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For Immediate Release - Sarah DiMeo - No Association
August 22, 2018

This is a photo of Sarah DiMeo. She is presently portraying herself as an investigator on the Johnny Gosch case. She is also through social media and a website, soliciting funds for her project. Sarah DiMeo is not an investigator on the Johnny Gosch case and is not affiliated with the Johnny Gosch Foundation, nor Noreen Gosch. Her attempts to solicit funding by her are not sanctioned by the Johnny Gosch Foundation or Noreen Gosch.

We do not accept responsibility for any of this woman's actions.

Sarah DiMeo Fraud

For Immediate Release
April 8, 2015

 **** Who Took Johnny - Feature Doc about Johnny Gosch’s disappearance to have its theatrical premiere in Des Moines on April 24th. Noreen Gosch, Johnny’s mother will be in attendance to do Q and A.

An amazing, lunatic documentary that will leave you creeped-out, excited and surprised,”
- John Waters, director of Hairspray and Crybaby

Who Took Johnny, a documentary film about Noreen Gosch and her 30 year fight for justice for her son Johnny, will have its theatrical premiere in Des Moines, IA at the Fleur Cinema ( ) followed by screenings at Film Scene in Iowa City (

Utilizing strong local reporting from the time as well as current interviews, filmmakers weave together past events into a coherent narrative and try to explain the case that was never solved. Noreen Gosch’s passionate advocacy for her son led to the passage of laws regarding missing children and profoundly affected the culture of the entire country. Who Took Johnny has been on the International festival circuit for past year where it has gotten rave reviews and several jury and audience awards.

Like the documentary films of Errol Morris whose subjects’ words seem to crack under scrutiny, Who Took Johnny is a character study that steadily builds the narrow worlds of those circling around the lost boy, Gosch often the figure setting into motion the orbits of others. The shaping of the characters is aided by the highly publicized nature of the case as talk show footage and TV appearances act as a disembodied account of how the story played out publicly. The public facts are then contrasted with highly personal interviews with the subjects today, a hindsight explanation of actions that humanizes the media presentation and whose clashing accounts leave the audience with an apprehension that is then exploited in the editing.
- Donna K - Hammer to Nail

Beautifully told by a trio of filmmakers giving as much respect to this story as one could ever possibly hope, this is easily one of the best true crime documentaries to hit
screens in quite some time. At all costs, hunt this film down.
- Josua Brunsting - Criterion Cast

“The gradual narrative unspooling of Who Took Johnny… is extremely canny.”
– Chicago Tribune

Who Took Johnny,
2014, 80 minutes, USA

A Rumur Inc Film -
David Beilinson 646.259.2506
Michael Galinsky 917.513.3180
Suki Hawley 917.566.0515

On September 5, 1982, Johnny Gosch, 12, disappeared while delivering newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa. For the next 30 years his mother Noreen devoted her life to finding out what happened.

is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on Johnny's mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about what happened to her son. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a man who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. WHO TOOK JOHNNY captures the endless intrigue surrounding the most spellbinding missing person's case in U.S. history.

If you’ve ever gotten separated from your child for just a few moments and remember the profound panic that sets in, you can begin to understand what Noreen Gosch has felt over the last 30 years since her son Johnny disappeared delivering newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa on the morning of September 5, 1982.

More than any other missing child case, Johnny’s story has spawned countless theories and has instilled intrigue in the millions who remember the kid on the side of a milk carton.

Mixing original interviews with archival news footage, home video and film material spanning 30 years, WHO TOOK JOHNNY chronicles the 30-year history of the case through the eyes of the key players. We hear from family, friends, law enforcement, journalists, as well as parents of current missing children. From purported attempts by Johnny to contact his family, to clashes with Police, the story takes a bizarre twist when a convicted child molester comes forward to admit abducting Johnny. Police don’t believe his story, while Noreen is convinced he’s telling the truth.

Then, 17 years after he disappeared, Noreen confesses that Johnny visited her briefly one night, though too scared of his captors to stay. Police are dumbfounded, unable to corroborate her story.

connects the dots between the unanswered questions surrounding Johnny Gosch's disappearance. Through eyewitness accounts and compelling evidence that span three decades, the film patiently builds a case that law enforcement was never able to close.


How did you get involved?
Ten years ago, while at an industry screening for our film Horns and Halos at HBO headquarters in New York, we were approached by writer Nick Bryant with an intriguing pitch. He told us he had a once-in-a-lifetime story to tell. He had spent years investigating a child prostitution network that was conveniently covered up a decade earlier. In researching the scandalous allegations of the Franklin Federal Credit Union, he came upon the connection to a bizarre story of the first missing kid on a milk carton - Johnny Gosch. After learning more about Johnny's case, we became intrigued, and cautiously began to pursue a film about it.

How long have you been working on it?
We were first introduced to the story in 2003. It's taken over 10 years of shooting and thousands of miles traveled to capture dozens of interviews, edit hundreds of hours of footage, and sift through tens of thousands of documents and photographs to make Who Took Johnny.

Why is this film important?
There are currently almost 90,000 unsolved missing person cases in the department of justice database, and it's clear that even with all of the advancements in technology and public awareness, the problem of missing and exploited children has only gotten worse since Johnny disappeared over 30 years ago. Understandably with such an ugly issue, people would rather skip-over reading about these stories or change the channel of a news report, pretending the problem doesn't exist, rather than confront the brutality of the exploitation and trafficking of children in our country.

What Happened to Johnny Gosch? Watch the film.

Noreen Gosch - Johnny’s Mother 
John Gosch, Sr. - Johnny’s Father Capt. Bob Rushing - West Des Moines Police Department (1973-2001)
 Aaron Lundeen - Johnny’s Best Friend
 John Walsh - Host, America’s Most Wanted
 John Rossi – Witness 
Lt. Cam Coppas - West Des Moines Police Department
 John Smith - Father of Witness 
Frank Santiago - Reporter, The Des Moines Register (1980-2010) 
Eileen Wixted - Reporter, WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA (1983-1989)
 Chief Orval Cooney - West Des Moines Police Department (1968-1983)
 Kenneth Wooden - Child Safety Expert and Child Advocate
 Paul Sparrow - Executive Producer, America’s Most Wanted (1990-1996) 
Ron Sampson - President, Help Find Johnny Gosch Foundation (1982-1993)
 Don Martin - Eugene Martin’s Father 
Mike Borland - Photojournalist, WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA
 Paul Bonacci - Former teen prostitute and self-proclaimed accomplice to Johnny's abduction John DeCamp - Vietnam Vet, Former Nebraska State Senator, and Paul Bonacci’s Attorney Glenn Miller - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
 Det. Nelson Zalva - Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff’s Office (1973-2001)


Rumur Inc

As an award-winning production studio based in Brooklyn, RUMUR collaborates with high profile clients like HBO, A&E, IFC, MSNBC and DIRECTV, to create critically acclaimed documentary films. Partners David Beilinson, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky bring a extensive array of skills and a tireless commitment to creating excellent and innovative work, regardless of medium. As the lines between film, television, and the web continue to blend together, RUMUR integrates its productions across multiple platforms, starting at the early development stages through final product and distribution. Visit

David Beilinson, Director/Producer

avid has produced a collection of groundbreaking documentary films, including Battle for Brooklyn, Code 33, and Horns and Halos. His work has appeared on HBO, A&E, MSNBC, PBS,
and DIRECTV. Prior to joining Rumur, he was a producer for the Emmy-winning PBS series In the Mix and won the Entertainment Industries Council Prism Award. At 19, while working at Miramax Films, he helped implement their first online rights management catalog. Born and raised in Miami Beach, David graduated from the Gallatin School at New York University.

Suki Hawley, Director/Editor

A director and editor, Suki has collaborated with husband Michael Galinsky for over 20 years. She has directed and edited a series of critically acclaimed documentary and narrative features including Battle for Brooklyn, Code 33, Horns and Halos, Half-Cocked and Radiation, which have screened to audiences around the world. She has also served as editor on high profile documentaries and TV series. A native of Dallas, she studied film at Wesleyan University and after graduation worked at the Sundance Institute and in the cutting room of Roger Corman’s legendary studio.

Michael Galinsky, Director/Photographer

Michael is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician, and along with wife Suki Hawley, he’s directed and produced six award- winning feature films and dozens of shorts, including Battle for Brooklyn, Code 33, Horns and Halos, and Half-Cocked. Michael is a Guggenheim Fellow, and his latest book of photos Malls Across America was recently published by world-renowned publisher Steidl. He is a contributing editor for Documentary Magazine, writing articles about filmmaking and distribution. Raised in Chapel Hill, Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Religious Studies from NYU. He previously played bass for the rock band Sleepyhead.


A Rumur Inc Film

Directed by David Beilinson, Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky Produced by David Beilinson
Edited by Suki Hawley
Photographed by Michael Galinsky

Production Coordinator Laurika Harris Kaye Executive Producer Kathleen Monahan Executive Producer Adam Galinsky Associate Producer Johnny Lops

Music by David Reid
Additional Support provided by MSNBC Documentaries

Producers Michael Rubin, Scott Hooker, Elise Warner and Vicki Suffian.


April 9, 2014


I am posting this Cease and Desist Notice to one Sheila Marie Guerra of Albert Lea, Minn. She has harassed and slandered me for years. She has repeatedly interfered with the investigation of the Johnny Gosch case. Many attempts to reason with her have failed. She is deranged and dangerous making numerous threats against me.

A few years ago, she contacted a Medical Examiner in Colorado, suggesting a body they had in their morgue was my son Johnny. Despite the fact that the dental records and DNA did not match, she continued her dialogue with the Medical Examiner until my investigators had to be involved to end the issue. The body was not Johnny Gosch.

Another time, she announced publicly that she knew Johnny Gosch and in fact had sex with him on occasion. I do not believe for a moment she had ever met Johnny. Yet another attempt to gain her "15 minutes of fame by attaching herself to a famous case".

There have been vile emails from her using language, which I would not ever use in my life. Her actions depict diminished capacity and personality disorders, the inability to determine right from wrong and her lack of vocabulary, as she resorts to such vile language.

She quieted down for a couple years but now is back full force, this time with some stupid blog in which she writes all of the slanderous statements about me and other people. Even accusing me of war crimes in Nazi Germany.... I was not even born yet during the time frame she is referring to... again deranged behavior. It has reached a point of threats being sent to me. Her behavior has escalated dramatically.

I have requested over and over for her to remove my name from her blogs, and cease contacting me. However, she continues. I told her if she did not stop I would have no choice but to do a public notice via my website of a cease and desist statement. I have reported all of this to the police including the slanderous material..... yet she continues. I have also advised the police of the possibility of violent behavior towards me by her.

When I told her I would do the public notice, she then threatened me again saying she would make my name/address public. That has no affect upon me because my name and address / email address is already public.

This is not the first time, I have had someone harass me and it won't be the last time. However, I am tired of dealing with this person, it has gone on far too long and as I mentioned before her actions have escalated. I have notified the police that if anything should happen to me, they are to knock on her door FIRST.


