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Veteran Kansas Homicide Detective Charged in Sex-Trafficking Investigation Involving Girls as Young as 13

by Kaden Gicker

On Nov. 14, 2022, an indictment against former Kansas City, Kansas, homicide detective, Roger Golubski, was unsealed. CNN reported that the former officer, long suspected of numerous heinous crimes, was accused in the indictment of helping to run a scheme to imprison and sexually abuse underaged girls.

Golubski was accused of working with a drug kingpin named Cecil Brooks in the 1990s. Brooks was a crack dealer at the time and was working out of an apartment complex where he and two others had allegedly entrapped teenage girls as young as 13. The indictment alleged that Golubski, then a police officer, took bribes to provide protection from law enforcement scrutiny into the operation. He also allegedly was given total access to sexually abuse the girls himself. The former officer pleaded not guilty.

Golubski was a 35-year veteran of Kansas City law enforcement when he retired in 2010, but it was only in recent years that the long-standing accusations of extreme misconduct against him began receiving serious attention. In the sex-trafficking ring case in particular, prosecutors claimed that Brooks found underaged girls who were especially vulnerable, particularly runaways, and trapped them in an apartment. He allegedly, with co-defendants Richard “Bone” Robinson and LeMark Roberson, threatened and beat the girls to coerce them into nonconsensual sex acts. One of the accusers in the case claimed that she was 16 years old when she was abused by Golubski. She claimed that the then officer choked her, pulled her hair, and raped her.

The scrutiny around Golubski’s conduct as an officer began in earnest in 2016 and was centered around the case of Lamonte McIntyre. McIntyre was released from prison in 2017, after 35 years behind bars, when the Wyandotte County district attorney decided that he didn’t have enough trust in the conviction and asked a judge to dismiss his case. After he was released, the McIntyre family filed a civil suit against Golubski and other members of law enforcement involved in his arrest, accusing them of a host of crimes including sexual assault and exploitation of black women. The suit also accused Golubski of using his position to “terrorize” black citizens. [See: CLN, Sep. 2018, p. 19; CLN, Aug. 20, 2022]

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