‘Serial Rapist’ Headline Brings Silence

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Washington State — The US~Observer published an article in our last edition titled “Wrestling Champ O’Neil — Serial Rapist? Innocent Referee in Prison.” I expected to see fireworks once this sensational, alarming blockbuster was published; but the only response was dead silence.

I did receive numerous complaints on Brian Garvie’s attorney, John Crowley of Seattle. The accusations related to his failure to adequately represent his clients. The complaints received were nearly identical to the complaints that Garvie and his father have related to me.

I also received numerous complaints regarding false prosecutions conducted by Snohomish County District Attorney Mark Roe, but not one word from the allegedly corrupt prosecutor himself. This is very telling, given the huge amount of evidence we published about Washington State Wrestling Champion Patrick O’Neil’s raping his teammates and others. Roe’s silence was totally expected. He was the prosecutor who conducted the manufactured criminal case against Garvie, placing the innocent wrestling referee in prison on a possible life sentence.

In my prior article on this case, I wrote: “In our next edition I am going to publish much more on this story. If people don’t come forward and if Snohomish County District Attorney Mark Roe fails to act, I intend to expose more facts. I will also name everyone involved…” People didn’t come forward, and Roe has failed to act on the valid evidence contained in that article; so I’ll get with the program.

On Oct. 14, I called and spoke with Kelly Longsdale, who is Michael Longsdale’s father. I informed him that I had received credible evidence that O’Neil raped or molested his son Michael when they were wrestling teammates spending nights together during wrestling tournaments. Longsdale was shocked at this information and maybe a bit offended, but he stated he would speak with his son about the accusations. I naively expected him to call me back and help me hold O’Neil accountable after he spoke with Michael. I obviously expected Michael to tell his father the truth; but to date, I haven’t heard one word from the Longsdales.

On Oct. 14, I also called Dave Gilbertson, who is the father of Johnny Gilbertson. He was shocked as well; but just like Longsdale, he stated he would question his son. I have credible witnesses who have stated that O’Neil raped and attempted to rape Johnny Gilbertson on more than one occasion when they were wrestling teammates spending nights together during wrestling tournaments.

Further, and as I reported in my original article on this case, other teammates of O’Neil’s claim that he raped them or attempted to rape them. I agreed to withhold their names because of their honesty and because the issue of a young male’s raping another young male is a filthy subject to anyone with morals.

Other teammates of O’Neil’s who were allegedly raped or molested include J.D. Goodrich, Nathan Decker, Tyson Metz, Josh Monson, Alex Pellegrini, Chace Smith, Trent Magneson and Shane Hunt.

I have very believable accusations that O’Neil allegedly claimed he raped 150 to 250 males, and I intend to name more of them in my next article on the perverse allegations against O’Neil.

I can understand that this article and the accusations are degrading. However, an innocent former wrestling referee has been in prison going on nine long years now; and I would expect he is actually in for the rest of his life. The people who allegedly have been victimized by O’Neil need to step forward and start demanding justice for Garvie, instead of attempting to hide from the alleged criminal acts over which they had no control.

No good and decent person could ever allow an innocent man to sit in prison for life while an alleged criminal rapist maintains his freedom and his ability to possibly rape others. For all those who think these issues will just go away, I have news for you: I am going to continue turning up the heat until those involved are forced to come forward.

I urge anyone with information on the alleged rapes and molestation by O’Neil, the alleged claims of ineffective assistance of counsel by Crowley or corruption involving Roe to call me at 541-474-7885 or email me at ed@usobserver.com.

–Edward Snook

US~Observer Staff

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