January 8, 2013

Who Took Johnny: The Film

This past summer filmmakers from the production company, RUMUR, came to shoot a one hour special on Johnny for MSNBC. As you know, there has been a lot of media about this case and I have dealt with countless producers. This is the first time in my experience that what filmmakers told me they were going to do actually happened. The piece aired on MSNBC in December called "Missing Johnny". At the time they made it clear to me that they wanted to make a full length film, and would do so once the TV special was made. I know that there is a lot of important material that had to left out of the TV version due to limited time that will hopefully end up in this longer version.

Now they are raising money via the website Kickstarter to pay for all the legal and post production costs associated with finishing the full-length, uncensored film.

Anyone can make a pledge for a particular reward (be it DVD or Producer credit), and if the project raises its goal money within the allotted time then they keep the money and the backers get their rewards. If they don't raise all the money, then the project gets nothing and the backers all get their money back.

They want to pre sell 500 DVDs (or 1000 downloads) in the next 10 days to get enough money (otherwise they won't get anything).

If enough people who care about the issue of missing and exploited children and human trafficking want to support the film then they will surely meet their goal, and it will guarantee that the longer version will be made available to anyone

Noreen Gosch

December 23rd 2012

Missing Johnny ... MSNBC TV SPECIAL PART 1

And now for the rest of the story.... Part Two of the Johnny Gosch story "WHO TOOK JOHNNY" See information on Facebook at "Rumur" or go to for details.

The Johnny Gosch Kidnapping An MSNBC documentary on the Johnny Gosch kidnapping. Broadcast 12/23/2012.

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Documentary, December 16th 2012


MSNBC-to-Air-MISSING-JOHNNY-Documentary-1216-20121130MSNBC’s dynamic news documentary series Maximum Drama continues to present thought-provoking stories with the premiere of “Missing Johnny,” an examination of the infamous thirty-year-old cold case of missing child Johnny Gosch –the first missing child to appear on a milk carton- on Sunday, December 16th at 9 pm ET. “Missing Johnny” focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about her missing son.

“Missing Johnny,” chronicles the endless intrigue and conspiracy theories surrounding the eyewitness sightings, physical evidence and case-turning discoveries which span across three decades. The documentary intertwines original interviews of all the main characters with archival news footage, home video and film material spanning 30 years. Interviews include the last adult to see Johnny, the West Des Moines police captain and a convicted child molester who says he took part in Johnny’s abduction.

The Maximum Drama series takes viewers to the places that are usually considered off limits and out of bounds. The season includes fascinating stories such as an investigation into the human trafficking industry in “Sex Slaves: Chicago,” as well as the premiere of “Ted Bundy’s Death Row Tapes.”

“Missing Johnny” is produced by
MSNBC and Rumur, Inc. David Beilinson, Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky are producers. Production Coordinator is Laurika Harris Kaye.

MSNBC, Michael Rubin is Vice President, Long Form Programming for MSNBC and Scott Hooker is Senior Executive Producer, Documentary Production and Development for MSNBC. Vicki Sufian is Senior Producer of “Missing Johnny” for MSNBC.

September 12th, 2012

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September 5, 2012

Dear Johnny,

It has been 30 long years since your were ripped away from your family and everything you knew in life to be good. On the day you were kidnapped, it was so difficult to believe such a thing could happen in a quiet neighborhood. Nothing like this had happened in our community before.

I could only imagine what was happening to you, the terror, fear and pain you endured. In the first days, thousands of people volunteered to help us search for you. Each time a search party would come back and had found nothing, I breathed a sigh of relief because perhaps it was a sign you were still alive.

My prayers for you were that you would be found safe but until that time God would be watching over you. Each night I prayed that some new idea would come to me to try that would bring you back home. Every morning there was something new to try, someone to reach who might help but in my heart I knew each minute, hour of every day was time out of your life.

Within a short time TV shows wanted to hear your story, as the shows would air, new leads were coming in to be worked. We hired a private investigator to work full time, it was at that point we began to get real answers. What we learned, no parent would want to know but we had to face the truth of why children are kidnapped. At that time, I not only missed you but the pain of now "knowing" what was happening was a walking nightmare. What you have suffered, no child should ever have to go through.

At times, I would remember you as a little boy and some of the things you said and did. One time, you told me at 5 yrs. old that you wanted a "blue castle cake for your birthday". I had no idea where you had seen that type of cake. But eventually, I found it in a cookbook the exact cake you described. Building the cake was a family project, you were so happy when it was finished that you didn't want to eat it. You told me you just wanted keep it forever.....

Every parent wants the best for their children and it breaks my heart to know that your innocence and childhood were robbed from you ... I wish you could be as happy as you were in this photo.

A short time after you were kidnapped, a neighbor lady called me and said " I would like to tell you what a fine boy you raised. Johnny helped my six year old son. One night after school some bullies were beating up my son and smashed his lunchbox, Johnny ran to help, he jumped in tossing each of the bullies onto the ground, telling them to get lost... they ran like the wind. Johnny then walked my little boy home. I just thought you should know what a kind boy you raised. " Johnny, you came back home and never mentioned the "good deed " you had done that day by helping the other little boy. It was very touching to hear, somehow it made me feel as though you were not so far away.

As years passed, we received valuable information that you were possibly still alive. Other victims contacted us, we had more pieces to place in this giant puzzle. Then came a real break, information that you were definitely still alive and had escaped reached us. You are grown now and do not look like the little boy who was kidnapped, so you can "hide in plain sight" and live. Even though that means it isn't possible for a normal family life, you are safe. That information surfaced a number of years ago, my hope is that you are still alive today.

It has been a very long 30 years and no one knows that better than you. I am proud of you, Johnny and hope you are able to see this message.

I love you,


(Noreen Gosch)

October 15, 2011

This week it was announced through the media that the State of Iowa was discontinuing the "Cold Case Task Force" in Polk County.  During the news report on NBC, they sited Johnny Gosch's kidnapping as well as a few other cases.   

It was reported they did not have the money for the Task Force to continue to investigate these cases..
Well it is news to  me and the Johnny Gosch Foundation that there was a Cold Case Task Force in Polk County. No one had ever contacted me or the Johnny Gosch Foundation regarding the case or any involvement of the Task Force.  I would suspect no one ever talked to the Martins or the Allen's  concerning their kidnapped boys either.  The West Des Moines Police and FBI have done precious little since the case began but absolutely nothing in the past 14 years.

It would have been more professional if they had at least sent some type of notice to the families of the victims.   Instead of them learning of this Task Force being shut down on a TV News Program.

Could this just be another way of closing these kidnap cases forever so that it would seem as though "it never happened here"??????    That would be my guess, since the WDMPD  have hounded me for my DNA for the past two years and I declined to give it to them.  We know they would have used the DNA to claim some body in a morgue somewhere in the country, saying it was Johnny and closing the case.   I was advised by my attorney to decline to give my DNA to anyone. 

Earlier in the year when a corpse was suspected to be Johnny in Colorado, the medical examiner called me and said the WDMPD had sent Johnny's dental records. She also told that the "WDMPD were pressuring her to say it was Johnny's body".

The examiner then stated that in the dental records there was a "tooth restoration" (filling) in a certain tooth. I replied "your corpse is not Johnny, he had a tooth restoration but in a different tooth".  There was dead silence on the phone and the  medical examiner finally said " oh so you have seen the dental records then"???    I replied " oh yes I have a set of them and know for certain your corpse is not Johnny.   So you should be asking yourself why would the WDMPD try to pressure you to say it is Johnny when they know full well it is not"?

Following that phone call, Jim Rothstein, retired New York Police Detective contacted the medical examiner and explained what has been going on in the Des Moines area concerning the cover up on the three kidnap cases.

This is just  a portion of the latest activity on this 29 year old case.

June 27, 2011

Vanished with Beth Holloway

Set in Philadelphia, West Des Moines, and Denver. Beth delves into three cold missing person's cases--a couple who vanished from the streets of downtown Philly, a teenage paperboy who became the first milk carton kid, and a little girl who loses her life but leaves behind a legacy of hope

March 19, 2011
The Johnny Gosch Story (Continued)

"Nancy Dis-Grace and her collection of foul mouthed  panel of idiot experts owe NOREEN GOSCH A PUBLIC APOLOGY for the attack upon her character during a recent TV show about her son Johnny..."

Enclosed is the name of the producer of the show who originally called Noreen making insulting comments.  If anyone reading this feels inclined to drop her a note I am sure she will appreciate hearing from the public.   Letters to Nancy Grace can be sent directly through CNN's webpage.  

Producer:    Bonnie Druker ...


Massive Arrests Made in Internet Pedophile Ring
Nearly 1,000,000 children reported missing every America Hundreds of thousands of children enslaved into America The following report only addresses the latest exposure and arrests. Hundreds of children set free.

Dear Friends,

Recently (last day or two) I wrote a release about the evil nature of pornography and how it degenerates leading to the potential and real sexual exploitation of children, and women.

Amazing Timing:  I just received a news story about the recent breakup and arrests of an international pedophile ring.  This appears to present a good example of the information I presented in my last release entitled "The Evil Dynamic to Pornography" leading to active deviance.   including some 70,000 members, tens of thousands of images and films of children being abused.  Over 230 children were rescued.

Arrest and Rescue:  "... Europol said in a statement that "Operation Rescue" had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety."  MSNBC.COM How many more are there?  How vast is this demonically inspired/influenced perversion of possession, addiction and abuse?  Where are they getting the children? Many of those arrested come from prominent/professional positions in their community.  Moral depravity defies demographic description. Vast amounts of images and films were taken as evidence.  When you read the article of how the site operated you can see the progression of degeneration. The article link is below.

Noreen Gosch and the Discovery:  Years ago one of our regular PreventingAbuseConference speakers,  Noreen Gosch, mother of kidnapping victim Johnny Gosch discovered her son was abducted by a national pedophile ring (30 years ago). A few years back she uncovered a massive Internet pornography network resulting in hundreds of arrests.    Below is a statement from her: 

"Human trafficking is fanned by the flames of "pornography".  The internet has made it easy for these perverted individuals to view [pornography] .... all types and soon that isn't enough to achieve their thrills, they must move on to something else which is often violating a child.   Addiction to [pornography] is the breeding ground for "human trafficking, murder and torture of young innocent victims."

Noreen Gosch, 3-17-11

Do You Remember?  

Remember the discovery of government officials from the SEC and Pentagon accessing pornography?  This presented national security concerns.  Could this recent Internet pedophile ring lead to national security threats?

How Many More Are There:  Here's my question:  How many more sites are operating?  How many more women and children are victimized?  Nearly 1,000,000 children reported missing every year.  Child pornography is the fastest growing on the Internet.  Where are they getting the children?  Hundreds of thousands of children trapped into America.

