Couey Linked to Georgia Child Sex Ring, Murder of Florida Investigator
Ralph G. Kershaw
22 Mar 2005 17:17 GMT
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.