Currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit for the brutal rape and
murder of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley, the North American Man-Boy Love
Association is now on the brink of defending itself against a
class-action suit for the raping of children by group members.
A notorious and clandestine group, NAMBLA’s leaders and members are
difficult to identify and contact, making collection on any monetary
damages difficult. However, attorney Larry Frisoli told WorldNetDaily
he has “identified a significant financial contributor with assets in
excess of $100 million,” who works in the computer industry and is
suspected of financing the highly secretive organization.
If NAMBLA loses the class-action lawsuit, individuals and parents of
children who were involved in sexual relationships with members will be
able to collect damages.
According to Frisoli, NAMBLA has anywhere from 300 to 1,300 members,
depending on which time period is selected for the lawsuit, translating
to thousands of children that would constitute the class in the suit.
The class action originated from Frisoli’s representation of Robert
and Barbara Curley, parents of Jeffrey Curley, who was raped and
murdered by two college-age neighbors — both of which are serving life
reported in WorldNetDaily, Salvatore Sicari and Charles Jaynes picked up Curley and took the boy to the Boston Public Library where Jaynes accessed NAMBLA’s website. Later, the men attempted to sexually assault Curley, but the boy fought back. Attempting to restrain him, Jaynes gagged the 10-year-old with a gasoline-soaked rag, eventually killing him. The men put Jeffrey’s body in a tub with concrete and threw it in a river.
According to Frisoli, Jaynes kept a diary in which he wrote that he turned to NAMBLA’s website in order to gain psychological comfort for what he was about to do. The killer had been stalking Curley prior to the boy’s murder.
Jeffrey’s body was found floating in the tub of cement in October 1997, a few days after the fifth-grader had vanished.
An overt pedophile organization with office addresses in New York and San Francisco, NAMBLA provides resources to pedophiles seeking information about sexual relationships between men and boys. Its mission statement says the group “supports the rights of all people to engage in consensual relations, and we oppose laws which destroy loving relationships merely on the basis of the age of the participants.”
The Curleys filed a $200 million lawsuit against NAMBLA, seven of its leaders and an unidentified Internet service provider in May.
The child-molesters’ group was dropped by
Verio, Inc., which had provided Internet service for the organization after Curley’s death until May of this year. According to Frisoli, “On or about June 24, 2000,
Web Intellects, Inc., a California-based Internet service provider, began providing Internet service for NAMBLA.”
Two days after receiving a letter from Frisoli, the ISP discontinued service for the group. It is likely, say industry sources, that the ISP did not know the nature of NAMBLA or its site until being informed by the attorney.
The letter stated: “The purpose of this correspondence is to place Web Intellects Inc. on notice that you will be a defendant in the anticipated class action lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of children being raped by NAMBLA members in North America if you continue to provide the Internet communication system for NAMBLA and its members.”
Frisoli said he already has information from several parents of children involved with NAMBLA members, and he plans to issue public notices to identify other victims for the class action.
The lawyer is also in contact with an attorney NAMBLA approached for the organization’s defense, though Frisoli said the defense attorney has not yet committed to taking the case.
Robert Peters, president of
Morality in Media in New York, told the Washington Times that recent legal victories over the Ku Klux Klan may bolster the case against NAMBLA.
Southern Poverty Law Center successfully sued KKK leaders by holding them responsible for the actions of its members.
“If it can be done against the Klan, it seems to me that … it should be possible to win against NAMBLA,” Peters told the Times.
Child pornography is not protected speech under the First Amendment — a fact that is sure to help the Curleys’ case as well as the class-action suit.
Kids, sex, the Internet