The Spiritual Dynamic to Sexual Exploitation:  When a person is sexually exploited they experience the ongoing tearing and destroying of the mind, body and soul.  To deal with the torment, many victims fall into mental compartmentalization i.e. multipersonality disorders schizophrenia).

The Evil of Perpetrators:   Perpetrators of child and women sexual exploitation are not necessarily just afflicted with a messed up gene.  These people are diabolically evil.  Consider this:  To victimize a woman or child that person(s) have to formulate the evil plan to capture the victim, over the cries and continual cry of torment they continue the victimization (some 30 times a day!!!) and yet some are murdered. Jesus said the evil one seeks to take life. 

Yet, Jesus came to give life.  John 10:10

What We Can Do:  We need to put pressure on the Justice Department to prosecute obscenity crimes, impact our culture to return to moral values that help protect children.  Support movies and media programming promoting sound moral values and elect government officials who support those timeless values.

Stay in Touch:  Stay tuned as we are about to announce our next PreventingAbuseConferences.

SUPPORT:  If you wish to support our work please go to and click the "Donate" link.  Your help and partnership is greatly appreciated. Through our conferences and work we are helping to stop the exploitation of the most innocent.

Thank you,

Tony Nassif President/Founder

ABOUT TONY NASSIF  Mr. Nassif is the founder and president of the Cedars Cultural and Educational Foundation and the PreventingAbuseConferences.  He has appeared on numerous broadcast media programs nationally and internationally including  Trinity Broadcasting, Today's Issue from American Family Association, Focus on the Family, VOICE of AMERICA, FOX NEWS and many more.  He also speaks to many and numerous groups and churches on public policy as well as human trafficking, etc.  To arrange a speaking engagement please email

March 3, 2011
The Johnny Gosch Story

I must admit it has been a long time since I have seen such a "dog and pony show" as that which I witnessed last night on the Nancy Grace program. I know that when they called Jim Rothstein, retired New York City Police Detective (who has been working on Johnny's case for over 12 years) to be on the show, they said " do you think Noreen would still come on the show if we called her". Jim said "no, she wouldn't".  I declined to do this show based on previous shows I had viewed by Nancy Grace, she is a very caustic, angry and bitter woman who attacks most all of her guests for no apparent reason. I have worked too hard for nearly 30 years to jeopardize this case by doing a TV show such as Nancy Grace.

In their attempt to tell Johnny Gosch's story they failed in so many areas and left the viewing audience with half truths or is that half lies. I find impossible to believe that the West Des Moines Police would have given the "entire case file on Johnny's case" to CNN to read. Yet the show host stated " the police did a lot on this case because I have read the entire file". The West Des Moines Police would have only sent "what they wanted the show to see".

As they talked about Paul Bonacci, discrediting him, they failed to mention that in court in February 1999, Federal Judge Urbom asked Bonacci to tell all the details of the Johnny Gosch kidnapping. Bonacci did so.... at the end of the proceedings, Judge Urbom ruled that "PAUL BONACCI WAS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE JOHNNY GOSCH KIDNAPPING". Yet as the show continued the host stated "Police have never been able to confirm that Bonacci was involved in Johnny's kidnapping". THE WEST DES MOINES POLICE DID NOT EVER QUESTION PAUL BONACCI ABOUT THE JOHNNY GOSCH KIDNAPPING, SO HOW COULD THEY PROVE OR DISPROVE ANYTHING. They failed to report that Bonacci had not been questioned.

About The phone calls which came to our home, again the show host failed to tell the audience that there was another person at my home and took the calls with me (we had two phones). They also knew Johnny and his voice. Yet the show host delighted in saying that I "imagined it". Good lord I have seen better drama at a high school play.

The show was aimed at one goal to attack and try to discredit me. Jim Rothstein did an amazing job of voicing the facts on the case when they allowed him enough air time to do so. It is very clear that the staff on the show as well as Nancy Grace herself are not well versed in this type of kidnapping. Nor did they take into account that there are two other unsolved kidnappings in Des Moines.... Eugene Martin and Marc Allen.

Now for your panel of so called experts. What a joke. Who was that bird that stated " there are so many runaway's that there is no need to kidnap kids" or words to that effect???? If that were true then why are there so many kidnapped children and why would there be a need for Nancy Grace to be doing shows on this subject? Seems like an "oxy moron" to me .... Heavy on the MORON.

The psychologist appeared to be "in the bag" on the show. Interesting that she seems capable of diagnosing a person whom she has never met. I laughed out loud when I heard her say that "Noreen had suffered depression and wanted to believe all these things happened". I have never suffered from any condition at all. I could see from the beginning how this case was being handled so someone had to do something and it was me. I started the private investigation by hiring a P.I. within a few short weeks after the kidnapping and the rest is history.

When I told the police chief I was going to hire a P.I., he began yelling and screaming telling me I was not allowed to hire anyone. The police chief had a great deal to hide. When the private detectives started on the job the first day. The WDMPD arrested them in an act of protest. Unbelievable are the things this police chief did to try and stop my private investigation. However, none of that saw air time last night did it? The former police chief was relieved of his duties several months after Johnny's kidnapping. He had a history of being drunk on the job and prior to Johnny's kidnapping, 21 of his own staff filed a protest against him. So this was not a smooth operating police department at the time of Johnny's kidnapping.

During the period of time before the Franklin Scandal was exposed, there were parties involving minors, attended by that police chief. No wonder he was trying to stop Johnny's investigation. Shortly after he left office, he was arrested at Target for shop lifting a number of items. There were big headlines in the newspaper here following that arrest.

As Jim Rothstein stated on the show " he based his statements on experience". However, each time Jim stated the facts that actually happened, they quickly changed to the next subject of attack against me. I doubt that any of the so called panel of experts ever worked on a kidnapping case, except for Mark Klaas, who's daughter was kidnapped and murdered. I wonder if Mark Klaas was the guest on the show if he would have been treated in the same accusatory manner. Johnny's case is very different than most other cases.


October 15, 2010

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June 17, 2010

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May 21, 2010


It has come to my attention that there is an effort underway to "expose" my son, Johnny and force him out of his present location. I am NOT involved in this and do not approve. I think it is dangerous to not only him but to others.

I am releasing this statement so my son, Johnny and others, will know that I am not a part of this plan. Nor will I give my "DNA" or other requested information to those who are involved. By no means is this an admission that I'm giving up on seeing Johnny again but right now his safety as well as the safety of others is a prime concern. I will not be a part of jeopardizing their safety. The continued support and efforts of all those that have came forward over the years has been very significant in getting me to where we are today and I look forward to your continued support and prayers


May 6, 2010


November 12 - Every Year

Johnny, Do you remember when you asked me to make this cake for you? You had seen a picture of it in a cookbook and thought a "blue castle cake" would be neat. We went to the store and bought all the items and built this cake together. You loved it so much you didn't want to ever cut it and eat it. You were 5 years old in this photo. I hope you have a Happy Birthday, where ever you are living.




December 17, 2008 - Adam Walsh Case

I am very happy to hear of the recent resolution on Adam Walsh's case. I understand how frustrating it is for parents of a missing child to not have closure. John Walsh has been very vocal about the mistakes made in the investigation by the Hollywood, Fl. Police Dept. In the end, they decided to review the evidence in the case and determined that Ottis Toole was indeed guilty of murdering Adam.

I urge the police in West Des Moines and Des Moines Iowa to do the same. To review all the evidence on the following cases and work together to bring resolution:

Johnny Gosch kidnapped 9/5/82
Eugene Martin kidnapped 8/84
Marc Allen kidnapped 3/86.

These three boys were all close to the same age and kidnapped from the Des Moines/West Des Moines , Iowa area. To date there has been no resolution on any of the cases by authorities. Why?

Noreen N. Gosch


July 12, 2008 - NEW INFORMATION!

I have had the following composite drawing for some time and am releasing it now due to new information on Johnny's case. You will see one photo/composite is from 1982 the second is the same man approximately 10 years later. There is further information concerning this man which will be released at a later time.

Johnny Gosch Kidnapper Composite SketchThe second man involved in the kidnapping of Johnny Gosch, Sept. 5th, 1982. His name is Tony... He followed Johnny down the street shot Johnny with a stun gun and after he dropped to the ground, grabbed Johnny and threw him in the back seat of the kidnap car. The dark areas on his cheeks are "severe pock marks from acne scarring". This has been consistent in the description given by all witness's.






Johnny Gosch Composite Sketch Number 2 KidnapperThis is a updated version of Tony approximately ten years after Johnny's kidnapping, showing him with a different hairstyle. He is wanted in at least 4 other kidnappings and the children have never been found. The dark areas on his cheeks are "severe pock marks from acne scarring". This has been consistent in the description given by all witness's.







July 3, 2008

Noreen Comments to follow....but this is a series of videos newly released to Noreen from the same courageous young man listed in the report below....the whole video is around 27 minutes while this man walks around Omaha...we broke it up into  3 segments because of You Tube current time length limits...


June 22-24, 2008


Please take time to look at these links.... the first two are short videos which will amaze you. The information is all about the Franklin Scandal which took place in Omaha Nebraska. A very courageous young man is bring out the information that happened to him.

What took place there is horrific.
You will find a great deal of ACCURATE INFORMATION about my son's case.  - Noreen

March 13, 2008

Some Message Boards Spreading Lot of Incorrect Information

There seems to be someone on a message board who is spreading a lot of incorrect information and saying they are direct quotes from me.  I have never talked to this person so I do need to post this information to more or less stop this activity...



February 14, 2008

Most Recent Photo of Johnny Gosch

I received this photo recently, it is like so many others, as Johnny appears bound and gagged once again. However, this photo has something very significant in the background. It is a laundry bag from a "camp". The photo was taken in the early 1980's not long after my son was kidnapped. This photo appeared on a Russian Pedophile Website around Thanksgiving 2007 and sent to me a short time later. Someone has had it in their possession/collection for a very long time.

If there are viewers of my website who are familiar with this camp, please email me at: I would appreciate any information you may have to share. I have obtained many photos of my son, as well as other boys which were taken in this same room. Apparently this location was used for some activities with children.


September 05, 2007

Johnny Gosch: 25 Years of Heart Break and Service

It's a story that catapulted Iowa into the national spotlight, changed state law and continues to draw awareness to human trafficking. It's a recurring nightmare for parents across the nation... and a living nightmare for Noreen Gosch that has unwillingly launched her into a life of public service.

On this day 25 years ago, Johnny Gosch left his home to work his Des Moines Register paper route. What happened after that has been the subject of speculation. According to Noreen Gosch, two men approached him, he was thrown into a vehicle and kidnapped.

"Last September I received a packet of photographs," Gosch said during an abuse prevention conference in Cedar Rapids. The image of a young boy, hog-tied and wearing only his underpants and socks illuminated the wall beside her. "This is my son Johnny near the time when he was kidnapped. His is still 12-years-old in this picture."

Gasps and sobs filled the hotel conference room on that day in May, but Gosch stood in quiet testimony to what she believed happened to her son 25 years ago.

