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Police Corruption

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on July 1, 2015 at 1:01 A.M.

Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman is involved in a conspiracy to frame an innocent investigative journalist for rape and murder of a missing child.

The accusation against Erdman was made today in a letter to Honorable Donovan W. Frank; the judge hearing HOLMSETH V. CITY OF EAST GRAND FORK ET AL.

Erdman is a defendant in the Deprivation of Rights lawsuit that was filed by Timothy Charles Holmseth (this writer) in July, 2014.

It is the latest in a shocking turn of events, after evidence of child rape pornography of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings was turned into the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement by Holmseth.

In the letter to Judge Frank, Holmseth sets forth the basic timeline and facts of the plot, which shows members of the Minnesota law enforcement community plotted to frame him for the rape and perceived murder of HaLeigh Cummings.

The plot by police was blown wide open when the child rape pornography evidence suddenly surfaced.

Holmseth originally uncovered the evidence during an independent journalistic investigation of the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping, and Caylee Anthony Murder cases, which he began in 2009.

Holmseth recently provided state and federal law enforcement proof that pornography was made of HaLeigh Cummings; the pornography showed the five year-old’s damaged vagina; and the damage likely happened after she was kidnapped on February 10, 2009.

The evidence provided to the FBI shows the actual names of the individuals that were distributing the pornography through a secret underground network in Florida.

The individual(s) in the pornography ring were in extensively documented communications with the EGFPD, EGF City Attorney, Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force, and Minnesota Guardian Ad Litem program.

The objective of all the players was to have Holmseth arrested and put in prison.

The blueprint of the scheme, which Holmseth presented to Honorable Frank, was to use Minnesota law enforcement to systematically build a paper trail that would lead to Holmseth, and create the appearance he once had HaLeigh Cummings in his apartment; raped her and took pictures of it.

The first phase of the scheme included unprecedented child protection reports made against Holmseth to Polk County Social Services, only weeks after he conducted his first interviews regarding the HaLeigh Cummings kidnapping. The unfounded CPS reports asserted Holmseth was “obsessed” with a missing child from Florida and was mentally unstable.

Unfounded CPS reports against Holmseth incrementally increased over time, until the reports contained accusations of child abuse and suggestions he was a pedophile. One report was that he slept with a loaded gun near his child, which resulted in CPS and police coming to his home.

Simultaneously, the Web began to fill up with articles, stories, and radio programs that Holmseth is a psychopath and pedophile, despite these things not being true.

The groundwork was being put down.

In 2011, Aeisso Schrage, the local commander of the Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force, came to Holmseth’s apartment to search for the missing child, based upon an out of state report he received that the missing child might be there.

This ‘search’ for HaLeigh Cummings was part of an elaborate plot to frame Holmseth.

The out of state report to the EGFPD that HaLeigh Cummings might be in Holmseth’s apartment, was made by the very same individuals that were hosting, and appearing on, Web radio programs where Holmseth was openly called a psychopath and predator.

Holmseth reported harassment and threatening phone calls to the EGFPD, but absolutely no action was ever taken by the EGFPD to investigate. In fact, the EGFPD and Polk County Sheriff’s Office allowed Holmseth to be terrorized on a regular basis.

On one occasion, Holmseth was deliberately hit by a car and diagnosed with Contusion of Thigh at Altru Hospital. The driver admitted to police she did it, and told a Minnesota Guardian ad Litem she ‘moved him out of the way with her car’. Neither the EGFPD nor the Polk County Sheriff’s Office pressed any charges of any kind.

Holmseth was assaulted, harassed, defamed, stalked, and threatened on a regular basis with no protection from law enforcement.

Holmseth pleaded with Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth, Sheriff Erdmann, and EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund to protect him and his family and he was completely ignored.

The objective was to slowly manufacture circumstances and fabricate evidence around Holmseth so the American public would believe he was guilty when the final phase of the scheme was executed.

