Michael Hedlund addresses controversy over George Lyons and HaLeigh Cummings cases
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 9, 2017, 11:49 A.M. CST
There is a growing concern about the East Grand Forks Police Department’s handling of cases involving child victims.
The EGFPD has come under critical scrutiny after court records revealed that George Robert Lyons, an accused child rapist, was not charged with any crime whatsoever until nearly two years after a District Judge found he had sexually abused a child.
Records show abuse by Lyons was initially reported to school officials in September of 2012. On March 19, 2014 a District Judge issued an Order For Protection against Lyons and found he had sexually abused a child. However, it was not until December 23, 2015 that the EGFPD filed a formal complaint against Lyons.
I (Timothy Charles Holmseth) recently contacted EGFPD Chief Michael Hedlund.
I have confirmed the following four facts:
- Complaints against George Robert Lyons regarding his sexual abuse of children began in 2012?
- Records show George Robert Lyons was raping children and creating child pornography.
- Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek was involved in ‘go nowhere’ ‘investigations’.
- On March 19, 2014, Honorable Dennis J. Murphy issued an order for protection against George Robert Lyons and found that he had “sexually abused” a minor.
Q: TIIMOTHY HOLMSETH: Why did the East Grand Forks Police Department wait until December 23, 2015, to file a complaint against George Robert Lyons?
A: CHIEF MICHAEL HEDLUND: As with any criminal investigation we conduct our investigation as thoroughly as possible and when we believe it is complete and/or we have enough information to pursue criminal charges we forward our information on to the County Attorney’s office for consideration.
But a child rapist being on the loose for over three years is not explained away by Hedlund’s reply.
However – answers may exist upon close scrutiny, which reveals George Lyons was certainly known to the police. He was certainly known to Lt. Rodney Hajicek (a.k.a. Jerry Sandusky Jr.).
On August 9, 2013 George Lyons’ brother, Matthew Lyons, was charged in North Dakota with ‘continuous sexual abuse of a child’. On March 27, 2014 Matthew Lyons was sentenced to life in prison due to the horrendous nature of his acts.
But there’s more.
George Lyons announced on Facebook he is engaged to be married to Grand Forks Assistant State Prosecutor Jodi Bass. The announcement is also featured on the Bed, Bath, and Beyond online wedding registry, which says they were scheduled to be married on May 15, 2016. In 2017, George Lyons was still telling people he is engaged to Bass.
Q: TIMOTHY HOLMSETH: Do you have any comment on George Robert Lyons’ claim to be engaged to be married to Grand Forks Assistant States Attorney Jodi Bass?
A: CHIEF MICHAEL HEDLUND: No comment. This has nothing to do with the East Grand Forks Police Department.
There is more than just a little something amiss with the time it has taken to move against George Lyons.
But the irresponsible way the EGFPD treats cases involving children did not begin with George Lyons.
It began in earnest with a missing kidnapped five year-old from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings.
EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund recently spoke to Write Into Action after being asked about the George Robert Lyons and HaLeigh Cummings cases.
When asked about the possibility of misconduct within his Department, Chief Hedlund firmly stated “Absolutely not.”
So let’s take a look at the facts.
THE GEORGE ROBERT LYONS CHILD RAPE CASE
George Robert Lyons presently faces 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault charges involving a minor child. He was arrested in Grand Forks County, North Dakota on a Warrant issued by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota on December 23, 2015.
The December 23, 2015 Statement of Probable Cause for State of Minnesota v. George Robert Lyons seems to incriminate the EGFPD leadership as much as it does George Lyons. It incriminates the EGFPD because a known child rapist was allowed to be free and continue to rape even after a judge had found it was occurring.
The fact pattern shows the EGFPD was clearly trying to avoid bringing any charges against George Lyons, which is demonstrated by the following facts taken from the Statement of Probable Cause.
TIMELINE OF DOCUMENTED SEXUAL ABUSE
On September 22, 2012 a minor child made a report to Pam Gruhot who worked at the East Grand Forks High School. The child reported she was worried about her little sister because George Lyons was “creeping around” and had poked “peep holes” in her bedroom wall. She said Lyons would open the door while the child was in the shower and then stand and watch her. He also made the child wake up in the middle of the night and put on a bikini for him.
On January 24, 2013 Megan Starr, a social worker at Polk County Social Services, interviewed the victim and was told the same story. At that time a “safety plan” was created that required George Lyons leave the residence and not be alone with the child.
