By Kathleen Gilbert
DURHAM, North Carolina, June 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An openly homosexual Duke University official has been charged with delivering up his 5-year-old adopted African American son to sexual predators online.
Frank Lombard, the 42-year-old associate director of the Center for Health Policy and a licensed clinical social worker, was arrested Wednesday after he invited an undercover police officer to take advantage of one of his two sons, whom he had adopted with his male partner.
The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI conducted the sting operation.
Investigators were tipped off to Lombard's criminal activity by an informant who said he had seen Lombard molest an African-American child four times over an Internet video chat service called ICUii. The informant said Lombardi described himself on his profile as "perv dad for fun."
According to the arrest warrant filed by D.C. Metropolitan Det. Timothy Palchak, Lombard told the undercover detective that he had raped his son on several occasions since infancy, and that "the abuse of the child was easier when the child was too young to talk or know what was happening, but that he had drugged the child with Benadryl during the molestation."
The FBI stated that two children have been taken from Lombard's home and put into protective custody by the North Carolina Department of Social Services.
Lombard will be transferred to Washington, D.C. this week to face federal charges, and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Duke University spokesman Michael Schoenfeld told ABC News that Lombard, a Duke employee since 1999, has been placed on unpaid leave.
Family Research Institute Chairman Dr. Paul Cameron has said that the case appears to coincide with a pattern of abuse established in a recent review of the literature describing the impact of homosexual fathers on their children. The review by Dr. Cameron, published in the peer-reviewed Psychological Reports, noted that such children were more frequently exposed to parental molestation.
"While every gay parent does not molest his child, the scientific literature records a much higher incidence of molestation by gay parents or foster parents," said Cameron. Cameron, an expert in homosexual foster parenting and adoption, also said it is likely the child victim "developed interest in gay sex through these activities."
Cameron cited a 1978 Kinsey Institute study that found 23% of surveyed homosexual men admitting to having had sex with boys.
"The cant that 'gay parents are no more likely to molest' is not based on evidence but liberal ideology," said Cameron.
"By endorsing gay adoption, President Obama, the state of North Carolina, and Duke University share blame for this tragedy. These policy makers let dogma blind them to evidence that has been in the literature for years."