The final phase was to suppose to be a national breaking news story that the Minnesota Pine to Prairie Gang and Drug Task Force had stumbled upon child rape pornography of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings on the computer of a mentally unstable Minnesota author/journalist that had been obsessed with the case.

However, the paper trail that was supposed to lead to Holmseth now implicates the police.

Police incident reports at the EGFPD show they continuously came to Holmseth’s apartment, based upon unfounded reports made by unknown callers that claimed there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from his residence.

Holmseth does not use alcohol or drugs of any kind and has been a recovering alcoholic for 20 years.

The paper trail was strategically and systematically developed by the police, so it could eventually be used to justify the Task Force requesting a search and seizure warrant for his computer hard-drive; on the pre-text he was involved in drugs.

But the real reason to obtain Holmseth’s computer was it contained his entire journalistic work product, and the police believed Holmseth had the child rape pornography images on his hard-drive.

The conspirators believed Holmseth had the images, because he was able to describe the pictures and write stories about the pornography shoot – something the sex traffickers wanted him to stop writing about. However – he never possessed the photos. They had simply been described to him by players that handled the photos.

On December 14, 2012, the Task Force seized Holmseth’s computer, hard drive, discs, cameras, video cameras, storage drives, and other items, but found absolutely nothing illegal.

After nothing illegal was found on the hard-drive and it was ordered returned by the Court, it was rendered inoperable by the police, and the interior of the computer was deliberately damaged in various places so it wouldn’t work anymore.

Holmseth asserts to the U.S. Court that the police were attempting to destroy the audio interviews that now implicate the child sex traffickers.

In June, 2015, Holmseth located some of the audio interviews he’d conducted with members of the Florida legal community in 2009 regarding the child rape pornography.

The FBI and FDLE now has it.

The plot by EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad, Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek, Officer Aeisso Schrage, and others has been exposed.

The evidence exposes the child sex ring, and links directly to law enforcement officers and public officials in Minnesota.

Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman and EGF Police Chief Michael Hedlund are both hiding underneath their desks.

Mental health claims against author found by expert to be completely untrue

Sanford Medical Center psychologist says she believes journalist’s claims about police corruption targeting him

After a guardian ad litem unilaterally diagnosed an  investigative journalist as ‘paranoid’ and convinced a Court the man’s young child  was in ‘sufficient danger’ under his care; recommending supervised visits; a seasoned  psychologist and renowned expert in the field of child protection reported to  the Minnesota District Court that no mental health issues are present and no safety  concerns exist.

The State sponsored lie against Author Timothy Charles  Holmseth was shot down by Dr. Madaline Barnes PhD. 

It was the third successful psychological evaluation/parental  capacity examination of Holmseth in five years. As an investigative author, Holmseth  has been continuously labeled as ‘crazy’ by a small group of individuals  involved in criminal activity, which he uncovered during a journalism project  regarding a missing child.

The most recent attack on Holmseth was a last ditch effort  by Rhonda Callahan, mother of Holmseth’s child, and Matthew Petrovich, guardian  ad litem, to drudge something up to use in the Family Court where the two have  been making false ‘best interest of the child’ claims to secure a venue against  Holmseth.

They met their Waterloo.

The facts and sheer volume of evidence in the case is now so  powerful, that the actions against Holmseth cannot be passed off as innocent  oversights or subjective differing in opinions – this was intentional and  planned and illegal.

Holmseth asserts to the Court in a Motion and Affidavit  filed yesterday, he is the victim of an organized scheme between like-minded  individuals that included Petrovich, Callahan, and East Grand Forks City  Attorney Ronald Galstad.

Because the latest psychological evaluation found no mental  health issues whatsoever Holmseth’s accusers will now be forced to deal with  facts, instead of slanderous innuendo.

Holmseth possesses a wealth of information regarding the  before-mentioned individuals and their associates, which could potentially be career-ending  – thus the attack on Holmseth’s credibility via mental bogus health claims (and  an attack on his hard-drive which Ronald Galstad and the EGFPD seized;  illegally searched; and then ruined so it wouldn’t work).

