squarely on the Florida Department of Law Enfrorcement.

There is good reason why Jeb Bush does not want the Couey case to be closely looked at by the media and authorities. After he killed Jessica, Couey went to Georgia on a Greyhound bus using a false identity. Savannah police arrested Couey but then released him. Couey was eventually arrested in Augusta where he confessed to killing Jessica. What has not been reported is that Couey was also in Valdosta, the scene of the brutal murder (called a "suicide" by Georgia and Florida officials) of Florida Department of Transportation investigator Raymond C. Lemme in July 2003. Lemme was investigating malfeasance in Tallahassee involving contract fraud; election rigging in Florida; kickbacks to top Republican politicians, inclusing Jeb Bush and Florida House Speaker (now U.S. Representative) Tom Feeney; money laundering of toll receipts from Florida's turnpike system; and the use of illegal aliens as Florida contract workers.

Florida and Georgia law enforcement officials, speaking on conditions of anonymity, now report that Lemme had also stumbled across the importation of underage Mexican teens and children being used as sex slaves in Valdosta. This ring was linked to the criminal activities Lemme was investigating at the time in Florida and is likely part of the reason he was drawn to Valdosta as part of his investigation, an investigation that had officially been shut down on the direct orders of Jeb Bush. The child sex slave business involved a number of Valdosta politicians, businessmen, and some policemen and continues to this day. Couey, the murderer of Jessica, was one participant in the child sex slave business, paying $300 a session. On the morning of March 21, one Mexican ring leader of the sex group quickly departed by bus from Valdosta. Mexican children are reportedly locked in barns and other structures in and around Valdosta for purposes of sex with clientele like Couey but also influential and well-paying businessmen and politicians. Some 300 abducted children are said to be currently held in Valdosta for an influx of "customers" expected for the upcoming Easter weekend.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Department, the lead agency investigating Jessica's death, now reports top-level interference in the case from Tallahassee and Washington, DC and that the case "involves others." The recent reported tie-in of current White House sexcapades involving male prostitutes to past Republican (and some Democrat) involvement in the Franklin, Nebraska child sex slave scandal of the late 1980s involving GOP lobbyist Craig Spence ("suicided" in New York City), Lawrence King, Jr. of Omaha, top Republican officials in Nebraska and Washington, DC, Saudi sex slave traders, and President George H. W. Bush has once again come full circle. Jeb Bush has also been charged with covering up the fact that some 6000 children, supposedly in the care of Florida's Department of Children and Families, are now missing from foster homes and other care centers.
Ralph G. Kershaw is a Washington, DC-based investigative reporter.

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omaha imc

g brown 22.Mar.2005 19:10

please send this to omaha imc thanks

More info, please!

Der 00's Meister 23.Mar.2005 02:22

I have tried verifying this story independently, and I'm coming up short. I have been able to discover: no links to Ralph G. Kershaw; no evidence that there is an IMC in Omaha; no evidence of a child porn ring based in Valdosta; and no evidence that Gouey has any ties to Jeb or W. or any of the other high-ranking pedophiles identified by John DeCamp. It does seem that Raymond Lemme was "suicided", but that may have been due to other scandals which he was ripping the cover off of, as another account states. For this story to hold enough water for us IMCistas to drink from, Mr. Kershaw, I feel that you need to find us more evidence of the Valdosta connection and how Gouey and the Bush mini-whackers meet there.

Protecting Sources?

Anonymous 23.Mar.2005 12:54

I can see how information of this type and sensitivity could probably only have come from LE sources and this reporter is not going to blow their cover. There have been documented (mainstream news) items about Mexican sex rings in the past.

Yeah, but....

Der 00's Meister 23.Mar.2005 18:29

There are still more holes than I'm comfortable with. Even if Mr. Kershaw doesn't want to reveal his sources, I can't find his name with an Internet search, and even though there ought to be an Omaha IMC (I personally have strong roots in Nebraska), I can't find that out from the main IMC site or from a search. People are starting to take Internet journalism more seriously, and we all ought to be learning as we surf. In this situation, I'd like Mr. Kershaw to "step up to the plate" again.

Can't have it both ways!

Anna 23.Mar.2005 20:32

On the one hand, there is a screaming outcry that the corporate media is covering up key stories, data is being systematically removed from key online reference databases, and even law enforcement databases, even the CIA's FOIS goes back on itself from seemingly unrelated stories e.g., Nazi's imported into this country and 9/11, google is being stripped, as is Lexis Nexis of important facts...

... and on the other hand, we have IndyMedia readers stating that Kershaw's breaking story isn't true because they can't find anything out there on the internet...

Ummm, anyone sense a freeper at work here?

This is in fact, a complete joke, since I have found references to all aspects of the story. Clearly the Meister needs at least a lesson in Search Engines 101.

el freeper: muestrame

Der 00's Meister 23.Mar.2005 21:26

I may or may not need Search Engines 101, but I have never said that Mr. Kershaw's assertions are untrue. IMHO, the neo-cons are a few skyscrapers short of a full load, and almost nothing about their engaging in pedophilia would surprise me. To me, there are two issues here: 1) if this story is as true as it appears to be, then all the media hype about Gouey being a lone crazed pedophile (just like Lee Harvey Oswald was supposed to be a lone crazed assassin) is a huge diversion from the real scandal; 2) just like going out on a tree limb, the further one goes out, so to speak, the more solid a foundation one has to have. For example, I am still surprised at the lack of investigation, particularly by the "LEFT MEDIA", of Mazen Dana's family's claims, as originally reported in islamonline, as to why the US Armed Forces murdered him in August, but, as with this story above, the implications of that story are "thermonuclear". And, since you all know so much, maybe I'll cross the river into Missouri so that you all can SHOW ME some links!

Law Enforcement Sensitive

Batman 24.Mar.2005 03:24

I have read Kershaw's comments before, and find them sucinct and based on fact. He has sources he cannot divulge because they are in LE, as the poster above said. Although Bush & Co. may be trying to cover this up, rest assured, there are some cops and agents on a 'local level' that are very, very interested in looking into this and have not been (as of yet) compromised.