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Resource ID: #20727
Subject: Crime
Source: Californian (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Date: 19-Jan


"The Californian exposed the depths and extent to which the assistant district attorney of Kern County, Calif., went to manipulate and control the teenage son of one of his longest-serving and most faithful investigators. The Californian also examined a series of murders dating back to the late 1970s, up to the present, that suggested a pattern of corruption at the highest levels of Kern's county government. Powerful men were alleged to have used their positions to cover up their own, and others', duplicitous lives in which they secretly used teenage boys for sex. Cases involving the alleged conspirators, known as the Lords of Bakersfield, occasionally ended in murder."

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