In September, 2013 Callahan filed a Motion in the Family  Court claiming Holmseth, the father of their young son, is “delusional.” She  supported her claims with exhibits that consisted of articles she printed off  Holmseth’s website. The articles featured and exposed illegal activities of  several public officials in the Ninth Minnesota Judicial District and  elsewhere.

Callahan did not point out anything specifically in the  articles Holmseth published. She did not claim any of the content was false,  per say. She simply submitted it as ‘defacto’ evidence that Holmseth is  delusional and requested he be required to see his son under supervision. The  submission of the articles as ‘evidence’ was an in-direct message to Holmseth  from the people Holmseth he was exposing – ‘we’re going to take you son if you  don’t shut up!’

The disturbing practice is called ‘institutional kidnapping’  and is a violation of federal law.

On September 30, 2013 Petrovich backed up Callahan’s claims  about Holmseth’s mental health, stating in a written report, “My great concern  is that the degree of paranoia that Mr. Holmseth views everything in his life  will have a very detrimental effect on [the child].”

Petrovich supported his (un-licensed) claim that Holmseth is  ‘paranoid’ by telling the Court that Holmseth filed a great many complaints. He  specifically lamented that Holmseth had filed a complaint against “Ronald  Galstad.”

Petrovich was so determined to convince the Judge she needed  to alter Holmseth’s parenting-time, and require he see a mental health  evaluator, that he ridiculed Holmseth in open court by saying he had filed a  complaint against everybody except “Kevin Bacon”.

Petrovich’s position to the Court was comprised of an  interesting set of themes that invariably orbited around Holmseth’s ‘computer’  ‘complaints’ ‘mental health’ and ‘website’.

Holmseth says rogue elements of the State are trying to shut  down his tell-all whistleblower site.

Holmseth has steadfastly asserted Petrovich is using his  position as Guardian Ad Litem in efforts to stop Holmseth from making document  requests from law enforcement in Polk    County, Minnesota.  Through the process, Holmseth has successfully located key information that demonstrates  local officials have violated a myriad of state and federal laws.  

The Court found that no “direct” evidence was given to  support the claims against Holmseth. However, the Court found that credible  evidence was given in the form of testimony by Callahan and Petrovich to  warrant a concern of “sufficient danger” and therefore granted the request made  for supervised visits pending an evaluation.

They both put their professional reputations; and the  professional reputations of everyone they associate with on the line to get  what they wanted.

But the sum and substance of the findings of Dr. Madaline  Barnes PhD have effectively reduced the entire bogus case they concocted  against Holmseth to little more than pure fiction.

“Mr. Holmseth was very cooperative during the interview, and  very honest and open about his interactions with his son and his activities. He  was very adamant about denying having given his son any additional information  about adult issues that are inappropriate for a [young child], insisted his  ex-wife was either distorting or fabricating her accusations,” Barnes  said. 

Barnes addressed specific topics, cited specific evidence, including  evidence connected to the HaLeigh Cummings case, and repeatedly stated Holmseth  is not “delusional” or “psychotic.”

In one instance, it appears Barnes is questioning why she  was asked to evaluate Holmseth again. “The records of his supervised visits  reflect that he continues to have the same positive relationship with his son  that I observed previously, and showed no inappropriate interactions [in the  log generated by the facilitator] during those visits,” she said.

To effectively address all of the professed claims made by  Callahan and Petrovich about Holmseth, the Judge directed [Dr. Barnes] have  access to his website, writings, and the book he authored about the missing  child HaLeigh Ann-Maries Cummings.

No condemnation of Holmseth’s writing, reporting, or  publishing was found whatsoever.

In fact…

In an interesting moment of candor during the examination,  Barnes told Holmseth she basically believed what he was saying about the  police.

Barnes recommended Holmseth resume parenting-time with his  son.

