DETROIT (AP) – The sexual predators lured their young victims to hotels and motels with soft drinks, food, cash and drugs.
Authorities say Theodore Lamborgine, 65, and Richard Lawson, 60, are the men who worked together in the 1970s and 1980s to sexually molest children, some of them younger than 13. They are charged with a combined 45 counts of criminal sexual conduct of various degrees.
“We do consider this a sex ring of sorts,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said at a news conference yesterday, adding she believes there are “many, many more” victims.
Lawson, a convicted murderer serving time at a Michigan prison, turned on Lamborgine decades later, providing authorities with information indicating Lamborgine was involved in the brutal deaths of four children in the 1970s, said Garry Gray, a detective sergeant with the state police and the head of the task force investigating the killings.
Lamborgine, of Parma Heights, Ohio, is the “most promising suspect” in the notorious “Oakland County Child Killer” case that terrorized the region 30 years ago, Worthy said.