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Houston Voice, August 27, 2004 - File 004. 2004-08-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 16, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1919/show/1893.

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Title Houston Voice, August 27, 2004
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date August 27, 2004
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com AUGUST 27, 2004 3 I texas news Ex-Houston man jailed for killing Fla. deputy Kenneth P. Wilk headed Houston Log Cabin club but was impeached By PHIL UPADULA A former president of Houston's Log Cabin Republicans was arrested Aug. 19 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. after allegedly killing a Broward County Sheriff's deputy. Police in Fort Lauderdale said Kenneth P Wilk, 40, used a higy-powered rifle to shoot and kill Det. Todd Fatta as he and Sgt. Angelo Cedeno attempted to serve a search warrant for child pornography Cedeno was wounded in the incident. Those who knew Wilk, who was impeached as Log Cabin president in Houston, said they were not necessarily surprised to hear the news. Former Log Cabin member Tyree Counts said he received an e-mail Wednesday morning asking, "Which ex- president of Log Cabin Republicans shot a cop?" Counts said he didn't have to think long before answering, "Ken Wilk." He said meetings under Wilk's leadership were tense and sometimes volatile. "Inappropriately volatile is how I would describe it." Those who knew Wilk in Florida said he was angry at police for conducting under- Kenneth P. Wilk, former head of Houston Log Cabin Republicans, is cliarged in Florida with murdering a Broward County Sheriff's deputy who came to his house to serve a search warrant for child pornography. {Photo courtesy of Broward County Sheriffs Office) cover operations in online chat rooms, which he believed were entrapping gay men. According to several press reports, Wilk had a stash of weapons in his home. An AP report said a federal probations officer had warned police about the weapons before they went to his residence. Police have been criticized lor not using a SWAT team for the raid. Boyfriend nabbed for child porn Wilk's anger at police apparently stemmed from his partner's most recent arrest in July for transmission of child pornography. Police said the partner, Kelly Ray Jones. with whom Wilk moved to Florida from Houston, has a history of arrests for child pornography and attempted sex with minors. In February 2001, Jones was arrested for transmission of child pornography and soliciting sex from a minor, as well as drug possession. Those charges resulted from an online sting. In the sting, an undercover officer posed as a man who had promised to let Jones have sex with his 12-year-old son. Wilk was charged in November 2001, with "retaliation against a witness" in the Jones case. According to the arrest affidavit, Wilk approached Special Agent Debra Kool and told her, "If you want to beat someone up, come see me. I'd (inaudible) to beat you (inaudible)." And in December 2001, Wilk was charged with threatening an undercover officer in an online chat room, according to court documents. Wilk, using the screen name WOLFPACK- EINES, wrote, "I hope you can live with you self, I will hunt you down the rest of my life." The undercover agent asked, "Who is this?" Wilk answered, "The last person you will see on earth." In his AOL profile, Wilk described himself as an "Exposer of Florida Police Undercover Cops," the arrest affidavit said. Under hobbies, Wilk listed, "working out, boxing, horseback riding, acting, guns, shoot competitions and hunting cops." In Houston, Wilk 'spoke off the wall' Another former Log Cabin president, Patrick Bell, recalled that Wilk was involved in boxing when he was in Houston. He said Wilk ran for president of Log Cabin in late 1993 and served until early the next year when he was impeached. "He misrepresented the chapter and spoke off the wall without the backing of the mission or the membership." Bell said. "The people who encouraged him to run lost control of him." Sheriff's deputies in Florida obtained a warrant to search Wilk's home after police monitored a phone conversation between him and his arrested boyfriend, Jones. During the conversation. Jones told Wilk that "irreplaceable" child porn was hidden in the back yard of the house, police said. A Florida acquaintance said Wilk "resented cops posing as children or underage teens on the Internet. He had a vendetta out for those cops because they had put a sting out on his lover and put him in jail." The man, who asked that his name not be used, said Wilk indicated he was interested in men his own age or older. He said he never got the impression that Wilk was interested in minors. Hugh Graf, public information officer for the Broward Sheriff's Office, said officers had been instructed not to talk about the Wilk case. Binnie Fisher contributed to this report. A break for Durst and more trouble for 'Spanky' Judge forced to reduce bond for trans millionaire, and 'Spanky' behind bars again By JOSEF M0LNAR Bond proved to be an issue this week in two highly publicized local cases, one involving a cross-dressing millionaire and the other, a man nicknamed "Spanky," who is accused of preying on underage boys. In the case of millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst, in jail in Galveston for bail jumping and evidence tampering, the presiding judge has been ordered by the Texas 14th Court of Appeals to lower bond from $3 billion to $450,000. In Houston, James Michael Broomas, a.k.a. Spanky, was jailed this week, accused of violating his bond on charges of indecency with a child, Broomas was initially arrested in early August after letters were circulated to local and state authorities alleging Broomas paid teenage boys for sex that included spanking. At the time of his arrest, jxilice said they found more than 300 pornographic videotapes when they raided his Montrose apartment. Broomas was arrested again on Tuesday after police said they received a tip that he was seen on Aug. 23, in the company of a child within 200 yards of the corner of Westheimer and Montrose. Being in fhe area where he allegedly operated and being with a minor—violate the conditions of his bond. Lt. Robert Manzo, a public affairs supervisor with the Houston Police Department, said investigators who arrested Broomas received a tip placing him at the Burger King in the 1000 block of Westheimer. "They went to the area and did a follow- up on that information, and they determined this may have been happening," Manzo said. "So they went back to ... the 177th District Court and asked [the judge] to revoke the bond." Chip Lewis, the attorney for Broomas, 50, said he protested the request by prosecutor Lance Long to have his client's $10,000 bond revoked after he was spotted allegedly engaging in restricted activities. "I advised him it was improper, and he did it anyway," he said. "They revoked the judge's bond without a hearing." Lewis said after he was notified that bond was being revoked, he told Broomas to turn himself in. "I sent investigators of my pwn out there to find out what happened." he said, "and not only were there no young boys James Michael Broomas (left), known as Spanky' was back in jail for allegedly violating terms of his bond. An appeals court has ordered that bond for Robert Duret be reduced from $3 billion to $450,000. being picked up, but the young man he talked to was actually 20 years old." Lewis said he appealed to the judge. "I put in my notice that I was going to protest the illegality of the decision to revoke my client's bond," he said. "I went to court and talked to the judge, who reinstated the bond and ordered Broomas released from jail." $3 billion bond lowered for Durst In Galveston, State District Judge Susan Criss originally set a $3 billion bail on the charges levied against Durst after he was acquitted in November of murdering his 71- year-old neighbor and cutting up his body Attorney Dick DeGueren said his client should not have a problem posting the lower bond. Durst, the cross-dressing son of late New York Real Estate tycoon Seymour Durst, was jailed on bail-jumping charges when he failed to appear for two hearings on the murder charge. Judge Criss said she would abide by the appellate court ruling. "They're a higher court, and I'm bound to abide by their decision," she said on Tuesday. "They did what they think is right, and I did what I think is right." The conditions of Durst's release will be stringent. His whereabouts will be monitored, and he will have to appear in court each Friday at 9 a.m. until his trial in October and surrender his passport.
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