This is a developing story.

by Timothy Charles Holmseth

Court was held on August 13, 2013 at the Polk County Justice Center, Crookston, Minnesota.

The hearing was proceeded over by the Honorable Tamara Yon.

The Court received an audio recording of a Florida resident that telephoned Timothy Holmseth in 2011. The caller warned him he was being followed and if he did not do as he was told, his parental rights were going to be targeted and altered.

The caller told him the “State” was going to take his children.

*The audio recording cannot be published per a Florida court order but is a matter of public record at the Polk County Justice Center, Crookston, Minnesota.

The Court also received a copy of a letter received by Timothy Holmseth from Police Chief Michael Hedlund, EGFPD, advising Holmseth he was investigating the destruction of Holmseth’s hard-drive while it was in police custody.

The following affidavit was submitted.





I, Timothy Charles Holmseth, being a legal citizen of the United States of America, and State of Minnesota, hereby state  the following is true to the best of knowledge:

The  State of Minnesota  is infringing upon the rights and protections, which are guaranteed to me under  the First Amendment to the United States Constitution – “Freedom of Speech” and  “Freedom of Press”

The  State of Minnesota is infringing upon the  rights and protections, which are guaranteed to me under Article 1; Section 3;  Minnesota State Constitution – “Liberty  of the Press”

The  State of Minnesota  has, and is, violating my Constitutional rights whereby it has paid a regular  wage to a single employee, Matthew J. Petrovich, to actively monitor the  content of my publication

I  hold a degree in media communications; have been employed for over a decade in  the media industry; been recognized with first place awards by the North Dakota  Newspaper Association; worked as a news reporter at newspapers of record; possess  written letters of reference from elected officials; authored a book; and  operated a freelance business for feature writing for national magazines.  is a legal publication of good repute that openly discusses matters of the  public’s interest.  contains stories, articles, media, and commentary of immediate interest to the  citizens of East Grand Forks, Minnesota;  Polk County, Minnesota;  Greater Minnesota; and Grand Forks,   North Dakota. The website is  providing the public with valuable information about the activities of public  officials.  contains information of interest to visitors from throughout the United States  interested in the high profile cases of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings, and  the Casey Anthony murder trial.

The  truthfulness and accuracy of the content published at  has never been contested via a civil lawsuit.

The  State of Minnesota  has been illegally monitoring the content of my publication and through the  actions of its agent Matthew Petrovich, weighing and considering the content of  my publication as a relevant factor in assessing me as a parent in advance of  custody rulings.

The monitoring  activities are in violation of state and federal constitutional protections.

The  motivation compelling the monitoring activities is in violation of state and federal  law.

Matthew  Petrovich is a Guardian Ad Litem that was assigned to my family case file with  instructions by the Court to coordinate  parenting-time exchanges between the Parties and make  short-term and long-term custody recommendations to the Court.

On July 23,  2013 Matthew Petrovich, after I confronted him, admitted in an email that he  monitors my website.

He stated:

  • His  monitoring activities were/are not based upon information he was/is  receiving from my son, XXXX .
  • He  does not monitor my website to obtain “proof” of any crime or infraction,  because the simple act of publishing is lawful.
  • He  has never acquired any “proof” of a crime or (theoretical) infraction of any  theoretical restriction while monitoring. 
  • He  monitors my website to be on the lookout for anything that is concerning

Matthew  Petrovich has been monitoring my publication on behalf of the State of Minnesota for over 1-1/2  years with no expressed legal authority or officially stated basis for doing so,  whereby:

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me with a copy of a court order from a District Judge that  authorizes or instructs Matthew Petrovich to monitor my publication.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me with a copy of a court order from a District Judge  explaining or detailing what content my website is supposed to be monitored in  search of.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me with a copy of a court order or Warrant from a District  Judge providing a start and end date to the monitoring activities.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me the name of the agency and/or agencies that directed Matthew  Petrovich to monitor my publication.

