David Frodsham, an Arizona foster parent for over 12 years, was arrested and convicted for operating a pornographic pedophile ring based out of his state-approved foster home.
WARNING! Graphic content – not suitable for younger readers!
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
The state of Arizona, which has the infamous reputation of removing the highest percentage of children in the U.S. from their homes and families through Child Protective Services, has now also been exposed as having a very corrupt foster care network that includes pedophile rings where young children are imprisoned in state-approved foster homes and trafficked to pedophiles.
In a developing story based out of the military town of Sierra Vista, Arizona, the home of Fort Huachuca, David Frodsham, a former commander with the Department of Defense in Afghanistan who was discharged from duty due to “sexual harassment” behavior and an assessment by the military that he had an unalterable personality disorder, has been arrested and convicted of operating a pornographic pedophile ring based out of his state-approved foster home.
Health Impact News first reported on the charges brought against David Frodsham and his wife who were state-approved foster parents last year (2017) with the story of the young child Devani, who was seized from her family just days before her second birthday and placed into the Frodshams’ state-approved foster home where she was allegedly raped repeatedly and trafficked as part of an organized pornographic pedophile ring. After David Frodsham was arrested due to a federal investigation, Devani was placed into another state-approved foster home where 80% of her body was burned by scalding water, forcing the amputation of her toes. See:
Arizona Places 2 Year Old Child in Foster Pornographic Pedophile Ring – Foster Mom Burns 80% of Her Body
Local news in Arizona covered this story, but Health Impact News reached out to the biological mother of Devani and told her side of the story, revealing that Devani never should have been taken out of her home in the first place, where she was loved by her mother, who repeatedly tried to report the abuse she was seeing in her daughter, with no results. See:
Arizona Child Removed from Loving Family and Placed into Foster Care Where She was Repeatedly Raped – then 80% of Body Burned
Now, another foster child who was adopted by the Frodshams and put into their pornographic pedophile ring has turned 18 and come forward to reveal details of years of horrible torture and sexual trafficking while suing the state of Arizona for damages of $15 million.
Arizona Sued for Approving Foster Home Operating a Pornographic Pedophile Ring
Referred to as “John Doe” to protect his identity, the former foster child imprisoned and tortued in the Frodshams’ foster home has filed a “Notice of Claim” for damages of $15 million and served it to the following parties:
Mark Brnovich – Attorney General – State of Arizona
Gregory McKay – Director Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS)
Michael Trailor – Director Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
Deb Nishikida – Director, Sierra Vista Office Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
Noemi Ochoa – Licensing Worker Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
James Robinson – Manager Arizona Department of Economic Security
The lawsuit specifies the basis for the claim against the state of Arizona:
John Doe is a victim of the State of Arizona’s failed child protection practices and policies.
John Doe, who is now 18 years old, suffered over 12 years of shocking physical and sexual abuse because of the State’s refusal to protect him.
John Doe was born in September of 1999 and before his fourth birthday was placed in foster care. The Frodshams were approved by the State to have John Doe in their home in 2004 and John Doe was subsequently adopted by David and Barbara Frodsham in 2012.
The Frodshams were licensed foster parents with the State of Arizona from 2002 to January 2015. The Frodsham license was not suspended until David Frodsham was arrested at the DES office for felony drunk driving with toddlers in the vehicle.
The State and its employees ignored actual notice of the abuse of John Doe and numerous warning signs that the Frodsham home was dangerous.
The State did not remove John Doe until ICE, a federal agency within the Department of Homeland Security, arrested David Frodsham for operating a pornographic pedophile ring based in the home. ICE identified John Doe as a victim of Frodsham’s pedophilia.
John Doe suffered sexual, physical and emotional abuse for over 12 years in this home, despite numerous red flags of abuse and neglect. This abuse was no secret to CPS/DCS and well documented yet no investigations were undertaken. (Emphasis added.)
Some of the abuses suffered by this young boy as claimed in the lawsuit are shocking, as the U.S. public today is largely unaware of such abuses in the foster care system, and that these activities are actually funded by American taxpayers:
David Frodsham utilized the State of Arizona and the foster care system to funnel innocent, vulnerable children into his home, so he could run a pedophile ring.
John Doe was sexually and physically abused by David Frodsham countless times both inside and outside the home while Frodsham’s wife, Barbara witnessed this abuse, and physically abused John Doe herself.
Mr. Frodsham also acted as John Doe’s pimp, prostituting John Doe to other men, for their sexual enjoyment, and for money for himself.