On that same day, Lt. Rodney Hajicek, the ranking officer at the EGFPD interviewed George Lyons. Of course – Lyons denied everything.
So a year goes by…
In December of 2013 Social Worker Starr interviewed the child again and learned that George Lyons never did move out as required by the Safety Plan. She told Starr that when she got in trouble George Lyons gave her punishment options of a “blow job” “hand job” or she could “sit on it” which she believed meant to “sit on his dick”. The child also said George Lyons made her take pills late at night but she didn’t know what they were.
On January 20, 2014 the child went to the EGFPD and reported that George Lyons sexually assaulted her. Hajicek learned from the child’s mother that her son had a friend overnight and he (the friend) saw things and heard the sexual assault take place.
It’s interesting to observe that at this point, there is now a non-family member that has witnessed the crime, which very likely complicates any attempt by the EGFPD to suppress the story and cover it up.
The child victim reported George Lyons came into her room in the middle of the night, which was a violation of an established Safety Plan. He had with him, her cell phone, and told her he found things on it for which she could get in trouble. He told her if she gave him a “blow job” he wouldn’t tell. The child capitulated. According to the visiting child that was staying overnight, he heard the little girl crying that she did not want to take off her shirt and he could hear her gagging.
Lt. Hajicek interviewed George Lyons who initially lied about going into the child’s room but then admitted it. He denied assaulting the child, however.
No criminal charges.
Now watch this.
According to the Statement of Probable Cause, “On March 19, 2014 the Honorable Dennis J. Murphy, Judge of District Court, issued an Order For Protection, found that George Robert Lyons sexually abused [The Minor Child] and awarded custody of [The Minor Child] to her father”.
Criminal charges will certainly be brought now, right? It’s been determined by a Judge that the abuse is occurring.
Over a year later…evidence of another victim.
On June 24, 2015 Lt. Hajicek interviewed another person that had been a child victim of George Lyons. The victim reported that when she was in ninth grade George Lyons came in to her room. He lifted up her shirt – put a pillow over her face – and took pictures of her. She also reported that he “fingered her” and attempted to have sexual intercourse with her.
George Lyons’ act of taking naked pictures of the little girl is in violation of federal child pornography laws.
On December 23, 2015 criminal charges were finally filed against George Lyons.
- September 22, 2012 – First accusations of sex abuse made to a school official against George Lyons
- August 9, 2013 – George Lyons’ brother, Matthew Lyons is charged in Grand Forks County with ‘Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child’
- March 19, 2014 – District Judge find George Lyons sexually abused a minor child
- March 27, 2014 – Matthew Lyons sentenced to life in prison
- December 23, 2015 – Formal charge finally filed against George Lyons
The Lyons brothers were known ruthless pedophiles.
Yet, it took over three years for the EGFPD to file charges against George Lyons; it took nearly two years AFTER a Judge found the abuse was taking place.
And what is the first thing George Lyons does when he is released from jail? He announces he is engaged to be married to a Grand Forks County State Prosecutor.
He sent his message.
If I go down – you all go down.
THE HALEIGH ANN-MARIE CUMMINGS KIDNAPPING AND CHILD PORN COVER UP – A DISTURBING PATTERN AT THE EGFPD
The conduct of the EGFPD in the George Robert Lyons case is part of a pattern that began to be documented in 2009.
In 2009, the EGFPD inexplicably involved itself with a local journalist’s (Timothy Charles Holmseth) reporting on a national profile child kidnapping case.
Police and court records show Lt. Rodney Hajicek and EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad were associating with kidnappers and child porn producers, and have used significant EGF city funds to provide aid and support to an organized interstate pedophile syndicate.
First, I will provide a synopsis of what I learned about an international child sex trafficking operation – and then I will show you how the EGFPD conspired with organized pedophiles against me to try to cover it up.
INTERNATIONAL CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING OPERATION – BABY SALES
In April of 2009 I (Timothy Charles Holmseth) began receiving emails and telephone calls from multiple members of a ‘group’ that collectively interjected itself into the Amber Alert search for a missing kidnapped child from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings.
I recorded all of the calls.
I was initially contacted by Rev. Richard Grund who was a State’s witness in the Casey Anthony murder trial. He told me that someone planted pubic hair DNA on the body of Caylee Anthony, and hacked photo’s from his computer to implicate his family in Caylee Anthony’s murder. He told me Casey Anthony attempted to obtain semen from his son during a chance shower encounter so she could plant it on Caylee’s body.