"I knew immediately it was my son and it has also been confirmed by forensic specialists at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who have examined and compared [the photos] with existing pictures I had," she said.

West Des Moines police are no longer tracking the origin of the photos, reports the Register. They stopped after a Florida investigator said the photos stemmed from a case he investigated prior to Johnny's disappearance.

Early this morning, Gosch wrote a personal note to her son on the website she created in his honor.

"You are loved and missed by all of your family," she wrote. "It is important for you to know that we have tried everything possible to bring resolution to your case, to make it safe for you to live your life. All of the information which we have researched and collected has been given to the FBI, it is in their hands now... If nothing is done then we will all know that they did not go forward with it.

"My hope is that the latest report saying you are still alive is true and that one day we will be able to see each other again."

She also posted a list of the things she knows 25 years after her son was kidnapped. She begins the list with noting how it all feels "like it was yesterday."

Gosch believes her son was taken for the purpose of satisfying pedophiles, that he was sold into a human trafficking network. She's had reports that he is alive and living in fear his life will be ended by those who wish to silence his knowledge of the trafficking network. And, of course, that the photos sent to her last fall are of her son and were taken shortly after he was kidnapped.

A month after Johnny was taken, Noreen founded The Johnny Gosch Foundation and developed a program called "In Defense of Children." She has toured the nation, providing nearly 1,000 personal appearances on missing children, law enforcement, human trafficking and overall awareness. On July 1, 1984 a bill she authored -- the Johnny Gosch Bill -- was passed into Iowa law. It mandates immediate police involvement when a child is missing. It has since been adopted by eight additional states.

That same year, she traveled to Washington, D.C. and testified before Congress as a part of hearings on organized crime. Her testimony led to death threats and also, in part, the eventual establishment of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She was invited by Pres. Ronald Reagan to the opening and dedication of the center.

She has also worked on two documentaries, one for HBO and another for the State Department. Her story and Johnny's story was the focus of a book, "Why Johnny Can't Come Home" that originally published in 2000.


September 5, 2007


You are loved and missed by all of your family. It is important for you to know that we have tried everything possible to bring resolution to your case, to make it safe for you to live your life. All of the information which we have researched and collected has been given to the FBI, it is in their hands now.....

If nothing is done then we will all know that they did not go forward with it.

My hope is that the latest report saying you are still alive is true and that one day we will be able to see each other again.





September 5th, 2007  is the 25th anniversary of the kidnapping of my son Johnny Gosch.  It is amazing how such a marking of time can many times still "feel like it was yesterday".  

He was kidnapped on September 5th, 1982, while delivering his Des Moines Register Sunday paper.    There were a number of witness's to the kidnapping who all saw the men and the car.  

After 25 years.... This is what we now know:  

1. Johnny was a victim of a human/child trafficking network.

2. He was taken for the purpose of satisfying pedophiles for a profit for those who took him.

3. Reports say he is still alive, living under another identity.... still fearing for his life after escaping from the network a number of years ago.

4. Many changes and progress have taken place since the plight of these missing children has been brought out to the public.   This happens only because of the continued work by the parents of the missing and those who are assisting us.

5. Photos sent to me ARE MY SON..... they have all been verified.  In addition to those photos I have received hundreds of other photos of children, some featured with pedophiles but all bound and gagged.  Those photos have been given to the FBI and we are in hopes they will do something. 

6. The work continues on Johnny's case as there has not yet been any resolution.

I want to thank all of the people who have assisted me during these long 25 years.  The list is so long, it is impossible to name everyone but you all know who you are and what you have done to contribute.  I am most grateful.

Thank you,




June 18, 2007 - TODAY'S NEWS!

Britain, U.S. break up online pedophile ring

700 investigated; 31 children rescued as authorities shut global operation

Suffolk Police Constabulary via AP

Timothy David Martyn Cox, who was convicted of possessing and distributing indecent images, ran an Internet chat room that police in Britain infiltrated as part of the pedophile operation.

Updated: 12:11 p.m. ET June 18, 2007

LONDON - British police, aided by U.S. authorities, have smashed a global Internet pedophile ring that broadcast live-streamed videos of children being abused, investigating more than 700 suspects worldwide and rescuing 31 children in a 10-month probe, officials said Monday.

Some 200 suspects are based in Britain, said the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center, a government agency. Of the 31 children, some only a few months old, more than 15 were in Britain, the center said. British authorities would not give a breakdown of where the other suspects or children came from, but said more than half the suspects in Britain were already being prosecuted.

The ring was traced to an Internet chat room called “Kids the Light of Our Lives” that featured images of children being subjected to horrific sexual abuse, including the streaming live videos.

Authorities said they used surveillance tactics normally used against terrorism suspects and drug traffickers to infiltrate the pedophile ring at its highest level.

Officials said the United States, Canada and Australia were Britain’s main partners in the investigation, which involved agencies from 35 countries. The international investigation dated back to August 2006 until the ringleader’s sentencing Monday.

A tip from Canada
The international probe began after Canadian officials — conducting their own long-running pedophile investigation — tipped off authorities in London about a possible British link.

A Canadian official said authorities there have arrested 24 Canadians and rescued seven Canadian children since late 2005.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement joined the British-led operation in December. U.S. officials declined to comment because their investigation is continuing in at least 12 states.

It was unclear whether any of the rescued children had been reported missing, but authorities said the investigation was not linked to the widely publicized disappearance of Madeleine McCann, a 4-year-old British girl who vanished nearly two months ago in southern Portugal.

Toronto police conducted online surveillance along with British police, said Detective Sgt. Kim Scanlan of the Toronto police sex crimes unit, who confirmed the Canadian arrests and rescues of children that began before the British-led probe.

‘It's a good day’
“Every arrest we make we seize computers and information, so there are a number of ongoing investigations,” Scanlan said. “There’s just been great cooperation. It’s a good day, but it’s one day out of many.”

In Germany, police are investigating two men in connection with the breakup of the ring, the country’s Federal Crime Office said.

The host of the chat room, Timothy David Martyn Cox, 27, of Buxhall, who used the online identity “Son of God,” admitted to nine counts of possessing and distributing indecent images, authorities said.

Cox was given an indeterminate jail sentence Monday at a court in eastern England. That means he will remain in prison until authorities determine he is no longer a threat to children.

“Today’s verdict serves as a powerful warning to those using the Internet to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children,” said Jim Gamble, the child protection center’s chief executive.

Cox was identified after intelligence linking the chat room to Britain was passed on to the child protection center by Canadian authorities in August 2006. The center is an agency under the Home Office that is made up of officers with special experience in tracking and prosecuting sex offenders.

Cox also had been a member of a U.S.-based online pedophile ring shut down by U.S. authorities in March 2006, Gamble said.

‘Son of God’
The host of the “Kiddypics” and “Kiddyvids” site in the earlier case adopted the username “G.O.D.,” and Cox’s online identity “Son of God” was believed to be a reference. It was not immediately clear whether the ongoing U.S. investigation also involved that earlier site.

After Cox’s arrest on Sept. 28, 2006, British, Canadian and Australian authorities were able to infiltrate the chat room and collect evidence on the other members. Officers posed as contributors and even pretended to be Cox, running the chat room for 10 days.

At no point did officers distribute illegal images.

Forensic teams examining Cox’s computer found 75,960 indecent and explicit images in addition to evidence that he had supplied 11,491 images to other site users.

A man described as Cox’s lieutenant, Gordon Mackintosh, tried to resurrect the chat room in January. Authorities in Britain, Canada, Australia and the U.S. again infiltrated the operation.

Upon Mackintosh’s arrest in January, authorities assumed his identity online and ran the chat room for three days while collecting information on offenders who traded images.

Mackintosh, 33, has pleaded guilty to 27 charges of making, possessing and distributing indecent images and videos. He is awaiting sentencing.


© 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

June 18, 2007 - TODAY'S NEWS!

Police arrest woman linked to China baby trafficking

BEIJING (AFP) - A woman in China suspected of being involved in the trafficking of 118 baby girls has been arrested after four years on the run, state press reported Tuesday.

Ji Xiulan, believed to be aged in her 60s, had been a fugitive since the trafficking ring was busted in 2003 but was arrested in a village in central China's Henan province on June 15, the Beijing Times reported.  Ji was suspected of having been involved in buying trafficked babies from southern China's Guangxi region, the report said.

 The 2003 arrest of the ringleaders of the gang exposed a network of trafficking in baby girls that spread from Guangxi to Henan, Anhui and Hubei provinces in central and eastern China, the report said.  The case broke when police found 28 drugged and tied-up baby girls -- none over three months old -- in bags on board a bus bound for northern cities. One of the babies died while being smuggled, reports at the time said.

 In July 2004, 54 people from Yulin city in Guangxi region were convicted of trafficking 118 girls between 2001 and 2003.  Two people from Yulin were sentenced to death over that case and more than 100 outside Guangxi were convicted, of whom at least one was executed, state press reports at the time said.

 The case has been linked to China's "one child" family planning policy that has sharpened traditional values preferring boys over girls and leading to many mothers selling or giving away their baby daughters in the hopes of later having a son.  Many defendants in the case refused to admit wrongdoing, insisting they were providing a humanitarian service as many of the trafficked girls went to childless couples in cities, earlier press reports on the scandal said.


June 18, 2007 - TODAY'S NEWS!

Police Infiltrate Pedophile Ring, Arrest 700
More Than Two Dozen Children Rescued

Check out this website:



May 25, 2007 

As part of the National Missing Children Day we have created a
dedication feature for all children.

Use this to pin up a ribbon or flowers for a missing child anywhere in
the world. Our goal is to get as many ribbons up as possible. Please
take the above link and pass it around to as many places as you can,
lets all offer our wishes and prayers to those still missing.

May 7, 2007 

May 5, 2007 



This is a website that was developed by a young man in Florida. He developed a database search for missing children. We have put this link on our  website. If you just click on the state and it will bring up all of the missing kids in that state. Very handy. He is also carrying stories/information about missing children. Just click on the graphic.

Thank you so much.


March 18, 2007 


Thank you to those who provided the necessary information regarding the latest photos on my website. Your information is appreciated. Here is what we have learned!

These photos are frames from a video/movie which was made in another country... it is believed to be Poland. This film has many other frames which could not be shown due to their explicit and violent nature. Films which are made with consenting adults is another story, issue, subject or any word people choose to describe it. It is exploitation of a child which is the issue with this film. However, there are a some unanswered questions.

  • Why is this film being circulated on pedophile websites?

  • Why is this type of violence being done to a child on film?

  • Who is the boy they are using?

  • Some say the boy cooperated..... WHAT DO YOU THINK?

  • Would you want your child appearing in such a film for the pleasure of pedophiles to view on their websites?

Over the past five months, I have received hundreds of photos There photos are of my son Johnny included, but also many other children. The children in the photos are bound & gagged. Upon close investigation of these photos, we have seen the following:

  • The children's hands swollen, with a blue/purple color still with the ropes tightly on their wrists, cutting off their circulation. 

