The wheels of justice have definitely turned slowly, but in the case of retired Kansas City, KS, police detective Roger Golubski, the wheels of justice appear to be picking up speed.
Less than two months after being indicted on six federal counts – including rape, sexual assault and kidnapping – Golubski, along with three other men, has been indicted on two additional federal charges.
Golubski, Cecil Brooks, LeMark Roberson and Richard “Bone” Robinson are charged with conspiring, decades ago, to hold young women in a condition of involuntary sexual servitude.
In a second charge, Golubski, Brooks and Roberson are charged with holding an underage female in a condition of involuntary servitude.
While the first indictment documents began to portray Golubski as a man who had a fondness for prostitutes and Black women, and who used the power of his position as a police officer to intimidate and take advantage of these women, this second indictment begins to paint Golubski as a real rogue cop who was capable of just about anything.
The first indictment covers a time frame between 1998 to 2002, while these latest indictments cover a slightly earlier time frame, Jan 1, 1996 to Dec. 31, 1998, and, according to the affidavit, Golubski was taking money in exchange for providing some of the city’s notorious criminals “protection from law enforcement investigation and intervention into the criminal offenses, including sex trafficking.”
In the first count of the three-count indictment, all four men are charged with conspiring to hold young women, including Person 1 and Person 2 (both teenagers at the time), in a condition of involuntary servitude; the second count charges Brooks, Roberson, and Robinson with holding Person 1 in involuntary servitude and forcing her to provide sexual services to Roberson; and the third count charges Brooks, Roberson and Golubski with holding Person 2 in involuntary servitude and forcing her to provide sexual services to adult men, including Brooks, Roberson and Golubski.
Cecil Brooks, who in 2009 was sentenced to 216 months in jail for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, had a location at Delevan Apartments in Kansas City. He would sometimes target young girls who were recently released from Beloit Juvenile Correctional Facility, or who were homeless and had nowhere else to go, and he would provide them a place to stay. Once they were there, he would force them into sex trafficking, the indictment states.
The Delevan complex was split into the “office unit,” where Brooks could lock in girls from the outside; the “relaxed” area, where girls would use alcohol and drugs; and a “working house,” where they were forced to perform sexual services for adult men.
The girls locked in the office apartment were sometimes considered to “belong” to one of the defendants at a time and would be forced to provide sexual services to that defendant primarily and sometimes to others.
As an example, Person 1 was said to belong to Roberson, and when it was reported that she smiled at another man, he struck her with an iron; dragged her down a staircase by her hair; and repeatedly struck her, as Brooks observed and laughed.
The girls in the “working house,” were compelled to perform sexual services for adult men who visited Delevan. Brooks, Robinson and Roberson would beat and threaten to beat girls who did not agree to provide sexual services in exchange for shelter, drugs or clothes.
On multiple occasions, Golubski visited the “working house” and was allowed by the other defendants to choose girls to provide him sexual services. He primarily chose Black girls, ages 13 to 17.
On one occasion, Golubski chose Person 2, who was 16 years old.
“Though he acknowledged that she did not look like she was happy to be at Delevan,” Golubski forced himself sexually on the girl, “pulled her hair and choked her.”
In the indictment, built on the testimony of these two teenage girls, the girls say they saw Brooks hand Golubski stacks of cash.
The Mcintyre Connection
The time for this latest indictment is two years after the April 15, 1994, shooting death of cousins Daniel Quinn, 21, and Donald Ewing, 34, whom then-17-year-old Lamonte McIntyre was convicted of killing.
According to a case built to help exonerate McIntyre of that double-murder, including testimony from individuals like Nikki Quinn, it was Marlon Williams, Aaron Robinson and Cecil Brooks who had beaten and threatened Daniel Quinn days before his murder, allegedly because he stole some money or drugs from them.
Yes, he’s the same Cecil Brooks that Golubski was just indicted for providing “off-the-record” protection from law enforcement investigation and intervention from criminal offenses, including protection from prosecution.
Despite no physical evidence, no weapons, no connection and no fingerprints, with almost no investigation and within six hours of the murder, Golubski identified the innocent McIntyre as the murderer.
What a great way to protect your “mark” from prosecution and even suspicion: find someone to charge quickly with almost no investigation because a real investigation would have quickly surfaced and connected Brooks to the murder.
Reportedly, Brooks wasn’t the one who pulled the trigger. Instead. he allegedly paid Neal “Monster” Edgar Jr. to pull the trigger. Edgar remained free until 2015, when he was convicted of the unprovoked murder of a Missouri man, whom he shot three times in the head.
Nikki Quinn, who recanted on her original testimony identifying McIntyre as the murderer, said she was forced and threatened by Golubski and Assistant District Attorney Terra Moorehead to testify or suffer the consequences.
McIntyre was exonerated of the murders in 2017 after serving 24 years in prison.