The  State of Minnesota  has not provided me the name of the individual agent, and/or agents, which  receives or assess the results of the monitoring activities of Matthew Petrovich.

My In Forma Paupris application to the Court  was approved by the District Judge and I have been authorized to represent  myself Pro Se.

My In Forma Paupris status and Pro Se  representation is a matter of the court file and is a fact known to Matthew  Petrovich.

Every single requirement associated with my legal  paperwork fall squarely upon my shoulders. I must draft my own motions; prepare  my own affidavits; do my own legal research; study and apply legal etiquette,  etc. Acting as my own attorney is emotionally taxing, time consuming, and  costly.

Matthew Petrovich has advised me ad nauseum,  that through monitoring my website, he has gleaned I am using my “computer”  while my son is under my care. He advises me he knows the dates and times of my  publishing activities.

Matthew Petrovich openly chastises, criticizes,  harangues, and harasses me about using my “computer” while my son is in my  custody. He connects my use of my computer, to his custody recommendations to  the Court. 

I have  confronted Matthew Petrovich about his ominous tactics of intimidation and  advised him his behavior and activities are interfering with my ability  represent myself in court.

Matthew  Petrovich is deliberately and maliciously monitoring me to intimidate me and  censor my publishing activities regarding the official misconduct of officials  within the Ninth Minnesota Judicial District.  

The State  of Minnesota, via the direct activities of the  East Grand Forks Police Department, East Grand Forks City Attorney’s Office  (Ronald Galstad), State of Minnesota via STATE  OF MINNESOTA VS TIMOTHY CHARLES HOLMSETH has violated the before-mentioned rights of  Timothy Charles Holmseth, whereby: In  June of 2009 Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek, EGFPD, telephoned me and asked me if  I knew a person named Donna Wagoner.

Per  EGF Police Incident Report # 09002015, Lt. Hajicek advised me the Company  (Xentel, Inc.) Donna Wagoner worked for did not want me to write anything about  them.

Lt.  Hajicek advised me he had also received a call from a XXXXXX form XXXXXXX named  XXX XXXRY XXXXXXX. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Crystal Sheffield, mother of the missing  child HaLeigh Cummings.

XXX  XXXXXXX and XXXXXXXX member, Jeremiah Regan, at the time XXX called Lt.  Hajicek, was under investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Florida for transporting  the missing child HaLeigh Cummings across state lines.

Donna  Wagoner was assisting XXX XXXXXXX with media relations regarding a charity  (scam) called “HaLeigh Bug” being erected (by Xenetel, Inc.) in the name of the  missing child HaLeigh Cummings to obtain donations from generous Americans.

Lt.  Hajicek advised me on the telephone he supported Donna Wagoner and XXX XXXXXXX  in their requests that I not write anything about them and pressured me to  cease and desist.

Art  Harris, Busystreet Productions, Georgia, emailed Lt. Hajicek and expressed his  outrage that the FBI visited Donna Wagoner’s place of employment (Xentel, Inc.)  because of information I (Timothy Holmseth) had provided them regarding a  Photoshopped picture of the missing child HaLeigh Cummings being used in an  online scam.

According  to sworn statements made by XXX XXXXXXX to XXXXXXX, Art Harris was the official  “media consultant” working for XXXX and Crystal Sheffield.

Xentel,  Inc. is a company with an extensive history of fraud and has been successfully  sued by the Attorney General’s Office of multiple states including Iowa, Colorado, Missouri and Ohio.

Lt. Hajicek  and EGF City Attorney Ronald Galstad continued developing a relationship with XXX  XXXXXXX for several years, and in 2011 they assisted her in obtaining a  fraudulent domestic violence order against me, through the XXXXX County,  Florida Family Courts, whereby an Injunction on my publication was obtained, using  Florida domestic violence law (despite me having never met XXX XXXXXXX nor having  entered the state of Florida).

