A CEO who helped his company complete a $380-million Wall Street IPO less than two years ago was investigated for child sexual abuse in 1993.
The revelations come as former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to be sentenced next month for his conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The Sandusky case helped place the issue, especially where the victims are boys, on front pages across the country.
We wrote at the time that the Sandusky story represented the tip of a deeply disturbing iceberg in U.S. society, one that largely has been covered up since the Franklin Scandal hit political circles in the late 1980s and early '90s.
Now, we see evidence of child sexual abuse connected to the corporate world.
Ted Rollins, as chief executive of Charlotte-based Campus Crest Communities, develops and markets student housing under The Grove banner at 36 sites around the country. The company promotes its apartment complexes as a source of "fully loaded living" for students who seek more than the spartan quarters offered by college dorms of yesteryear.
The business model revolves around the ability to sell parents on the idea that living at The Grove complexes will promote academic and personal growth for young people. It's grim irony then that North Carolina social-services officials once received a complaint about a possible sexually abusive relationship between Ted Rollins and his stepson.
That sparked an investigation that included three visits to the Rollins home by a representative from the North Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS). The family was referred for counseling sessions at Duke University.
No punitive actions were taken against Ted Rollins, but he was convicted two years later for assaulting his stepson. Under North Carolina law, that incident should have been treated as a case of child abuse. Multiple law-enforcement and health-care responders were required by law to report the assault as a case of suspected child abuse, but public records show they failed to do so.
Rollins was married to Sherry Carroll Rollins at the time, and she had two sons from a previous marriage. The younger of her sons was the subject of the sexual-abuse investigation. Ted and Sherry Rollins would have two daughters of their own before being divorced in 2005. Ms. Rollins and the girls, Sarah and Emma, live in Birmingham; Ted Rollins has remarried and lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Records from child-abuse investigations are not made public, but two members of the Rollins family confirmed to us that Ted Rollins was investigated for child sexual abuse. A complaint from an unknown citizen, alleging inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature, sparked the inquiry.
A source has described to us events that indicate something was seriously amiss with the relationship between Ted Rollins and his stepson, who was in the 12-to-14 age range during the time covered by the investigation.
Were details disclosed to us shared with investigators back in 1993? That is not clear. But if those details were disclosed, and DSS did not take decisive action, the agency was negligent and helped put a child at serious risk.
The information we received is deeply disturbing--every bit as stomach churning as testimony from the Sandusky trial--and it raises questions about Ted Rollins' fitness to be CEO of a major company, especially one whose target audience is young people.
We tried to interview Ted Rollins on this subject, but he did not respond to our questions.
(To be continued)
Sad to say, but this doesn't surprise me.
This point is not off subject.
The subject of what controls the United States is a vital record.
The MONEY which Campus Crest Communities CEO Ted Rollins has access to, is the same MONEY that is available as credit, to not the majority of "people." Clearly, with this Ted Rollins' record proving that the system favors those that can be "controlled" by and through the deviancy of the broken ego? Not being a cert armchair psychologist can't say, BUT, this is a necessity for our understanding about this "culture of vulgar corruption" ...
"... Ford Foundation, The CIA and U.S. Establishment Conspiracy --Part 1 ....
“… President Obama announced the 100,000 Strong Initiative more than two years ago, because the United States wanted to dramatically increase the number of American students traveling to China … When we launched 100,000 Strong in 2010, we originally envisioned it as a four-year effort. But today, I am proud to announce that the Ford Foundation will provide $1 million in seed funding … that will sustain the work of 100,000 Strong beyond these four years. This is an excellent model; it took our government and our government backing to get 100,000 Strong off the ground, but now we look to our civil society and our private sector to sustain and amplify it. And I want to thank John Fitzgerald, the president of the Ford Foundation in China, for his leadership and commitment to 100,000 Strong, and I want to thank all the companies who have made donations to support the program ….”
--U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on May 4, 2012
"... Bassma Kodmani…is a Syrian academic and spokesperson of the Syrian National Council… She spent 7 years living in Egypt where she led the Governance and International Cooperation program for the Middle East and North Africa at the Ford Foundation.”