  • Close ups of the children's faces with tears running down their faces. 

  • Deep red marks on their faces made from the tight gags in their mouth. 

  • Rope burns on their wrists and ankles. 

  • Obvious staining of their clothing showing signs of the sexual abuse (sodomy) they had received.

The physical, sexual, emotional abuse to children is continuing at an alarming rate in our country and world. One aspect is .... Child/Human Trafficking. Some are making a profit off from showing this material.... using other peoples children. Everyone who reads this should be angry and concerned. If they did this to my son, Johnny age 12 when he was kidnapped ... they can do it to your child next. There is nothing preventing it.. This type of criminal knows the laws are weak and most likely they would not be caught. I take particular exception to this because one of the kids they kidnapped and used was my son ...... Johnny Gosch.



March 04, 2007

I received the following photos which are very disturbing but we are posting them on the website because there are adults in the photos and we are in hopes someone might recognize the men shown. If you do recognize them, please write to me at

Thank you,


February 16, 2007

I have been contacted by many people who follow my website asking for me to post something concerning the kidnapping of the two boys in Missouri.  I feel a great deal of compassion for both boys and their families after what has happened to them.  There is still a great deal ahead for them concerning all of the legal issues but with the support of their families they will go on to live healthy productive lives. 
James M. Rothstein, Ret. NYCPD Detective is an expert in the field of investigation of pedophile activity and crimes against children.    Mr. Rothstein has been investigating Johnny's case for over ten years and has written a very comprehensive report on the ORGANIZED PEDOPHILIA AND THE CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, which we no know as HUMAN TRAFFICKING.  He is sharing this report, it will shed light upon the issue of missing and exploited children in all categories.   Throughout the report, you will see that some names have been removed for legal reasons.  Mr. Rothstein has also proposed needed legislation which is included in the report. 


On the streets of every city in America there are thousands of children, both boys and girls, selling themselves into prostitution. Almost nothing is done to discourage this. Some of these children are on their own, others are preyed upon by older children who exploit them. Surrounding and controlling these children, who have been manipulated and forced into utter physical, sexual, and emotional degradation in their daily lives, are their procurers and abusers who are even more depraved. It is these procurers and abusers who criminally and sexually exploit these children for commercial purposes: pornography, prostitution, extortion, blackmail, and human compromise; not to mention larceny, burglary, and other criminal activities. 
Police make many arrests of child molesters and pedophiles who troll for children around bus terminals, arcades, and malls. Rarely are the exploiters, who operate telephone call services, pedophile exchanges, sex clubs, and pornography rings, arrested and successfully prosecuted.
Despite public concern, even outrage, little is done beyond expressions of outrage. Why is this? This certainly is not because there is a lack of information. Everyday there are reports of children who are abducted or disappear off the face of the earth, or so it seems to the families who lose their children, when in fact they become the victims of a society which is divided into five separate groups: family, homosexual, commercial, serial killers and occult.

FAMILY – Within the family group you have an inherited or given trust between the children and their elders. This group is made up of schools, institutions, religions, and step families. Because of the close relationships between the elders and the children, if child abuse or pedophilia occurs, they are difficult to uncover and corroborate. The schools, institutions, and religious sects become candy stores for the pedophile or child abuser. There are many documented cases of pedophilia and child abuse within the family group throughout the United States, such as the Clemons case in Florida and the McMartin case in California.

Children are placed or held in institutions because of physical, mental, correctional or family problems. In the early 1970’s, numerous children were taken from a Chicago institution and sent to Texas, to another institution where they were then used for sexual purposes. (name deleted) of the Illinois State Police investigated this case and stopped the practice.

Within the religious group an unprecedented number of cases are coming to light, such as the Porter case in Massachusetts. Father Porter violated numerous altar boys over a span of twenty-five years in various parishes in Massachusetts. When accusations are made against a Roman Catholic priest, the priests are transferred to another parish, diocese or religious institution and are allowed to continue their perverse habit without interference from the law.

St. Johns Abbey of the Benedictine Order, in Collegeville, Minnesota, is a classic example of how the Catholic Church covers up child abuse in the Church. Over a 30 year period of time there were hundreds of abuse cases and suicides related to the abuse. In 2002, Josh Guimond, a student at St. Johns, disappeared in the middle of the night under suspicious circumstances. The investigation that followed was a coverup and anyone who dared look into the case was harassed. The Abbot, John Klassen, admitted that there were at least 13 pedophile priests at the Abbey. Yet, there were no arrests or prosecutions by either local, state, or federal authorities over this 30 year period of time. A sophomore at Albany High School, in Albany, Minnesota, asks, “Why is St. Johns above the law?” The local and state media keep their reports of the abuse which has occurred there to a bare minimum, and then only publishes these reports after they have appeared in the national media. Why?

The Porter case and others at the time brought to light a new investigative technique which has been referred to as repressed or recovered memory. This psychological tool has been used in a number of cases prosecuting pedophiles and child abusers. This novel approach has not yet been proven to be scientifically valid. When this method is used without additional objective and corroborating evidence, wrongful accusations and prosecutions can result. This problem is well documented in an article written by Lawrence Wright in the May 24, 1993, edition of New Yorker Magazine. In this article, Mr. Wright describes how, in some cases, after additional research was done, this “recovered memory” method was shown to be flawed, causing those cases to fall apart and resulting in the needless and unwarranted destruction of the family.

As heinous as these crimes of sexual exploitation of children are, an over zealous uninformed law enforcement agency or prosecutor, who uses less than scientific investigative methods to conduct a “witch hunt,” can wreak havoc on our society. Abusive, unwarranted prosecutions based on unscientific and improper investigative methods used by police and prosecutors do not help to provide any real solution to this problem of the criminal sexual exploitation of children. Rather, they consume valuable and very limited resources and help allow many offenders to continue their crimes against children un-abated. This novel approach “recovered memory” is an interesting new method, but it must be closely monitored until it is an exact science, and there must be additional corroboration with its use in any prosecution.

HOMOSEXUAL – For the purpose of this report, the true homosexual pedophile is distinct from the more violent serial killers described later. The homosexual believes he is not hurting the child, but is in fact offering him a better life style. The child is given all the worldly possessions they desire and are told that their parents do not want him. This is a common and effective ploy used to keep the child. After the child has been in the clutches of the pedophile community for more than seventy-two hours, that child is generally lost to society. The child’s fear of parents and friends finding out about the degradation in which that child has been involved, keeps that child from leaving.
A notorious homosexual pedophile and procurer, Ben Rose, is a classic example of the mentality observed in this group. Ben Rose was arrested after an investigation by the New York Police Department at his residence on St. Mark’s Place in New York City during the summer of 1972. At the time of the arrest, he had in his possession three young boy ages 14-15 years, who had been transported by him from Baltimore to New York City for the specific purpose of sexual exploitation. Upon his arrest, he agreed to cooperate with the New York City Police Department and an investigation was begun under the code name GAFF. This investigation uncovered the commercial part of pedophilia and child abuse.

COMMERCIAL – The commercial group includes child pornography, prostitution, pimping, extortion, and human intelligence. Child pornography, prostitution, and pimping are well organized and promoted throughout the pedophile community. Because of Ben Rose’s cooperation with investigators, many of the rumors and information under investigation were verified. He informed the New York City Detectives that in November of 1971, three boys, ages 14-15 years, were sexually abused and then murdered in his apartment on East 64th Street in New York City by three men he identified as Dr. (name deleted) (a surgeon), (name deleted) (OPEC), and (name deleted) (CIA). The bodies were then transported to Connecticut by car and then buried on a farm. Under the GAFF investigation these murders were to be assigned to other investigators in the New York City Police Department, but then disappeared in the hierarchy of the Department.

A second investigation conducted in the mid 1970’s, by the Police Department during which thirteen homicides, plus the murder of these 14-15 year old boys at Ben Rose’s apartment, were investigated under the code name OPERATION TOGETHER. This investigation was under the command of Deputy Inspector John Colin. At a critical point in the investigation, it was stopped. Inspector Colin was demoted and forced into retirement.

The third investigation was done by the New York State Select Committee on Crime. This Committee served subpoenas on both (name deleted) and (name deleted). When (name deleted) was served with the subpoena and questioned by the detectives, he informed them that because he worked for the CIA, the subpoena would be quashed, invoking National Security. He was correct, because before the detectives returned to their offices, the subpoena was withdrawn. One wonders what part of the National Security Act allows the murder of children.

(name deleted) was also served, questioned, and appeared at the committee’s offices. He did not testify. As in all cases of this magnitude, the attorney who represented these politically connected pedophiles was Enid Gerling of New York, who also represented both (names deleted).

Enid Gerling stated at that time that the investigation was on the right track and should not stop. In conversations with Gerling over the past number of years, she has often stated that she owes these individuals no allegiance and would gladly give them up.

During the investigation by the New York State Select Committee on Crime, information was received that Roy Cohn (famed attorney who represented Senator Joe McCarthy at the notorious McCarthy Hearings) helped in covering up the murder and the disposal of the bodies. When Cohn was questioned about the murder of the three 14-15 year old boys at Ben Rose’s apartment, he stated that he was aware of what had happened, but would comment no further. Information at that time was that Cohn was often used to compromise people and, if situations such as those described by Rose occurred, Cohn would take care of them.
Rose also supplied information as to the methamphetamine sales in juice bars owned by organized crime. These bars were meeting places for children, pedophiles, and various pedophile rings. The investigation into this activity was again buried in the hierarchy of the Police Department and not investigated. As a direct result of this investigation, Police Officer Richard Johnson of the New York City Police Department, a primary investigator, became the subject of a bombing of his residence. Recent information is that the contract was ordered by someone inside the New York City Police Department. This case is unsolved and the cover up continues to this day.

In the summer of 1966, at 301 West 45 Street, one of the most notorious procurers of children, Willie Dunn, was caught with eight young boys in his apartment. These boys ranged in age from 14-17 years. The boys were let go and Dunn was sent on his way based on the faulty premise asserted by the police department hierarchy that no crime had been directly observed. Over the years Dunn perfected his ways of procuring children to the point where he traveled the United States in a Winnebago Motor Home kidnapping, picking up, and transporting children to pedophiles wherever they were needed.
In 1977-78, Willie Dunn was on trial in Norfolk, Virginia, by federal authorities for charges stemming from a stolen check fraud. In US vs Dunn, in Norfolk Federal Court, Dunn, acting as his own attorney, was able to tell the court that he was in fact a victim because of the Bronfman kidnapping. The case was covered for the media by Penciak of the Associated Press and when the story was given to the New York Press, it only ran in the first edition.