Frodsham often participated in these sexual meetups. Frodsham helped enable a network of pedophiles in the Sierra Vista area and these men participated in further sexual abuse against John Doe.
State of Arizona Responsible for Torture, Sexual Abuse and Trafficking by Licensing Pedophiles to Become Foster and Adoptive Parents
According to the lawsuit, David Frodsham never should have been approved as a foster parent, as his deviant sexual behavior was well documented, and caused him to be released from duty in Afghanistan, where he served as a deputy commander with the Department of Defense.
From the lawsuit:
There was additional information about David Frodsham that indicated he was an unsuitable foster parent, much less an adoptive parent.
David Frodsham was assigned as a deputy commander with the Department of Defense in Afghanistan. He only served for a brief period, as he was kicked out and released from duty, and told he could not return because of his “sexual harassment” behavior and an assessment by the military that he had an unalterable personality disorder.
For a deputy commander to be removed from duty in Afghanistan and told never to return for service is glaring evidence that David had negative personality qualities which could easily make him an unfit parent.
The military investigated his behavior and upheld the inappropriate sexual behavior findings. The investigator stated,
“I recommend the unit keep Mr. Frodsham resigned out of BSG permanently. Bringing him back to the unit will only cause further tensions. The ability of Mr. Frodsham to be rehabilitated is completely up to him. I believe this inappropriate conduct has been part of Mr. Frodsham’s personality for some time.”
“The Army has articulated its zero-tolerance policy. I am convinced that Mr. Frodsham is aware of what constitutes sexual harassment, because he previously held a position in Equal Opportunity, as he stated in his interview. Still he chose to violate said policy.”
“I recommend making this misconduct an official matter of record and take disciplinary action under Chapter 75 of Title 5/AFI 36-704 Discipline and Adverse Actions. I recommend the command administratively punish Mr. Frodsham with reprimand and refer member to home unit.”
A review of these records by a psychologist who does assessments of sex offenders in the military believes that the coded language of the discharge indicates the underlying reason for his removal was sexual abuse of boys in Afghanistan.
As we have reported so often here at Health Impact News, parents today can lose their children to the state for a variety of reasons under the blanket term of “neglect” and not abuse, such as disagreeing with doctors, refusing vaccines, not feeding their children according to USDA dietary guidelines, having a dirty house, allowing children to go outside without shoes, etc.
But foster parents who are bringing in federal funds to the state get away with REAL abuse, and this poor foster child highlights this same injustice in the system in the lawsuit:
If the Frodshams were the biological parents of John Doe, he would have been removed based on these complaints and allegations, and placed in a group home. Instead, the State left John Doe in the foster/adoptive home, and the Frodshams received a monthly stipend from the State to abuse him.
Is the Federal Investigation into the Frodsham Arizona Pornographic Pedophile Ring Part of a Federal Investigation of Pedophiles in the Military?
Fort Huachuca Army base in Arizona.
A recent New York Times article reported about the problem of pedophiles and the American military in Afghanistan:
Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says
The Times article references a just-released report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, which was commissioned under the Obama administration, and was considered so explosive that it was originally marked “Secret/No Foreign,” with the recommendation that it remain classified until June 9, 2042.
A heavily redacted version was released to the public in January (2018).
Someone is apparently putting pressure on the military to expose the widespread practice of bacha bazi, or “boy play,” in which some Afghan commanders keep underage boys as sex slaves.
From the New York Times article:
Sigar said it had opened an investigation into bacha bazi at the request of Congress and in response to a 2015 New York Times article that described the practice as “rampant.” The article said that American soldiers who complained had their careers ruined by their superiors, who had encouraged them to ignore the practice.
A former Special Forces officer, Capt. Dan Quinn, who beat up an Afghan commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave, said at the time that he had been relieved of his command as a result. “We were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did,” said Captain Quinn, who has left the military.
Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, a highly decorated Green Beret, was forced out of the military after beating up an Afghan local police commander in Kunduz who was a child rapist. Sergeant Martland became incensed after the Afghan commander abducted the boy, raped him, then beat up the boy’s mother when she tried to rescue him. Congressional inquiries apparently led to Sergeant Martland’s reinstatement.
Read the full article at the New York Times.
Arizona DCS Knew About Abuses and Torture but Did Nothing
Even apart from Frodsham’s military past in Afghanistan, the state of Arizona apparently had plenty of evidence that Frodsham was not suitable as a foster parent but continued to license him and his wife anyway, allowing them to foster and adopt children who were tortured and trafficked.