I'm conflicted about this. On the one hand, an allegation like this can be made against any of us, whether it's based on facts or not. On the other hand, three visits to the home and required family counseling . . . well, sounds like there might have been some fire behind the smoke.
(Note: The following historical article was written in 2002.)
Ford Foundation, The CIA and U.S. Establishment Conspiracy—Part 1
In her book The Cultural Cold War, Frances Stoner Saunders recalled how the Ford Foundation collaborated with the CIA in the past--on behalf of the Ultra-Rich families of the U.S. Establishment's power elite--to perpetuate a globalized corporate economic system which denies political, economic and cultural freedom and equality to the majority of humanity:
"Incorporated in 1936, the Ford Foundation was the tax-exempt cream of the vast Ford fortune...The foundation had a record of close involvement in covert actions in Europe, working closely with Marshall Plan and CIA officials on specific projects...On 21 January 1953, Allen Dulles, insecure about his future in the CIA under the newly elected Eisenhower, had met his friend David Rockefeller for lunch. Rockefeller hinted heavily that if Dulles decided to leave the Agency, he could reasonably expect to be invited to become president of the Ford Foundation. Dulles need not have feared for his future...Allen Dulles was to become Director of Central Intelligence.
"The new president of the Ford Foundation was announced shortly after. He was John McCloy...By the time he came to the Ford Foundation, he had been Assistant Secretary of War, president of the World Bank...In 1953 he also became chairman of the Rockefellers' Chase Manhattan Bank, and chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations. After John F. Kennedy's assassination, he was a Warren Commission appointee ... McCloy took a pragmatic view of the CIA's inevitable interest in the Ford Foundation when he assumed its presidency. Addressing the concerns of some of the foundation's executives, who felt that its reputation for integrity and independence was being undermined by involvement with the CIA, McCloy argued that if they failed to cooperate, the CIA would simply penetrate the foundation quietly by recruiting or inserting staff at lower levels. McCloy's answer to this problem was to create an administrative unit within the Ford Foundation specifically to deal with the CIA. Headed by McCloy and two foundation officers, this three-man committee had to be consulted every time the Agency wanted to use the foundation, either as a pass-through, or as cover. `They would check in with this particular committee, and if it was felt that this was a reasonable thing and would not be against the foundation's long-term interests, then the project would be passed along to the internal staff and other foundation officers (without them) knowing the origins of the proposal,' explained McCloy's biographer, Kai Bird.
.. con't ...
"With this arrangement in place, the Ford Foundation became officially engaged as one of those organizations the CIA was able to mobilize for political warfare ...
The foundation's archives reveal a raft of joint projects. The East European Fund, a CIA front in which George Kennan played a prominent role, got most of its money from the Ford Foundation ...
The foundation gave $500,000 to Bill Casey's International Rescue Committee [of which Nation editor Vanden Heuvel's father was also an official], and substantial grants to another CIA front, the World Assembly of Youth. It was also one of the single largest donors to the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent think-tank which exerted enormous influence on American foreign policy, and which operated (and continues to operate) according to strict confidentiality rules which include a twenty-five-year embargo on the release of its records
... "McGeorge Bundy, became president of the Ford Foundation in 1966 (coming straight from his job as Special Assistant to the President in Charge of National Security, which meant, among other things, monitoring the CIA)...The Congress for Cultural Freedom ... was one of Ford Foundation's largest grantees, receiving $7 million by the early 1960s..."
The Cultural Cold War book also recalled how the money from the J.M. Kaplan family (some of which has been thrown towards Pacifica / Democracy Now! in recent years) was used in the past by the CIA:
Anon at 10:20--
I share your concerns about the possibility of baseless allegations on this subject. That's why I investigated this for months before moving forward with reporting on the story. Two different family members confirmed that the investigation took place, and details surfaced that convinced me this story was solid and needed to be reported. Of course, we also have the beating that happened two years after these allegations surfaced, and I've presented public records on that. The evidence pointing to a pattern of abuse is powerful, in my view. I will be presenting that evidence in a series of upcoming posts.
CULTURE OF CORRUPTION IS AN INTENTIONAL "HIT," SO TO SPEAK.
