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A Kansas police officer victimized 'countless' women, lawyers say. The state hinders them from suing

Luke Nozicka, Katie Bernard and Tammy Ljungblad, The Kansas City Star on

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“I can’t eat half of the time because I just sit there and cry,” Williams, now 60, told The Star. “I cried every day, all day long, for years and years and years.”

Golubski, who retired as a KCKPD captain in 2010, did not end up helping Williams’ sons, as he allegedly claimed he would. They were convicted of murder and sent to prison.

Williams’ youngest son, Ortez Johnson, had also been arrested with his brothers and interrogated for hours without a parent or attorney before the detectives decided to let him go. He was 13.

Johnson, now 36, recently saw pictures of his mother from the early 1990s and didn’t recognize her. She was “glowing” — happy and vibrant.

Williams has since retained Lawrence-based attorney William Skepnek, who said there should not be a statute of limitations for breaches of “public trust like this.”

Some of the allegations against Golubski first publicly surfaced in 2016 as lawyers worked to free McIntyre, who spent 23 years in prison for two killings he did not commit.

 

He was exonerated in 2017 and the next year filed a federal lawsuit that alleged Golubski set him up because his mother rebuffed his sexual advances after he assaulted her inside his office at the KCK police department. After years of litigation, Wyandotte County commissioners in June voted to settle the lawsuit.

The McIntyres’ lawyers alleged Golubski used his badge to prey on “countless” vulnerable women over his 35-year career, exploiting them for sex or to work as “informants” to clear cases he investigated. Some were homeless, addicted to drugs or working as prostitutes.

Other than Rose McIntyre, their names were abbreviated in court records. That included Williams, who has spoken to The Star before but chose to be identified by her full name publicly for the first time in this story.

Attorney Bob Hoffman represented Williams and the other woman, who claims Golubski abused her as a teenager, when they were witnesses in the McIntyre case. Both women inquired about filing lawsuits, but Hoffman said the state’s statute of limitations presents a substantial hurdle.

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