Another investigation led to a major supplier of children to pedophiles throughout the United States. In 1977, information was obtained from a high level informant, Dale Smith aka Dale St-Clair, who was in the child prostitution business. Dale Smith had inside information that a Paul Abrams was a procurer with connections to other procurers. They had stables with substantial stocks of flesh available. Abrams catered to the so-called elite, influential, and wealthy of our society. With Dale Smith’s information, evidence was developed for a wiretap order. When the District Attorney, (name deleted) of New York, was approached for a wiretap order, he refused, knowing full well that it would expose many prominent people as pedophiles. On November 28, 1977, Paul Abrams’ operation at 230 Central Park West in New York City, was raided by the New York City Police Department. The New York Daily News, at the time, stated hundreds and hundreds of names were found in the raid. These actions prevented a full scale investigation, which is always the case.

During the summer of 1967, a well organized movement of prostitutes into New York City by pimps throughout the United States was observed. Young girls were shipped back and forth across the country as they were needed. The core cities were Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Columbus, Ohio, with most major cities in the United States used as sales outlets. New York City Detectives were able to establish a liaison with Minneapolis and Columbus. Information was exchanged and a pattern developed. In the mid 1970’s, members of the New York City Police Department were able to convince investigators of the IRS and agents from the FBI to join the investigation. A joint investigation was launched and eleven of the top twelve pimps were convicted of various crimes, virtually breaking the back of the organization. Prostitution is not a victimless crime. The victim is the prostitute.

The intelligence obtained over this period of time made it possible to locate missing girls from across the United States, who had fallen into prostitution, to be located in a matter of days either dead or alive. After the cases were completed, the FBI agents were given different assignments.

In 1976-77, the New York State Select Committee on Crime conducted hearings on prostitution. Testimony was given by a number of prostitutes from around the United States describing their activities. A film was produced by Brian Kelly which graphically describes how these children were abused and murdered.

The hierarchy of the New York City Police Department refused to cooperate with the investigation and hearings, in fact, harassed the detectives assigned to the investigation.

HUMAN INTELLIGENCE – is a fancy way of describing how the Intelligence Community uses children to compromise anybody they deem necessary. Extortion and human intelligence often are byproducts of pornography and prostitution. In 1992, after two hours of conversation with Michael Ricconiscutto (who has admitted a long involvement with (names deleted), and other covert operations) concerning the types of operations he had been involved in during his lifetime, it became apparent that he had become involved at a very young age. When asked, he stated that at the age of 13, while visiting Chile with members of the Chilean Council, he was recruited by (name deleted) of the CIA. At this point Ricconiscutto was asked if he had been in fact become a “chicken”, a term used by pedophiles to represent the children they prey on. He stated “Yes, and that he had also been trained in the fine art of human intelligence.”

The Catholic Church has become a victim of compromise. At the end of WWII, James “Jesus” Angelton, of the OSS-CIA, was able to compromise the Vatican and thereby allow what was known as “ODESSA” to get a foothold into the Vatican. Years later Bishop Hnilica helped the KGB to exert their influence on the Vatican. After these two influences were in place, they were able to expand on a weakness in the church, PEDOPHILIA. This led to the scandal that has been exposed in the Catholic Church, which is only the tip of the iceberg. For instance, from the days of Cardinal Spellman (nicknamed “NELLIE”, a known pedophile) in New York City to the present, no scandals have been made public. There is no way that these hidden scandals will be made public as long as (name deleted) or someone like him is the District Attorney in New York City. Any District Attorney or Prosecutor who routinely covers up these crimes against children by politically connected pedophiles, assures these crimes against children will remain hidden from the public.

SERIAL KILLERS – This group consists of individuals who are sadistic in attaining their sexual pleasures. These individuals usually live in their own world and are by far the most dangerous and difficult to identify. Within this group the victims are generally tortured, mutilated, and sexually abused. These offenders tend to be loners and their crimes often occur in different police jurisdictions. This alone makes it difficult for law enforcement to establish links and patterns between their crimes, thus limiting the effectiveness of their investigations. In many cases these perpetrators will move from town to town or state to state to avoid discovery and prosecution. Often they go undetected because law enforcement is so localized. The case histories of two notorious serial killers, Ted Bundy and Geoffrey Dahmer, leave no doubt that law enforcement is ill equipped to deal with these types of serial killers. In both cases, officers failed to recognize clues that could have curtailed these killings at earlier stages of the investigations.

OCCULT – Satanic worship, with its many subculture groups, usually revolves around secret societies comprised of individuals who worship Satan or some other god to which they offer sacrifices. These sacrifices may be animal or human.

In Aroostook County, Maine, in late 1988, two Catholic parish priests were approached by a parishioner who stated that persons known to her wanted to sacrifice her young baby. The priests, shocked by this revelation, discussed the matter among themselves and, at the time of the child’s baptism, footprinted the baby. They stated that this was done so that if at any time the child disappeared or died, a record would be on file for the authorities.

In Matamores, Mexico, a young American college student was abducted from the streets and sacrificed in a satanic ritual. This particular ritual had been described to New York Detectives by Maria Lazo, a high priestess in the occult, during Operation Together.

In his book The Ultimate Evil, respected author Maury Terry wrote about the “Son of Sam” killings in New York City. At the time of David Berkowitz’s arrest, the official line of the New York Police Department was that Son of Sam had acted alone in the murders.

In his subsequent investigation, Maury Terry discovered that these “Son of Sam” killings were, in fact, satanic ritual killings. During Berkowitz’s imprisonment, after his conviction and sentencing, Maury Terry has had repeated interviews with him. During these interviews Berkowitz gave Maury Terry inside information about what was actually involved in these rituals and subsequent murders associated with them.

Ken Lanning, who was the spokesman for the FBI, has stated on many occasions that there are no documented cases of satanic murders. This is hard to believe, but the FBI has had a policy of not getting involved in the actual investigations and, therefore, relies on its information from reading other law enforcement reports. The FBI, under present mandates, does not have jurisdiction in many instances.

An incident in early 1980, may best illustrate the mentality of the FBI and its agents. An unnamed FBI agent met with retired New York City Detective James Rothstein and stated that he was about to be assigned to an investigation into the world of pedophilia. He asked just how far he could go with such an investigation, without suffering the consequences, such as being transferred to Montana. He was advised accordingly.

The information contained in this report is based upon hundreds of investigations and observations made by Detective Rothstein, between 1968 and 1980, as a Detective in the New York City Police Department. Thousands of interrogations and interviews were conducted with prostitutes, pimps, and pedophiles. Detective Rothstein has testified as an expert in both Federal and State Courts on prostitution, pimping, and pornography. Since his retirement in 1980, Detective Rothstein has remained active in following up on the investigations he started during his career with the New York City Department. As a result of this continued research of over twenty-five years, he has developed a national and international network of researchers and investigators who document the ongoing occurrence and extent of pedophilia and child abuse worldwide. This network has discovered a major increase in this criminal sexual exploitation of our children throughout the United States of America, and as well as for children worldwide in recent years. Through his ongoing research efforts and frequent communications with these other researchers, Detective Rothstein has noted the emergence of certain patterns and profiles associated with this serious and criminal sexual exploitation of our children.

In most investigations into pedophilia and child abuse, the investigators, federal and local, will initially do an honest and in-depth investigation, but when a certain level of progress is attained, the investigations are stopped or compromised. Again one asks the question, “Why is this?” To this date there is no high profile case that has ever been investigated to the fullest extent and then prosecuted in the court of the United States. Why? Three examples of this can be found in the following cases: a) The Finders – Florida and Washington D.C.; b) Franklin Coverup – Nebraska; c) St. Johns Abbey – Minnesota.

In segments of the family, homosexual, commercial, serial killer, and the occult, the pedophile and child abuser feel that they are above the law. They believe that because of their contacts, position in society, or the secrecy of their actions, if caught, they can use these connections to coverup their criminal activities. In most cases this is true and known throughout the pedophile subculture.

In April of 2005, information was received from a “source” who stated he had been a Field Analyst for the CIA. The “source” stated that, as a result of the Johnny Gosch kidnapping on September 5, 1982, he and 19 others were assigned to do an investigation to make sure that the CIA or a rogue element of the CIA was not involved in using children. The fear was that Foreign Intelligence operations would classify them as a bunch of pedophiles. The “source” stated he was selected because of “special qualifications” he had, which would allow him to penetrate this subculture.

Johnny Gosch was the first of three similar kidnappings that the “source” stated were conducted by the same group of kidnappers. All three victims were newspaper delivery boys. The second kidnapping was Eugene Martin. Gosch and Martin were from Des Moines, Iowa. The third intended victim was a local newspaper delivery boy from St. Joseph, Minnesota. When interviewed, he stated he was able to escape by slipping out of his coat and running. When this kidnapping failed, a second attempt was made and Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped. To this date, none of these crimes have been solved. Why?

The “source” stated that their investigation continued until 1989. The evidence uncovered during this investigation proved that 834 children were kidnapped and used by this subculture. This is only the tip of the iceberg of the depravity that was uncovered. The evidence was passed up to higher authorities in the Agency, where, as always, the hierarchy covered it up.

The most comprehensive and accurate book about an actual kidnapping and the usual cover up that occurs, was written by the mother of Johnny Gosch, Noreen N. Gosch, Why Johnny Can’t Come Home. The book is written by a courageous mother who refused to accept the usual coverup, lies, and failures of all law enforcement agencies and others who were involved in the nonexistent investigation of her son’s kidnapping.

The “names deleted” inserts were done to protect the guilty (sad to say) but are available.

MY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEEDED LEGISLATIONBi Partisan congressional investigation and Public Hearings

Hearings to be aired publicly
Special Prosecutor and Grand JuryAnyone invoking 5 amendment rights during the Congressional hearings would be put in front of the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury would also subpoena appropriate witnesses. The Grand Jury would return recommendations, findings and indictments.

Laws to be passed:
Any enforcement agency, agent, prosecutor, or any authority failing to act on pedophilia or the criminal use of children complaint by doing a complete investigation is guilty of a crime. (felony)

Any person, agency, or other entity who interferes, threatens, harasses, impedes, or in anyway compromises an investigation, prosecution, or witness in pedophile criminal case or criminal use of children case is guilty of a felony with mandatory 5 year prison sentence.

Anyone who uses children, for child porn, pedophilia, to compromise, extort or cause another person to do an unwilling act is guilty of a felony punishable by death. (life in prison, no parole)

Anyone who buys, sells, trades or in any way promotes, enables, or profits from pedophilia, human compromise, or the use of children in a criminal manner is guilty of a felony punishable by death. (life in prison, no parole)
Jim Rothstein

December 21, 2006

These are the most recent photos of Johnny which were sent to me. We estimate they were all taken within the first few months after he was kidnapped. It further supports the information we have indicating Johnny was taken for the purpose of "human trafficking". Each time I look at photos of him in this situation, the sadness spreads over me as I realize over and over how much my son has endured at the hands of these people. Johnny is one of many children who have been used in this manner. How can any of them sleep at night for what they do to our children....... 