The City of  East Grand Forks deliberately withheld and  refused my document requests for police incident reports that would have proved  I had no domestic relationship with XXX XXXXXXX, had not been to Florida, and never met  XXX.

Lt. Rodney  Hajicek generated no police report and conducted no investigation when I  reported to him that XXX XXXXXXX’s private investigator, William E. Staubs,  telephoned me and warned me that if I showed up for the Florida court hearing I  would surely be murdered. William Staubs swore to this in a notarized  Affidavit.

Multiple  witnesses attested to the fact XXX XXXXXXX, XXX XXXXXXX’s (felon) XXXX,  brandished an illegal Mini-14 Assault Carbine rifle and boasted it was the gun  that was going to kill “Timothy Holmseth”.

The EGFPD  arrested me, jailed me, and used the authority of the State of Minnesota to charge me with  a crime despite the State having no venue on the matter.

Misconduct complaints against State Public Defender Michael LaCoursiere, and State  Prosecutor Ronald Galstad, at my request, were forwarded to the Office of  Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility (OLPR) by Honorable Tamara Yon, 9th  Minnesota Judicial District.

The  Affidavit and Complaint to the OLPR set forth details supporting allegations  that Galstad and LaCoursiere threatened to have police officers lie on the  stand to convict me if I insisted on a jury trial and didn’t accept a  no-contest (Alford) plea.

The  Affidavit and Complaint sets forth details of how the EGFPD and State of  Minnesota illegally violated my Attorney Client Privilege and generated  provably false statements (false quotes attributed to me) (provably false  because all statements were surreptitiously recorded by me) in a police report.

The  Affidavit and Complaint sets forth details of how the EGFPD and State of Minnesota seized my hard  drive and then deliberately ruined it in custody.

Author 'blows whistle' to Minnesota Attorney General

An author from East Grand Forks has filed a detailed grievance to the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General that shows he has been institutionally terrorized for several years by authorities operating in 9th Minnesota Judicial District.

The campaign against Timothy Charles Holmseth began after the former newspaper reporter un-covered evidence that the East Grand Forks Police Department (EGFPD) was improperly assisting a legally embattled Florida company that has been sued by Attorney Generals in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, and Ohio for defrauding citizens.

Holmseth stumbled onto a mountain of information during a journalism project regarding a missing child from Florida named HaLeigh Cummings. Holmseth discovered Xentel, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida was involved in creating a fake photograph of the missing child and using it in an online charity fraud scheme – Holmseth subsequently received a telephone call from EGFPD Lt. Detective Rod Hajicek and was told not to “harass” Xentel.

The FBI in Florida visited Xentel, Inc. based upon Holmseth’s tip, and acquired valuable information about the individuals involved in the kidnapping. Holmseth was subsequently interviewed for several hours by the Minneapolis FBI and asked for copies of journalistic interviews he conducted. In 2012 a Florida millionaire, Maria Burgun, went to the FBI and told them who created the photo – she confirmed Holmseth had been correct.

Holmseth began receiving anonymous calls from individuals warning him child abuse charges were going to be made against him if he didn’t shut his mouth about the missing child. The callers claimed to have special connections, and told Holmseth that Child Protective Services and State’s Attorney’s would be coming after him if he didn’t do what he was told.

Holmseth was taunted by anonymous individuals that claimed a special relationship with “Lt. Hajicek.”

Holmseth is able to prove local police withheld, altered, and destroyed public records to cover-up their illegal activities. In December of 2012 EGFPD officers violently entered Holmseth’s home-office and seized his computer hard-drive; and then ruined it before returning it to him.

Holmseth’s complaint involves information that shows his Constitutional rights under the First Amendment have been grossly violated. A guardian ad litem, employed by the State of Minnesota, has repeatedly advised Holmseth he is monitoring the content of his website and will consider it when making recommendations to the Court regarding Holmseth’s child.

Holmseth’s filings are public record at the Polk County Justice Center.