So far, the only mainstream outlet on this is a TV station in northeast Iowa. If this gets traction, though, the outrage could be intense:
Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch vanished without a trace in 1982. But, now, after KWWL’s story last month on Johnny’s disappearance, there is new information on the case.
A private investigator working Johnny’s disappearance believe his kidnapping was part of a government conspiracy. The investigator shared new evidence with KWWL and it could be the break needed to solve this case. That evidence includes a recorded phone call that has never been heard publicly, until now.
During the early morning of Septmeber 5, 1982, Johnny Gosch was kidnapped from a West Des Moines neighborhood while delivering newspapers. It was silent, quick and professional. “This man has told us that at the end of their investigation that there were 834 kids involved that were kidnapped,” says James Rothstein. He’s talking about a former CIA agent who must remain anonymous.
Rothstein is a former New York City police detective, now a private investigator working the case for Johnny’s mother, Noreen. And within the last couple weeks, Rothstein has uncovered new evidence linking Johnny’s kidnapping to child prostitution. “It basically came down to one thing and one thing only. You know, it was money. These kids were being grabbed to satisfy the malignant, twisted, you know, evil depravity of very powerful individuals who have the money,” he says.
Rothstein is talking about individuals who would spend as much as $10,000 to have sex with young boys and girls. And this new evidence points to the involvement of U.S. government officials. “They were using kids to compromise people. And what better way to compromise somebody than get a young boy with a politician or some powerful person that may be in the military or whatever and then you can compromise them and get what ever you want.”
Rothstein now believes the CIA was involved and tried cover it up. “They were assigned to find out if there was an agency connection to it and I am quite sure that if they found one, to make sure it was covered,” he says.
And Rothstein’s CIA informant says this: “We were specifically ordered to clear our name. This would make the American agency look pretty s****y, like we’re all a bunch of f***ing child molesters.”
Rothstein’s source says, it happened often and for big bucks, “You could order one of these kids, it was $2,500 to $3,000 up front then you had the balance of another $3,000 to $3,500 or $4,000 upon completion. In some cases, you know depending on the circumstances you can probably get them at the bargain basement price of $1,500, but most I think that we ever saw was for the bondage and the freaky s**t and that was an even $10,000 and people…these people would hand that money out like it was candy.”