When the worst of our "citizenry" that is, ROVE, CLINTONS, TED ROLLINS, ET AL, get to be in control of destroying what we have been sold as our "society contract," we must get as educated as possible and demand the behavior OF "higher intellect," that is expected from our "leaders" and "pillars of society."
Why do Americans tolerate this ongoing destruction of our "free and exceptional" U.S.A.?!
STRIKE? CHICAGO TEACHERS HAD BEST BE SUCCESSFUL! RAHM EMANUEL IS REPORTED IN VOLTAIRENET . ORG TO BE AN ISRAELI TERRORIST.
Terrorism is an ACT that has been designed to be in America, in many forms. And Ted Rollins, et al, written about, through the incredible courage of Legal Schnauzer, are committing and have committed in the past, acts that are not by any stretch of an imagination considered "civilized."
Is it possible the stepson threatened to disclose the sexual abuse, perhaps sassed the stepfather about it, and that led to the beating? Trying to put 2 and 2 together here.
I could go to social services and file a report like this against you, couldn't I? Would that be a story?
I would say the culture was an intentional in the U.S. the abuse in every regard, the Franklin Scandal is just a tip of the iceberg for what has been orchestrated here in the U.S.
SCHOOL. It really began with the Rockefeller Foundation AND FORD, "Anti Active Drugs," "Ritalin" for example to boys in grade school who were too "bright."
Ted Rollins' Campus Crest "MODEL" is of the same "BLOB" "DECIDERS" ... ??
" ... The ruling class in the United States has a long-term strategy of undermining and dismantling the public education system. This is why the entire political establishment is viciously opposed to the Chicago teachers strike.
It is not simply a matter of one city. The concern is that if the Chicago teachers are not decisively defeated, teachers throughout the country—and workers in general—will be encouraged to fight back ....
... The CTU put off the strike deadline until after last week’s Democratic National Convention to help the Democrats and Obama posture as friends of working people, even as Emanuel and CPS, with the support of Obama, were preparing strikebreaking operations and a witch-hunt against the teachers.
Since taking office in Chicago, Emanuel has launched one attack on teachers after another, beginning with the rescinding of a promised wage increase. The response of the CTU has been to retreat and seek accommodations. This has only encouraged deeper attacks.
Chicago teachers in forefront of fight against bipartisan assault on education, By Joseph Kishore
Global Research, September 12, 2012
Anon 10:50 am, please do file and then you get to be arrested or sued, or both, for filing a false report which is supposed to be a serious crime, however, you can join with the ranks of the corrupt, because you are correct in your discernment, it is done as a standard operating procedure, SOP, and gee, you seem to know about this criminal fraud.
In a word, "spook?!" CIA is not a culture of higher intellect, we know this by the fruit loops that think Ghetto earth is heaven.
As Shakespeare said: HELL IS EMPTY AND THE DEVILS ARE ALL HERE.
Your comment anon 10:50am, is so classical now, get a new "act."
Anon at 10:50--
Yes, you could go to social services and file a report like this against me. Would it be a story? I guess that would be a decision for a reporter to make. I don't have a child, so that might be a problem for your credibility. But I think I get your point: It's bad that an unknown person can make such a complaint, and it winds up as a news story. As I noted in a comment above, I share your concern. That's why I spent months researching this before writing. That's why I contacted Ted Rollins multiple times in an effort to get his side of the story. He refused to take questions, either via phone or e=mail. If you plan to become a citizen journalist and write such a story about me, I hope you will give me an opportunity to respond to questions about what you allege took place. Of course, if you are the person who made the complaint, it might be a slight conflict for you to serve as a journalist on the story.
Kids live around you, don't they? What if one of them claimed you diddled him? Is that a story?
Anon at 11:21--
Yes, kids live around me, and I suppose one of them could say most anything he/she wanted about me or any other adult. That's a potential problem for most any adult on the planet.
In the Rollins case, the complainant knew to go to social services, so that indicates it was an adult.
Again, I share your concerns about the possibility of false reports in the area of child sexual abuse. In the post-Sandusky era, though, I'm also concerned about reports that go largely ignored, only for us to learn 12 to 15 years later that the subject of the complaint was a serial child abuser.
You might recall that there were complaints against Jerry Sandusky in the 1997-98 time frame. No significant action was taken, and we know now how that story turned out.
