Sheriff Barb Erdman and Police Chief Michael Hedlund possess evidence of child pornography in missing child case
Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman and East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund have received extensive and detailed information about child pornography, as well as the alleged sexual assault of the missing child HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings.
HaLeigh Cummings was five years-old when she reported missing from her Satsuma, Florida home on February 10, 2009.
The report was made to Erdman and Hedlund today by Timothy Charles Holmseth, investigative journalist, after the Missing and Endangered Persons division of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement contacted him and advised him to make the report. The FDLE sexual predator unit contacted Holmseth after he provided evidence from the Florida Bar Association that supported existing evidence regarding the pornography.
Today was the first time Holmseth officially reported the pornography crime directly to Erdman and Hedlund, because both are defendants in a Deprivation of Rights lawsuit filed by Holmseth against the City of East Grand Forks and several others. The lawsuit alleges Erdman and Hedlund violated Holmseth’s constitutional rights amidst their involvement in a scheme to cover-up crimes Holmseth uncovered as an investigative journalist.
Holmseth reported to Erdman and Hedlund, irrefutable evidence that HaLeigh Cummings was sexually assaulted and photographs were taken of her private parts. Holmseth further reported he was told that HaLeigh had been raped and might have died because she was “hemorrhaging” from the sexual assault.
The evidence of the federal child pornography crimes was acquired while Holmseth was performing journalistic interviews in Polk County, Minnesota. There also exists evidence of a subsequent conspiracy by select police officers and public officials to destroy the evidence on Holmseth’s hard-drive.
The naked photographs of the five year-old child appeared out of nowhere at least one month after HaLeigh Cummings was reported missing. However, the photographs, which were in the possession of licensed legal professionals in Florida, were never given to law enforcement. The naked photographs were copied and distributed through an underground network.
The person(s) that are alleged to have commissioned, handled, distributed, and presently possess the pornographic images, are on file as being in regular contact with officers of the East Grand Forks Police Department and others in Minnesota.
Holmseth obtained the critical information while conducting interviews with key figures in the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping, and Caylee Anthony murder cases.
Records with the EGFPD show Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek telephoned Holmseth in June of 2009 and told him he was receiving complaints from several individuals in Florida about Holmseth. The caller(s) wanted Hajicek to contact Holmseth and use his police powers to lean on him so he would stop publishing content about the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping and photographs.
Holmseth is now directing Erdman, Hedlund, and federal investigators to the police reports filed by Hajicek in 2009, and suggesting they compare the names of the individual(s) that were calling the police on Holmseth, to the names of the individuals involved in commissioning, handling, distributing, and possessing the child pornography.
Holmseth was not able to present the evidence until very recently, because the EGFPD, and Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force, obtained a search and seizure warrant for his computer and hard-drive in December of 2012. When the hard-drive was returned by EGFPD officer Aeisso Schrage in April of 2013, the hard-drive had been disabled; wires had been pulled out; and plastic clips snapped.
“The person(s) that damaged my hard-drive may have been Aeisso Schrage, and/or Rodney Hajicek, and/or Ronald Galstad, and /or PCSO Sgt. Michael Norland, and/or somebody else. Whoever damaged the hard-drive appears to have been attempting to conceal evidence that involved child pornography and child rape,” Holmseth reported today.
In the fall of 2014 Holmseth located back-up files he possessed and began the process of finding evidence he possessed regarding the child rape pornography.
The evidence has also been given to Richard T. Thornton, special agent in charge, Minneapolis FBI, as well as Donovan W. Frank, the judge hearing HOLMSETH V. CITY OF EAST GRAND FORKS ET AL.
Holmseth has requested the Court allow him to amend his original Complaint to add the child pornography evidence.
Holmseth alleges that select police officers and public officials in Minnesota, conspired with the very individuals in Florida that commissioned, handled, and distributed the child rape pornography, to violate his constitutional rights, while simultaneously attempting to destroy the evidence he possessed.
In February of 2015 Holmseth received telephone calls from a Florida telephone number by a man that told him he was going to kill him and his house was being watched. The telephone calls were reported as they happened to the EGFPD in Minnesota and GFPD in North Dakota.
Judge Frank has referred Holmseth to the federal Pro Se project for an attorney.