Who is Roger Golubski

Who is Roger Golubski?

Roger Golubski is a former Kansas City, Kansas, Police detective.

He was charged with civil rights violations for sexually assaulting, kidnapping, or attempting to kidnap two women more than two decades ago.

A federal magistrate judge in Topeka sentenced former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski to home detention on Monday, ruling that prosecutors had failed to meet their burden of proving that he is a danger to the community.

Who is Roger Golubski

US Magistrate Judge Rachel E. Schwartz made the ruling despite acknowledging that Golubski’s indictment contained “allegations of reprehensible conduct.”

“The underlying facts (of the case) are, quite frankly, shocking,” she said.

Schwartz said Golubski’s poor health conditions — including Type 1 diabetes and renal failure — meant that he could no longer threaten or harass the women he’s accused of assaulting and raping.

Prosecutors had urged Schwartz to keep Golubski, who was indicted last week on charges of violating two women’s civil rights for allegedly assaulting them more than two decades ago, in detention until trial.

Prosecutors asked for Golubski’s detention until trial in a motion filed on Friday, painting a gruesome picture of a sexual predator who allegedly assaulted girls as young as 13.

The motion detailed not only the alleged assaults on the two women named in the indictment but also alleged assaults on seven other women.

Who is Roger Golubski

Lamonte McIntyre, who was targeted by Golubski for a crime he did not commit, sat in the front row of the courtroom, which was packed with Golubski’s alleged victims’ families.

McIntyre stood up and walked out the moment the judge issued her decision. Other victims have expressed their outrage and stated that they will once again fear the man who they claim has terrorized them for years.

“I won’t be able to sleep and I have PTSD. I had a good night’s sleep when they arrested him. I’m about to go on the run again,” said Niko Quinn, whom Golubski forced to give false testimony in the McIntyre case.

A civil lawsuit filed in 2018 by McIntyre and his mother accused Golubski of preying on Black women by forcing himself upon them or by compromising them into providing false testimony to help him solve crimes he investigated.

McIntyre served 23 years in prison for a 1994 double homicide that was investigated by Golubski and other Kansas City, Kansas, police officers.

Following an exoneration hearing in 2017, Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree Sr. declared that a “manifest injustice” had occurred and McIntyre was set free.

Outside the courtroom, McIntyre told a reporter, “They had favor on him. They showed mercy to this man. Well he didn’t show no mercy to all them victims. You know how many victims this man responsible for.”

“You’re looking at the justice system again at work. It don’t work the same way for everybody. It’s still unbalanced,” he said. “It’s not equal.”

Golubski’s attorney, Thomas Lemon, said the allegations in the indictment were old and the government had not shown any physical evidence of the alleged crimes. He also suggested some of the victims might be just “me toos,” meaning they were following others’ stories.

“When there’s no proof but words, that makes the job I have to do more intensive,” Lemon told Schwartz.

Golubski appeared in an orange jumpsuit. Federal marshals needed two sets of handcuffs to secure his hands behind his back. He was wearing orange plastic sandals and his ankles were also bound.

Who is Roger Golubski

Golubski had been locked up since last Thursday, when he was arrested at his Edwardsville home. He appeared in court that day, cuffed at the wrist and ankles and still wearing the T-shirt and athletic shorts he was wearing when the FBI picked him up.

His arrest followed years of accusations that he engaged in widespread misconduct while serving with the KCKPD. Golubski joined the force in 1975 and retired in 2010.

Meanwhile, federal prosecutors said that their investigation of Golubski continues and they interviewed another alleged victim Monday morning.

“There is a tremendous amount to add” to the indictment, Stephen Hunting, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas, told the court.

Noting that Schwartz had mentioned Golubski’s long career in law enforcement, Hunting said he may have been in an honorable profession but “much of those 40 years were not spent in an honorable way. Mr. Golubski has terrorized a community for a long, long time.”

Carlos Moreno contributed to this report.

High-profile cases of sexual assault are frequently triggering for survivors. If you or someone you know requires assistance, contact MOCSA, the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault in Kansas City. The 24-hour crisis line is 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233.