Noreen Gosch

December 2, 2006

There are fetish groups, on yahoo and MSN, who appear to be obsessed with tying up young boys. Perhaps some of the members of these groups are having second thoughts about what the people behind the scenes do or are capable of serial and obsessive photographing of boys tied up. These men, who are driven by their unhealthy desires and fantasies trawl web sites such as Web shots and steal any photo they can find of kids in tied up fun situations (they do happen.) The parent innocently shares there photo only to have the photo stolen by fetishists who often pose as young adults or teens. They spend endless hours trawling Yahoo Images, Google Images, etc for any photo they can find of a kid tied up, handcuffed etc. Then they post them in public and private groups for purposes they probably do not entirely comprehend themselves.

What is much worse however is the serial photo's often taken by parents or much older siblings, relatives or care-givers. In many cases we are also finding children who have been kidnapped appearing on these web sites. Some of the kids have been identified recently. These photos often eventually become known on public pedophile fronts. This is an issue parents are going to need to confront as a culture of tolerance and acceptance appears to be occurring in regards to adults using children to pursue their sexual fantasies. They see as "ONLY LOOKING" is not a crime or sin.

Some members, of these groups however, are beginning to see things for what they really are.....a sick crime. They are opening their minds, not to the hidden people saying this is ok, it is part of what you are, it is art of the innocent aspect of your childhood. They are becoming savvy to the fact that there are pedophiles lurking in these groups or those who would benefit financially or otherwise. Some are now prepared to confront the fact that the people they thought were their friends, may be, and sometimes are, pedophiles. Many lies and half truths are told in relation to these photos and they are now seeing what these kinds of photos represent, or, what they wish them to represent. It is to these people who do have some conscience, who are bothered by this .....that I appeal for you to come forward, either anonymously, and make known what information you may have. It is to the members of these groups, I make this appeal.

Below this message are two more photos I have received recently. The first photo is my son, Johnny Gosch. The second photo is unidentified.

Noreen N. Gosch




November 13, 2006


November 09, 2006

On October 30, 2006, I received this third picture of my son Johnny Gosch.


October 29, 2006

Who are these boys?
Why are they on a pedophile website?
If you any information about these children, please call The National Center for Missing
and Exploited children  at 1-800-843-5678


October 26, 2006

From the day I posted the photo of the three boys the following has taken place.
I received emails from people saying I shouldn't have placed this photo on my website because it was disturbing.   Then  shortly after the middle boy was identified but no info could be released due to the parent not wanting publicity.   I received emails telling me "YOU HAD BETTER POST WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS BOYS IDENTITY..... ASAP OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL CREDIBILITY".    In other words a threat.
Approximately three weeks later, the mother of the boy in the middle did reconsider and wanted to tell her story.   We placed a few paragraphs of information about David Johnson on the site.
Since that date, I have received a number of emails from people who seem to have issues concerning Patricia Johnson Holm.  I have received threatening email and  written attacks directed towards me.
My intent from the moment I received the photos was to identify the photos of the boys, who were found on a pedophile website,   perhaps some people have lost sight of that part of this tragedy.  We have received more photos of unidentified boys which have been turned over to the National Center For Missing Children for comparison in their database of missing children.   Human trafficking is a huge problem, nearly 100,000 children yearly are trafficked.   It is still my mission to continue protecting children and gaining information on the hundreds of children who are unidentified to date.  
If anyone has any issues concerning Patricia or her son, it would be best if you contact her directly as she would be better able to answer your questions. Her email address is:
Thank you

October 24, 2006

Three weeks ago, we made contact with Patricia Johnson Holm, the mother of one of the boys in the photo which had been brought to my door. At that time she did not want additional publicity. Since that time she has seen the interview the Fla. Detective did with Fox TV/Greta Show and is shocked that the detective is again trying to discredit the photo and both of our sons. She has now reconsidered and is willing to share her story and the photo. 

David Johnson is the boy in the middle in the photo of the three boys. The boy on the left is another boy from the Seattle area and the boy on the right is my son Johnny Gosch.

Here are the details of David Johnson. 

Full name: David Leonard Johnson born May 2, 1972 at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA. Blond hair medium long, blue eyes, long dark eyelashes, healthy thin, long legged had an identifiable birth mark. But not going to indicate where, due to needing to use it for identification. Approx. 5'5" at the time. 

David was kidnapped 4/1/85 from 20426 Damson Rd., Lynnwood, WA. Terryle Lee Holm (David's stepfather) was supposed to be caring for David during the trip to James Allen Haugen Jr.'s Confirmation on Palm Sunday at Our Savior Lutheran in Tigard, Or. Terryle was instrumental in the situation that caused David to be punished and not allowed to go to his favorite Cousin's Confirmation. 

David attended Hilltop Elementary right after we moved to Lynnwood. It was just across the street from 20426 Damson Rd. He attended until 6th grade, prior to going to the local middle school only for a short time, after that he attended Private school. 

Here is Patricia's phone number: 

Patricia Johnson-Holm

Best regards, 

Noreen Gosch

The Johnny Gosch Foundation

Noreen Gosch
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA

Fax: 515-457-8686
Cell: 515-249-7884
Email -


October 19, 2006

Dear Friends, 

The detective from Florida has once again tried to convince the public that Johnny was not in the photo of the three boys, who were bound and gagged on a bed. We had this photo on my website for a time. Three weeks ago. we were contacted by the parents of two of the boys. We have verified that the children were missing /abducted and have removed that photo by request of the parents. We also have an eye witness who identified all three boys,(including Johnny) the communication was made possible by the attorney representing the witness. From the moment I received the photos I stated that it was my intent to try and locate the parents to bring some peace to them. We have done that and we are now concentrating on resolving the origin of Johnny's photos. The other parents do not want further press coverage at this time in their lives so we are respecting their wishes. 

Yesterday, the Greta show on Fox TV called me to discuss the current photos on my website of Johnny and the latest from the Florida detective. Greta show said "there is a different bedspread in one photo of Johnny than the other and that constituted a discrepancy." I did suggest that the young woman speaking to me, consult a dictionary and look up the word discrepancy. I then explained that pedophiles always take many photos of their victims, changing backgrounds, poses, clothing or not and buy/sell them just like people do with baseball cards. But there is certainly no discrepancy. 

I declined to appear on Greta's show last night, I believe the intent was to make a "dog and pony show" out of this situation. She had the Florida detective on who still made his claims that the photo was not Johnny. He still cannot find his files, folders or any information, because it was kept on index (recipe) cards. He also stated that he responded to an anonymous note, then a phone call from a 40 year old man who claimed he was the boy in the photo and it was not Johnny. How can he make a determination with just a phone call. That 40 yr. old man could be anyone making a call. Why is the public to believe any of this is accurate? 

This Florida detective has such an "unusual interest" in Johnny and this case, it makes me wonder WHY. Pedophiles are a reality... they are doing business as usual... but the recent media attention to a "kidnapped boy from WEST DES MOINES IOWA ending up on a pedophile website is publicity I am sure they did not want and are eager to see this come to an end. So here comes the Florida detective with his recipe cards to do just that.... try to put an end to it. It only took them a few days to come up with this after the second photo of Johnny was posted on my website. Is anyone else noticing the timing of these statements coming out of Florida? 

I am posting this for all of the loyal people who visit my site and have taken the time to write very kind, encouraging emails to me. The pain a parent goes through when a child is taken is unthinkable. If they did this to my son and me... they can do it to anyone's child. 


The Johnny Gosch Foundation

Noreen Gosch
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA

Fax: 515-457-8686
Cell: 515-249-7884
Email -


October 18, 2006

Friends of The Johnny Gosch Foundation:

There is something we can all do to help plead the cause of protecting innocent children: 

Please send letters to President Bush, and e-mails to Vice President Cheney and your State Senators, Representatives and Governors at the following addresses, asking that jacobstales and other pedophilia websites like it be investigated. Tell them that you do not understand why a website with pictures of a kidnapped child (Johnny Gosch) has not been investigated and continues to be allowed to promote pedophilia. Please spread the word and get as many people as you can to write as we join together to try to make a difference!! (Note: When you write, please provide them with your name and address and tell them you look forward to their response.) 

Send Letters To: 

President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500 

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October 11, 2006

To all the viewers of my website... If this were your child wouldn't you want to know why the police and FBI are not investigating? That is a 
crime upon a crime. 

This is a SECOND PHOTO of Johnny ... bound and gagged received recently. We now know that neither the police nor the FBI ever contacted the website owner of where the first photo of Johnny appeared.


October 9, 2006

Thank you for all your help. Everyone who has stepped forward in prayer, thought, and deed. I am deeply grateful, Noreen

The Johnny Gosch Foundation

Noreen Gosch
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA

Fax: 515-457-8686
Cell: 515-249-7884
Email -


September 22, 2006  - The Des Moines Register

Ex-investigator: No proof photos aren't of Gosch
A Florida sheriff's office can't prove they predate the 1980s D.M. case.
September 22, 2006

She made news around the globe, telling how photos  arrived on her doorstep in late August — 24 years after her son Johnny disappeared. Some doubted Noreen Gosch's claims that the photos included images of her long-lost 12-year-old after a Florida investigator publicly debunked her theory last week. But that investigator now admits that the Hillsborough County, Fla., sheriff's office cannot find any evidence proving the photos were actually from a case he worked in 1979, as he recalled.

"It's been like searching for a needle in a haystack," former detective Nelson Zalva said Thursday. "We're talking cases that were kept on index cards here." Zalva said he wished any of the youths in the photos or the anonymous person who originally tipped police to his years-old investigation would step forward to help prove the photos predated Johnny Gosch's disappearance. Noreen Gosch, meanwhile, was back on the offensive with authorities this week, urging police to explore any and all leads related to the photos. Among them:

  • Gosch said — and police have confirmed — that the photos she received were posted for some time on a Web site,, that features scantily clad adolescent boys. Gosch said as far as she knows, neither state nor federal authorities were investigating the site's origins or questioning its creator, even though it appears the site caters to pedophiles. (Some of the photos that Gosch believed to be of her son have since been removed.)
  • • Jim Rothstein, a former New York police detective who has helped Gosch follow leads, said they have been in contact with an Illinois woman who claims to have been a victim in the same sex ring with Johnny Gosch and who positively identified the former newspaper carrier in the pictures. Rothstein said the Springfield, Ill., woman's story is similar to other reports he heard about a sex ring operating out of Chicago, and her story deserves investigating.
  • Gosch said she also received a photograph of a man that others have claimed was one of the "perpetrators who molested her son." She said she wants authorities to investigate the photograph's origins. Even so, she would not say how the photo came into her possession.

Jeff Tarpinian, a spokesman for the FBI in Omaha, Neb., could not be reached Thursday for comment.

Lt. Jeff Miller, a spokesman for the West Des Moines Police Department, said police remain in contact with state and federal authorities, but he said he didn't believe any new leads in the case were being pursued at the moment. At The Des Moines Register's request, Miller released to the media a copy of the anonymous letter postmarked Sept. 6 from Tampa, Fla., alerting Des Moines police to Zalva's old investigation. "Gentlemen," it read. "Someone has played a reprehensible joke on a grieving mother...."