The lawsuit documents many of the abuses and provides evidence that Arizona DCS knew about some of these atrocities:
Barbara Frodsham neglected John Doe terribly, and physically and emotionally abused him as well. Barbara knew the sexual abuse was occurring, at times walking in the room as it was happening, yet took no steps to stop it. Mrs. Frodsham routinely beat John Doe and blamed him for the abuse heaped on him.
Barbara did not buy John Doe clothes or feed him, and screamed at him every time he tried to complain or protect himself, often beating him viciously. It was obvious to all, including the State DCS employees that Barbara Frodsham hated John Doe.
The Frodshams forced John Doe to live outside much of the time. While they went to work they locked John Doe out of their home and left him with a bike to travel to a convenience store to use the restroom.
This neglect and abuse was documented by the State and its employees. The foster and other children, including John Doe, were forced to eat hot sauce as punishment, handcuffed to the bed all night, locked outside the home, and locked in closets.
John Doe and the other boys were beaten with fists, brooms, belts and other objects to the extent that medical care was frequently required.
CPS/DCS did not investigate this physical abuse. CPS/DCS just turned a blind eye, and the abuse continued unabated.
The State had access to over thirty-eight police reports from the Frodsham household, from 2002 to early 2016, (all prior to the arrest of David Frodsham for sex abuse). The State should have reviewed these as part of their licensing process of the foster/adoptive parent program.
John Doe complained to CPS/DPS over sixteen times and nothing was done. Even more shocking, there were at least 10 abuse and neglect complaints documented by CPS/DCS between 2002 to 2015.
Arizona Child Sex Trafficking: How Can this be Allowed to Continue to Happen in the U.S.?
MedicalKidnap.com is a website started by Health Impact News in 2014, due to the sheer volume of parents who were contacting us explaining how their children were medically kidnapped, often for simply disagreeing with a doctor, or wanting to seek a second opinion.
Most of the early stories we covered were all coming out of Arizona, and it was clear to us early on that something was not right in Arizona. Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recognized that the problems within CPS were too large to ignore, and early in 2014 she abolished the entire department and replaced it with a new Division of Child Safety and Family Services.
But one would be hard pressed to find anyone today who believes that the new division is any better than the old department of CPS.
As editor of Health Impact News, I began assigning investigative reporters to find out why so many children nationwide were being ripped away from their families. We uncovered many reasons why this is happening today, from enrolling children into drug trials that could not happen under the custody of their parents (see: Medical Kidnapping in the U.S. – Kidnapping Children for Drug Trials), to the rise of a new pediatric sub-specialty of “Child Abuse Specialist” that created a new profession where finding abuse was required to justify one’s job (see: Are New Pediatric “Child Abuse Specialists” Causing an Increase in Medical Kidnappings?)
We exposed the problems in the modern foster care system where states need to meet quotas of children put into foster care to receive federal funding. See:
Child Kidnapping and Trafficking: A Lucrative U.S. Business Funded by Taxpayers
The U.S. Foster Care System: Modern Day Slavery and Child Trafficking
However, one of the worst reasons we were hearing about as to why so many children were being taken away from loving families and put into foster care was because the U.S. pedophile child sex trafficking business is so lucrative, that it allegedly makes more money than the illegal drug trade, and illegal arms trade, combined.
But we quickly learned that this topic was off limits to the media, as no one was willing to come forward and expose it, due to fear of reprisal, as the whole child sex trafficking allegedly extends to the very wealthy and powerful forces in the U.S. politics.
Hence, most of these henious crimes being committed against children are largely done in secret, without public knowledge.
This case in Arizona is one of the first ones where federal investigators have actually stepped in and done something about child sex trafficking through the U.S. foster care system.
Some have told me privately that President Trump’s executive order implemented on December 21, 2017 was put in place to go after these pedophile networks that extend around the world.
Is this true? We certainly hope so!
But only time will tell if this horrendous network will finally be exposed, or if this incident in Arizona is simply a token scapegoat to try and address the problem while the main network continues on with “business as usual.”
Everything documented in this case is a direct violation of basic human rights, especially as was spelled out in the Nuremberg trials after World War II and the atrocities committed in then Nazi Germany.
How can this be happening today in the United States? How can we be talking about “making America great again” when this kind of child sex trafficking is happening right here in our own borders?
Please do not think that what is happening in Arizona is an exception or isolated problem. This huge evil injustice being committed against American children exists in probably every state in the U.S.
America has lost its way. This is no longer the land of “liberty and justice for all.” Spiritually and morally we have lost our way.
Most organisations that claim to care and protect children and young adults, go out of their way to do just the opposite. Sooner or later they will all be found out, exposed and discredited.