Grund told me all of that before Caylee’s body was even found.
Grund wanted me to speak with a bounty hunter named William Staubs (a.k.a. Cobra).
I spoke with ‘Cobra’ Staubs and he told me he had been sent in to the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping investigation by Rev. Grund. Staubs then began implicating a Florida attorney in a plot he claimed she hatched to frame a black man for the kidnapping of HaLeigh Cummings.
I was then contacted by an attorney who spoke nervously to me for hours.
The attorney emailed me and asked me if I would like some hot tips and leads she had regarding the kidnapping investigation. She said she was in direct contact with lead investigators Dominic Piscitello and Peggy Cone. She said she sat in on private law enforcement meetings. She began to copy me on internal law office emails to her client and staff, which included copies to Florida law firm Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, and Adler.
The attorney eventually told me she was in contact with Lt. Rodney Hajicek at the EGFPD and warned me that HaJicek was on her side.
I was contacted by Wayanne Kruger, the author and victim’s advocate that was featured on national television with the missing child’s mother. She told me about a pastor named John Regan who told her he was with the CIA.
Kruger told me Rev. Grund was doing “exorcisms” on little girls and she feared he might have killed HaLeigh Cummings.
Kruger told me John Regan and others including members of a law office were using DCF offices and blackmail to steal babies from teenage mothers (some were scared illegal immigrants) and then moving the infants through the U.S. Embassy for purchasers in Belgium.
Kruger, Staubs, and the attorney all said they were working closely with CNN reporter Art Harris. Harris was Nancy Grace’s reporter on the HaLeigh Cummings case and was strategically putting out fake news on Grace’s tabloid program.
I was told by multiple witnesses that John Regan identified himself during searches for the missing child HaLeigh Cummings as an “undercover pedophile” for the FBI.
CHILD PORN OF HALEIGH CUMMINGS
I was put on the phone with Donald Knop, an employee of a Florida law office. He told me about naked photographs he had been given (within his duties at the law office) of HaLeigh Cummings. He told me he was instructed by an attorney to give the photos to a Florida DCF social worker named Bonnie Warner. He said he gave Warner the photos in a gas station parking lot after hours.
I then sat silently on a third (conference call) line while Cobra Staubs talked to Warner about the photos. She stated she received them and never gave them to law enforcement.
Note: I cannot use specific names of certain persons that handled the child rape porn of the five year-old or I will be arrested by the EGFPD and/or Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
I have been illegally and unconstitutionally subjected to a “Domestic Violence Protection Order” that was placed on me (a Minnesota resident) in a Florida Divorce Court in Broward County, Florida by a person I never physically met in my life (but interviewed over the phone).
I was telephoned in advance of the Florida court hearing and told I would be murdered by members of the South Florida Mafia and thrown in a swamp if I showed up.
The unconstitutional Order required me to retroactively remove content I had already published regarding the child’s kidnapping. The Order was an attempt to stop distribution of a book I wrote on the case. The Order is diligently enforced by the EGFPD and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Polk County authorities are conspiring with child sex traffickers.
I conducted over a hundred of hours of recorded interviews with the aforementioned and many, many others who were seemingly ringing my telephone night and day.
Each individual told me things about others in the group, which was making many members of the group paranoid and nervous. Many of the conversations were group members calling and trying to find out what other members told me.
Essentially – the group is a child abduction team that works with rogue state and federal law enforcement officers as well as Department of Children and Families (FDCF) to kidnap children for sale to the elite. The children and babies are used for sex, torture, and satanic blood rituals.
This Florida abduction team is directly associated with convicted $1.4 Billion Ponzi schemer, Attorney Scott W. Rothstein. Rothstein became the subject of a RICO investigation in Florida and eventually pled guilty.
Rothstein was nefariously involved with convicted pedophile and child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein who operates the notorious Pedophile Island (President Bill Clinton is in Epstein’s flight logs because Bill Clinton is a child rapist).
THE EAST GRAND FORKS POLICE DEPARTMENT
In 2009, Lt. Rodney Hajicek, EGFPD, began receiving out-of-state telephone complaints from some of the paranoid members of the group.
Hajicek did not become suspicious of the group.