There was an investigation concerned with that picture, made by the Hillsborough County sheriff's office. No charges were filed, and no wrongdoing was established. The lead detective on the case was named Zalva. Although workers at the sheriff's department reviewed more than 300 cases from 1979 on microfilm, Zalva said, they cannot find the incident report or the photocopies of photos from the criminal investigation that he said eventually led nowhere.

The digitally reproduced photos sent to Gosch and several people close to the case the weekend of Aug. 27 generated a surge of public interest and a range of claims by individuals who purported to know what happened to the paperboy whose face became synonymous with child abductions in the 1980s. Gosch said it's important police look into all allegations, regardless of how strange they might seem.  

"People get real caught up in what I say, but I think maybe they've forgotten what's like to be me," she said. "I really thought the police would jump into this with both feet, but they haven't. "Here you have a kidnapped child on a pedophilia Web site. ... C'mon, boys, let's get busy."

The Register has not published the photos that Gosch said she received last month because it was not clear where the images came from....


September 22, 2006  - Testimony of Ernie Allen

of the 
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 
for the



“Deleting Commercial Child Pornography Sites from the Internet:

The U.S. Financial Industry’s Efforts to Combat this Problem”

September 21, 2006

Click Here to Download Full 5 Page PDF

September 21, 2006  - Received Death Threat!

To all who have been following my son's case on this website... thank  you for your concern, kindness and prayers.  I have heard from so many of you and it is most appreciated.   
As you all know by now there is a detective in Florida, who still maintains the photos are not of my son.   However, he is WRONG... WRONG... WRONG.   He has never seen my son and yet he is claiming such.  This is the most absurd thing that has taken place in this case to date.  The photo is my son... it is on a "pedophile website".  The statement being given by this investigator is giving the West Des Moines Police  and FBI "deniability"  so they will not have to do anything about this website.   They have not answered my question.... "Why is a kidnapped child, Johnny Gosch, appearing on a pedophile website?   Why are they not doing anything about it?   
Now that we have this information and by me refusing to "give up, I have this week received a "death threat".  I received the threat on Monday... I must be getting very close to the final answer for someone to take this step.   After careful consideration, I have decided to make the information about this threat public.  Those of you who follow the truth via my website will then know if anything should happen to me that this is due to the current situation and being this close to a conclusion on Johnny's case.    
Thank you, 
Johnny's mom  


Below are various links of interest. 

NEW!  Listen to the ACL interview with Noreen Gosch from September 18, 2006 - Noreen gives a scathing update on law enforcement's failure to investigate the abduction of Johnny Gosch.

Hour 1 | Hour 2 | Hour 3

Archived Radio Shows with Michael Corbin interviewing Noreen Gosch and James Rothstein

April 6, 2005 Interview with Noreen Gosch  Hour  1   2  

September 20, 2006

WEST DES MOINES POLICE delay information from an INFORMANT!

The West Des Moines Police was sent the following information by an informant, they have made it available to me.  The have known for some time that the photos are of JOHNNY GOSCH .  There is also information mentioned about  another Kidnapped Boy ... Jacob Wetterling from Minnesota.  After receiving this information.....why then have the police issued a statement saying the photos "were not Johnny Gosch"? As his mother, I want to know the answer to this question.  

We have received an outpouring of assistance and kindness from the people reading my website...  Thank you so much.  We are still in need of information concerning photos which have appeared of my son, Johnny.  We know his photo has appeared on a number of porn sites .... if anyone has more information please contact me through the email address on this website.  Thank you so much...   Noreen

INFORMANT MESSAGE (Special Thanks from us to you...)

(Letter sent to the police)

Dear Captain Richards;

I  have information about the Johnny Gosch case. I was watching the Donnie Deutech show on MSNBC and noticed the pictures of Johnny Gosch and noticed the brand that was placed on his left arm and I remembered a similar brand I saw on another boy that I saw from a cropped child porn site. The photo involved two boys kissing laying prone on a bed. The boy on the bottom had a similar brand on his left arm. This boy had a striking resemblance to Jacob Wetterling. His hair was dyed black.

The website I found this photo can be found at  It is a fake adult porn site that disguise it as a cropped child porn site. Please look in the 22nd or 23rd gallery to find the picture. You might also want to check to see if this website might have additional pictures of Johnny Gosch that may have been released. If you wish to meet with me please coordinate any meeting with the FBI field office in Birmingham, Alabama. Please speak with Special Agent Carmen S. Adams.

September 18, 2006


The photo below is of Johnny Gosch. It shows his birthmark which is a darker pigmentation of the skin and spans the right side of his chest and slightly over to the arm. The Black/White photo doesn't show it. This is the birthmark, I have been telling people about for 24 years. 


The West Des Moines police contacted us and said " their lead with the Florida Detective is falling flat, he can't produce anything, no names, files or any information.". I told them this would happen prior to their press release, however, they ran with the story before they had any proof. The detective in Florida can not provide anything, no reports, case number ..... nothing! The detective in Florida is not credible.

This site was discovered by our investigators. There are at least 83 boys tied and gagged on this website. Why are the kidnapped boys from West Des Moines being shown on this website? There  are pictures of older men with these young boys. Is the owner of this website domain a pedophile? 

Johnny Gosch's picture was seen on this website. The front page of the website is trying to hide the contents of this site. . Click on the pictures below to be taken to actual photos supposedly run by an active pedophile serving other pedophiles.

September 14, 2006

Missing for Decades - TONIGHT
posted by Geraldo at Large Editor at 9:00 am EST

He was one of the first faces of a missing or abducted child to appear on a milk carton across the country. Now, 24 years after Johnny Gosch was abducted, a new twist has been thrown into the case. Gosch’s mother, Noreen, found two photographs left at her front door step, apparently showing her son bound and gagged. 

Officials say the photos are authentic and were likely taken within hours of the abduction. In the picture, Johnny was wearing the same sweatpants he wore the day he disappeared delivering newspapers on September 5, 1982. Officials say they are searching for fingerprints that could lead them to the source and have yet to identify the other boys in the photo. 

Is this a sick scam or could this really be the break in the case? At Large brings you the details in an exclusive investigation. 

September 13, 2006

PART I: The West Des Moines Police released a statement, indicating that they received an anonymous note saying " there was an investigator in Florida who had investigated and identified the boys in the recent photo, which they appeared bound and gagged in 1979".  They also stated this photo had been on the internet since 1979.

Unfortunately, this press release caused a media storm  and much confusion. At no time had he ever seen the photo of Johnny Gosch ... the black/white photo below.  We also know that the internet as we know it ..... did not exist in 1979.

We want to let people know so this will answer the questions you all must have in your minds by now. This press release was issued incorrectly and prematurely by the West Des Moines Police. Please watch the short video clip below.

Thank you..... The Johnny Gosch Foundation

PART II: This media clip ran on Channel 3, Omaha Nebraska

September13, 2006

This is a poster for a missing boy in Des Moines. His name is "Marc Allen"....... He is the third missing boy in a six year period in Des Moines Iowa. The first was Johnny Gosch in 1982, the second was Eugene Martin in 1984 and Mark Allen in 1986. This boy did not receive an investigation by police nor any publicity. We want to know WHY ... WHY .... WHY? 

The Doe Network: 
Case File 34DMIA 

Allen, circa 1986 

Marc James-Warren Allen 
Missing since March 29, 1986 from Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 
Classification: Non-Family Abduction 


Vital Statistics 

· Date Of Birth: May 13, 1972 
· Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old 
· Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11; 90 pounds 
· Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Light brown hair; blue eyes. 
· Marks, Scars: Small scar on the top of his head. 
· Clothing: A light blue t-shirt, blue jean shorts, white socks and gray tennis shoes with Velcro tabs. 


Circumstances of Disappearance 
Allen was last seen leaving his family's home in Des Moines, Iowa to visit a friend's house up the street, but he never arrived.


September 8, 2006

This photo was sent to us ... explaining it was one of the  "perps" who had molested my son and others.   We gave it to the police and the Missing Children's Center. They told  us the man is "dead and there is a device around his neck called a ligature". They are currently investigating to also learn the identity of this man. Again, if anyone viewing my website knows who this man might be.... please contact me below.

Noreen Gosch


September 1, 2006

Shocking News has broke quickly on the Johnny Gosch case. The website was taken down for 36 hours due to high-traffic volume which blew out a server in Las Angeles. That is now taken care of. We hope that you will support The Johnny Gosch Foundation and its mission to assist others in knowledge and empowerment to stop the blatant human trafficking problem we have not only in this country but in all the world; a business estimated in the Billions of Dollars.

This website or blog will be updated rapidly over the next week as we try to respond to the high traffic. There are books for sale and donations accepted to help fund the continuing mission of The Johnny Gosch Foundation. We are upgrading our servers once again and hopefully the ability to take online 128-bit SSL secure transactions as we used to offer. For now, Please contact us directly at:

The Johnny Gosch Foundation

Noreen Gosch
1258 Office Park Rd. Ste 2
West Des Moines, IA

Fax: 515-457-8686
Cell: 515-249-7884
Email -


August 27, 2006

On my birthday... I received a package with the following pictures inside.  The first photo is of my son Johnny, shortly after he was kidnapped on Sept. 5th, 1982. He was still wearing the clothing he had on the day he was taken. He is bound and gagged.  

Noreen Gosch

Noreen Speaks Out!

Michael Corbin Online
April 6, 2005
Hour 1: Click Here
Hour 2: Click Here

Noreen Recommends!
Ted Gunderson, EX-FBI
Streaming Radio Show 
1 1/2 Hour: Click Here


April Shows

Co-Host Ted Gunderson, guests Rusty Nelson and Noreen Gosch

Final segment summarizing the series on pedophelia and recommendations for we citizens on how to deal with the issue.

*** Thursday, April 29- Ted Gunderson - Rusty Nelson (Windows Media Player)

Co-Host Ted Gunderson with guest John DeCamp

Third in a 4 part series on pedophelia

*** Thursday, April 28- Ted Gunderson - John De Camp

Co-Host Ted Gunderson and Guest Jim Rothstein

Second in a 4 part series on pedophelia

*** Wednesday, April 27- Ted Gunderson - Jim Rothstein (Windows Media Player)

Co-Host Ted Gunderson and Guest Noreen Gosch, Part I

First of a 4 part series on pedophelia

*** Tuesday, April 26- Ted Gunderson - Noreen Gosch (Windows Media Player)

Noreen Gosch - April 14
Thursday, April 14- Noreen Gosch


Ted Gunderson
Noreen Gosch highly recommends this show with Alex Merklinger's Mysteries of the Mind Radio Show that will shock and enlighten you to the background of child molestation, satanism, and other activities that WILL take time to digest. Noreen Gosch worked closely with Ted Gunderson since the kidnapping in 1982. Ted Gunderson is a previous FBI agent. Click here for Ted Gunderson's website.


Noreen Gosch Past Shows

Thursday, March 10 - Noreen Gosch, replay of June 22, 04
(Windows Media Player)

The Johnny Gosch Foundation