TOPEKA, Kansas, February 28, 2011 ( – Phill Kline expressed optimism on Friday, after day 5 of his ethics trial, that Gov. Sam Brownback would “make the right decision” about getting help for the forgotten child rape victims.

While the state has been expending taxpayer money over two years to investigate Kline on two counts of alleged professional misconduct during his investigation of Planned Parenthood and abortionist George Tiller, Kline said in a video interview with that “none” of the state’s resources had been spent (to his knowledge) looking for those child sex abuse victims whom he tried to identify and save as Kansas Attorney General from 2003 – 2007.

“Do you believe then that in light of the facts of the case that are coming out that Gov. Sam Brownback should call upon the state to renew your investigation and seek out these victimized children?” LSN asked Kline after Friday’s hearing.

“Well I have a lot of respect for Gov. Brownback and I’m sure he will make the right decision as it relates to this,” said Kline. “Of course he is the governor, and this more falls into the hands of law enforcement than the governor.”

“But as this develops and as this information gets out, perhaps he might have something to say about it.”

Kline said he did not know if Gov. Brownback was familiar with Kline’s investigation into the abortion provider’s failure to report child rape and his efforts to identify and help the rape victims.

“It had been sealed for years by various court orders, and only with this ethics investigation has it recently come out within the past few days.”

Kline blamed the obstruction of state officials during the Kathleen Sebelius administration for stonewalling his criminal investigation into child rape and abortion providers’ legal failures to report.

“There was a decision by those in power to try to prevent a legitimate investigation of criminal activity based on compelling evidence,” he explained.

It took two years from the time when the subpoenas were announced in September 2004 to the time they got the evidence in October 2006, “and even then it didn’t have the children’s names,” Kline said.

Kline said his office tried other avenues to identify the children, “because I didn’t think we should sit back.”

“When you have 166 cases [on girls 14 years old and under] and one report, there is abuse there,” said Kline.

“We know what is going on, and we did nothing? That is a shame on this state,” continued Kline.

“And so all those children we were investigating for getting abused, never got help, no one ever heard their cry, no one ever took the next step to protect them, and that’s wrong.”

Note: Video was taken by Earl Glynn of Kansas Watchdog. See his coverage for additional details of the Phill Kline trial here. staff writer Peter Smith returned from Topeka on Monday after covering the first five days of the trial. Check regularly for more reports and updates from the Phill Kline trial.