These kinds of cases present a delicate balance. I would invite you to stay tuned for upcoming posts on the Rollins case. The evidence, in my view, is powerful--and it makes you wonder why stronger steps were not taken in 1993.
Thanks Bev, you got it.
S.M.A.R.T. meters spy and these have been put into just about every electrical flow that is "America." AND Campus Crest!?
General Electric, another past brick in the wall, now a S.M.A.R.T. way to keep all in a place of constant surveillance and of course we pay for the right to be denied our right of privacy.
But, the S.P.O.O.K. likes to play the game of "gotcha," and this is the reason the S.M.A.R.T. meters are installed - best be careful LS, this could be the set-up and you're being warned.
Children in the U.S. Hmmmmm.
Which children? Are these the children of the BLOB who all attend private schools?
Talk about interesting, the ideology was that when Israel bombed or started the real Middle East explosion, well the RELOCATION? Yes, the South has always been the most sought since Palestine's weather does compare.
I am sorry I don't understand the Ford Foundation, the CIA and stuff that Anonymous is posting. I don't see the connection.
Was the younger of her sons who was the subject of the sexual-abuse investigation--would that be Zac Parrish?
No wonder he's so confused if it is him!
LS, and all readers, we're basically for the next four years and more, very S.C.R.E.W.E.D.
"... Former CIA chief: Obama bigger killer than Bush ...
... As for the election, Hayden indicated it may not matter, at least when it comes to anti-terrorism policy. He seemingly confirmed that the rock band the Who was correct when it blurted “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
... Hayden, who said he was an adviser the Romney presidential campaign, said Romney would largely follow Obama’s same path, too, if Romney was elected.
“If we’re looking forward,” Hayden said, “I actually suspect there is going to be some continuity between a President Romney and and his predecessor, too, if that came to pass.”
Global Research, September 12, 2012
wired.com By David Kravets"
I would be terrified these days to be a single mom with a child in the 8-12 age range--boy or girl.
If you found a nice guy to date, you would want him to be interested in your kids. But what if he's more interested in your kids than he is in you? And what if he's interested in your kids for all the wrong reasons?
Ted Rollins is a nice looking guy with a lot of money, good education. What's not to like? I could see how Ms. Rollins fell for this guy. And if it was me, I probably would have failed to see a problem too--until it was too late.
Scary world out there. How do you trust anybody?
And don't get me started on all the molesters--men and women--who are masquerading as teachers these days.
I am sorry I don't understand the Ford Foundation, the CIA and stuff that Anonymous is posting. I don't see the connection.
September 12, 2012 1:33 PM
Of course you don't.
And to be expected.
Investigate all that has been posted about the CIA and stuff.
CAREFULLY STUDY Biloxi Marx 3752 Scribd
... anon September 12, 2012 1:33 PM, we truly need your higher intellect to post here. Thank you so much for understanding,
Roberta Kelly aka anon CIA & stuff.
LS, and all readers, always know when the sordid truth is reality ... "trolls" show up and ALWAYS say the obvious:
.. how dare a blogger not stay on point .. "I am sorry" ... anon September 12, 2012 1:33 PM,
Dear anon 121212@133PM,
Numbers are the clue, thanks.
JUST US here, especially the post on point about Rollins and how unsuspecting the evil can and typically is, the majority of people have awakened, however, to the tale tell signs. Wolves in sheep clothing have indeed gotten away with the masquerade, as you know, since the CIA pays so well for the spook show. AND,
anon, at Scribd, while you're studying the CIA and stuff at Biloxi Marx 3752, see the Complaint filed, and we the people pray your source of income to terrorize, dries up. Please, also, share with everyone you know and those you don't, thank you for understanding, Roberta Kelly
PLAINTIFF’S ORIGINAL PETITION
CAUSE NO. ________ FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION AS RECEIVER FOR GUARANTY BANK,§§§§IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF§§Plaintiff, §§v. § JUDICIAL DISTRICT§§COUNTRYWIDE SECURITIES CORPORATION; CWALT, INC.;COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION; BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION; DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC.; and GOLDMAN,SACHS & CO.;
Document name: 105626306-Complaint-2516.pdf
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