John DeCamp

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John DeCamp
State Senator
In office
Preceded by William M. Wylie[1]
Succeeded by Cap Dierks
Constituency 40th District,
Nebraska Legislature
Personal details
Born (1941-07-06) July 6, 1941 (age 75)
Neligh, Nebraska,
United States
Political party Republican
Occupation Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

John W. DeCamp (born July 6, 1941) is a former Republican member of the Nebraska Legislature and author of the book The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska.


Born in Neligh, Nebraska, DeCamp joined the United States Army during the Vietnam War. In 1975 he initiated Operation Baby Lift, which evacuated 2,800 orphaned Vietnamese children.[2] He was later assigned to serve as an aide to former CIA director William Colby, who was Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam at the time. Beginning his campaign for election while still stationed in Vietnam, DeCamp was elected and served four terms as a Nebraska state senator, from 1971 to 1987.

After the legislature[edit]

Decamp is currently a practicing attorney in Lincoln, Nebraska. He served as a lawyer for the Militia of Montana, a constitutional militia movement group, in the 1990s.[3]

In the May 2006 election, he lost in his attempt to return to the Nebraska state Legislature.[citation needed]

In 2012, he talked with the Ellis County Observer about how he linked Sandusky and Penn State child sex abuse scandal years prior.[4] In 2004, the links were previously disclosed in the transcripts from an interview on The Alex Jones Show.[5]

Franklin cover-up[edit]

DeCamp was also the lead perspective on Conspiracy of Silence, an unaired Discovery Channel documentary about the alleged "Franklin cover-up" that documents a U.S. child sex abuse and pedophilia ring whose involvement leads to the highest levels of government.[6][7] This was confirmed by The Washington Times, “Mr. Spence arranged at least four midnight tours of the White House, including one June 29, 1989, on which he took with him a 15-year-old boy whom he falsely identified as his son.” [8] The boy Mr. Spence claimed to be his son, was later identified as foster child prostitute, Paul Bonacci. On February 27, 1999, the U.S. District Court of the District of Nebraska awarded Bonacci $1 million in compensatory damages and punitive damages, related to the Franklin Cover-Up. Omaha’s Franklin Community Federal Credit Union handler, Lawrence E. King Jr., was held responsible for the damages done to Bonacci, due to King's failure to respond to the lawsuit from jail.[9][10] Decamp was Bonacci’s defense attorney for these related scandals.


  • The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska. 2nd ed. Lincoln: 2006.


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