Frank Mccorkle Lombard, un officiel de la Duke University, a été arrêté et accusé d'avoir offert son fils adoptif de 5 ans pour le sexe.
Les autorités ont dit que Lombard a tenté de persuader une personne, un agent de police secret, de voyager jusqu'en Caroline du Nord pour avoir des relations sexuelles avec l'enfant de Lombard. Les documents de la cour disent que Lombard a déclaré à l'agent avoir accompli plusieurs actes sexuels sur l'enfant.
Les autorités ont dit à WRAL que Lombard a dit à l'agent secret qu'il a vu et pourrait encore posséder des vidéos montrant des enfants de moins de 5 ans se livrant à une activité sexuelle, mais qu'il nettoie sa collection numérique de temps en temps, par crainte d'être détecté.
Dans la transcription du tchat, WRAL rapporte, on a demandé à "F.L" comment il a obtenu l'accès à un enfant si jeune. "Adopté", a-t-il répondu, et a déclaré que le processus n'était "pas si difficile ... spécialement pour un garçon noir."
Authorities told WRAL that Lombard told the undercover officer that he has seen and may still have videos depicting children under 5 years old engaging in sexual activity, but that he cleans his digital collection every so often for fear of detection. Those files may still be traceable, a digital specialist told WRAL. Cops: Duke Official Offered Adopted Son For Sex. FBI Nab Frank Mccorkle Lombard In Internet Sting (KDKA2, 27 juin 2009)
In the chat transcript, WRAL reports, "F.L." is asked how he got access to a child so young. "Adopted," he replied, and said that the process was "not so hard ... esp (sic) for a black boy."
In the chat, "F.L." told Palchak 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." Duke Univ Official Charged In Child Sex Case. Man Offered Adopted Son For Sex, Authorities Say (WXII2, 26 juin 2009)
Duke employee arrested on child sex charge (WRAL, 26 juin 2009)
While Frank Lombard awaits his transfer to Washington, D.C., to face child sex charges, some Triangle dads worry that his alleged crimes could reflect poorly on their desire to raise a family. Lombard, who is gay, is accused of inviting an undercover officer to have sex with this adopted 5-year-old son. Gay parents hope abuse case does not limite adoption (WRAL, 29 juin 2009)
A federal affidavit submitted by a Washington, D.C., detective tells a chilling story of the abuse of a 5-year-old adopted boy.The child's father, Frank McCorkle Lombard, 42, of Indigo Creek Trail in Durham, is charged with sex offense with a child, and is accused of persuading someone to cross state lines for illegal sexual activity. Lombard, a Duke University administrator, was released from the Durham County jail into U.S. marshals' custody Tuesday and is expected to face a federal judge in Washington within the next week. If convicted, he could face as long as 20 years in prison.
An unidentified individual facing unrelated child porn charges told federal investigators in mid-June that someone on an Internet chat program with the username "cooper2" or "cooperse" was sexually molesting a child. The person with the two usernames was later identified as Lombard, the affidavit said. As recently as last year, the individual said he saw Lombard perform sex acts on the child through a webcam. The child was one of two adopted children in Lombard's home, which he shared with a live-in partner who did not participate in the abuse, said the individual, who added that others also molested the child. The affidavit did not say whether the other child, whose age was not revealed, was abused. It also did not say how long the abuse of the 5-year-old went on. Affidavit details sex charges in case of 5-year-old (News Observer, 2 juillet 2009)