Lt. Hajicek telephoned me (recorded by me) on the group’s behalf, and although he openly stated and recorded in his police incident report that I had committed no crime, he suggested that I not publish anything about certain members of the group.
Not only had I not committed any crime; I was quietly assisting the FBI – and HaJicek KNEW IT!
During that time-window, I had contacted Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and the Minneapolis FBI regarding information I obtained about photographs of HaLeigh Cummings.
I would later be interviewed by the Minneapolis FBI at the federal courthouse in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The FBI asked for select recordings of my journalism interviews with individuals that were under investigation.
I would later learn, through a public records request to the Polk County Attorney’s Office, that Lt. Hajicek had been in secret email communication with CNN correspondent Art Harris.
Art Harris was Nancy Grace’s reporter for the HaLeigh Cummings investigation (but is actually no more than a pedophile and kidnapping operative that produced fake news for CNN and claims to do contract work for the FBI and DEA).
Hajicek had been communicating with Harris on his private email account and discussing Harris’ desire to have me arrested.
In one email, Harris is fuming mad, complaining to Hajicek that the FBI in Florida, acting on information and evidence from me; that they had just visited the office of a group member regarding photographs of HaLeigh Cummings.
Harris told Hajicek “He’s got to be stopped”.
Harris asked Hajicek if he had heard anything back (about having me arrested) from the County Attorney (Greg Widseth). Hajicek’s end of the email thread appears to have been removed by a scissors.
In early 2011, I published a book about the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping. The book was printed by a printer in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It was comprised primarily of quotes taken from my recorded interviews. The book was featured on Florida television and widely reported on.
Major Gary Bowling, the director of law enforcement at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in Florida requested a copy.
However – Lt. Hajicek and the EGFPD clearly wanted me to shut up and I’ll be arrested if I advertise my book online in Polk County, Minnesota.
EGFPD PLOT TO FRAME ME FOR RAPE AND MURDER
In the summer of 2011, officers with the EGFPD came to my home where I was with my two children. They said they received a police report (from Tina Church, Specialized Investigative Consultants, Indiana) that just minutes before, I had claimed to have the missing child HaLeigh Cummings in my apartment.
I would later discover the EGFPD was assisting the group, to create the illusion, that I had possessed the child pornography of HaLeigh Cummings, and at some point had the little missing girl in my home. I.E. – They were setting me up for kidnapping, rape, production of child pornography, and murder.
There is evidence Tina Church is involved in the interstate trafficking of HaLeigh Cummings.
I was told by Kruger that she witnessed and filmed a woman named ‘Christine Church’ at a prayer vigil for HaLeigh Cummings shortly after the child vanished. She said “Christine Church” traveled to the vigil from another state with a group of others.
In the fall of 2011, Lt. Hajicek and EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad issued an arrest warrant for me, because I published a person’s photograph on my website in violation of a Domestic Violation Protection Order placed on me in a Florida Divorce Court by a person I had never met; at a hearing I could not attend under threat of death.
In 2012, the EGFPD and Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force, wearing bullet proof vests, raided my home office and seized my computer and storage disks.
Polk County Sgt. Investigator Michael Norland would later record in his Sheriff’s Report, as well testify in open court, that he had searched Timothy Holmseth’s hard-drive and found “no sign of illegal activity”.
The EGFPD destroyed my hard-drive before returning it by Order of the Court.
In 2016, Tina Church telephoned me and told me she had been impersonated by a Florida woman on the false police report made against me in 2011. She said Levi Page, who is yet another law enforcement impersonator and associate of Art Harris and Nancy Grace, was also on the telephone line when the false police report was made.
Tina Church told me that she had been contacted ‘off the record’ by the EGFPD during the time window of the false police report. She specifically states that the EGFPD telephoned her (not the other way around).
Evidence shows the EGFPD worked with Tina Church and others in an effort to create the false appearance that I was involved in the rape and murder of HaLeigh Cummings.
Neither the EGFPD nor the Polk County Attorney’s Office will investigate the new statements by Tina Church that she was impersonated, which could potentially lead to the missing child HaLeigh Cummings.
Duplicate police reports obtained from the EGFPD reveal select portions of reports detailing activities of Lt. Hajicek have been literally removed the Report (although I possess the originals).
Records also show Lt. Hajicek destroyed files and audio recordings that were placed in evidence by his own officers.
Polk County, Minnesota needs to be investigated by the United States Department of Justice.