Former Kansas detective, 3 others accused of forcible sex crimes

Alleges the men conspired, decades ago, to hold young women in a condition of involuntary sexual servitude
Former Kansas Detective 3 Others Accused Of Forcible Sex Crimes
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal grand jury indicts a former Kansas police detective and three others for allegedly conspiring to hold young women for involuntary sexual servitude.

The jury in Topeka, Kansas, returned a three-count indictment. The Court unsealed the indictment today, November 14, 2022.

The indictment charges former Kansas City Police Department detective Roger Golubski and three other men – Cecil Brooks, LeMark Roberson and Richard Robinson. It alleges the men conspired decades ago to hold young women in a condition of involuntary sexual servitude.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, “Brooks, Roberson and Robinson are also charged in a substantive count with holding a young woman, identified as Person 1, in a condition of involuntary servitude; and Brooks, Roberson and Golubski are charged in a substantive count with holding another young woman, Person 2, in a condition of involuntary servitude.

Crimes Happened in the 1990s

According to the indictment, from 1996 through 1998, Brooks provided a location at Delevan Apartments in Kansas City, where young women were held and where Brooks, Roberson and Robinson used physical beatings, sexual assaults and threats to compel young women to provide sexual services to men.

Then detective Golubski is alleged to have accepted money from Brooks; provided protection from law enforcement for the criminal activity, including sex trafficking; and forcibly raped the young woman identified as Person 2.

Indictment Charges

The three-counts charge the suspects with the following:

  • The first count of the indictment charges all four men with conspiring to hold young women, including Person 1 and Person 2, in a condition of involuntary servitude.
  • Count two charges Brooks, Roberson, and Robinson with holding Person 1 in involuntary servitude and forcing her to provide sexual services to Roberson.
  • The third count charges Brooks, Roberson and Golubski with holding Person 2 in involuntary servitude and forcing her to provide sexual services to adult men, including Brooks, Roberson and Golubski.

The U.S. Department of Justice states that if convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Prosecutors previously charged Golubski in a separate indictment with civil rights violations for allegedly acting under color of law to commit aggravated sexual assaults.

Offices Involved

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard for the District of Kansas and Special Agent in Charge Charles Dayoub of the FBI Kansas City Field Office made the announcement of the indictment.

The FBI Kansas City Field Office investigated the case in conjunction with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hunting for the District of Kansas and Trial Attorney Tara Allison of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case.

This investigation is ongoing. Authorities ask anyone with additional information to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

“An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.” – U.S. Department of Justice