Former homicide detective Roger Golubsky of Kansas City, Kansas, was arrested Thursday by federal officials. Golubsky has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women over 20 years ago.
The 69-year-old former detective appeared in court on Thursday. He was charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a second victim in between. Department of Justice said. “The indictments are six of his counts related to rape of a woman from 1998 to 2001, and another from 1999 to 2002. It was when I was employed by the city police.
Golubsky worked in law enforcement for 35 years.
The indictment against Golubsky stems from years of grand jury investigations. Golubsky was accused of being a “dirty cop,” according to a 2019 civil lawsuit against him. CNN report. He is said to have abused his power and exploited “vulnerable black women, including black women who worked as prostitutes.”
Golubsky was the subject of a civil lawsuit brought by a wrongfully convicted man, Lamonte McIntyre. McIntyre and his mother claimed that Golubsky had threw him in his 1994 double-murder accusation.
Golubsky, who retired from the police force in 2010, was also accused of protecting drug dealers and defrauding innocent people.
Community woes caught the attention of hip-hop mogul Jay-ZHis social justice-oriented group team rockflashing banners across their social media profiles and last year running a full-page ad in The Washington Post, calling the alleged police corruption in Kansas City “one of the worst examples of abuse of power in U.S. history.”
Golubsky was arrested Thursday morning at his home in Wyandot County.according to WEVV-TVofficials reported that Golubsky willingly cooperated with law enforcement but chose not to comment.
Six indictments released Thursday allege that Golubsky assaulted two women during a performance.under the law“
According to WEVV-TV, the women are only named by their initials, and the five-page indictment does not provide many details about the alleged sexual assaults and kidnappings.
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He is accused of sexually assaulting two women and forcing them to perform oral sex on them multiple times in a car. According to the indictment, Golubsky’s actions included aggravated sexual abuse and kidnapping.
CNN previously reported that several former police officers were subpoenaed to a grand jury last year. Golubsky’s former chief and former partner, Terry Ziegler, said he has not shared information about his personal life.
“The man was very secretive,” Ziegler told CNN. did.”
However, Ziegler added that he never witnessed the detective do anything wrong.
If Golubsky is convicted on either count, he could be sentenced to life in prison.