"The FREEDOM OF THE PRESS hath, in consequence thereof, been
esteemed one of its safeguards. That freedom gives the right, at all times, to every
citizen to lay his sentiments, in a decent manner, before the people, If he will take that
trouble upon himself, whether they are on point or not, his countrymen are obliged to him
for so doing; for, at least, they lead to an examination of the subject upon which he
"John DeWitt," Essay III, Nov. 5,
Last Wednesday the Outpost of freedom received a video from a California
father who had, upon failure to gain the order of the court, chosen to remove his son from
a day care center in Novato, California. The video tape shows 34 year old Peter A.
Tscherneff, who has been reported missing along with his 2 1/2 year old son, as he gave a
prepared statement. The video contained numerous allegations targeted at child care, law
enforcement and judicial officials. Tscherneff alleges numerous cover ups involving child
abuse investigations. He says the cover up "involves exploitation, child
prostitution, child selling and even child murder.í The video includes references
to a recent hearing in Sonoma County wherein Tscherneff petitioned the court to remove his
son, Alex, from a North Bay pre-school Tscherneff said that his son and other children
have been and are being victimized at Miss Sandyís School Novato. Amidst numerous
warnings to parents, Tscherneff questions how our system responds/fails to respond to
alleged child abuse charges. Tscherneff says, "Will the court protect children from further severe abuses?"
Mr. Ted Gunderson, a 28 year veteran of the FBI, has reported that the
FBI fails to include in itís annual report the number of abductions of children
throughout this country.
Tscherneff has been charged with child concealment an a federal charge
of flight to avoid prosecution. His bail for the charge of child concealment has been set
at $500,000.00 and a no-bail for the charge of flight to avoid prosecution.
These issues regarding child prostitution, child selling and child
murder were completely foreign to us when we first reviewed, and chose to publish, the
Operation Monarch article in the first addition, before that decision was made we spent
many hours researching the subject to see if there was a possibility that this scenario
could exist. Our conclusion was that it could.
We have continued to investigate the matter and have found that
Readerís Digest (Missing: 100,000 Children Per Year, July, 1982) and Newsweek
magazine ("Stolen Children", March 19, 1984) both feel that there are
significant numbers of children missing each year from across America.
Having established that there is a source from which the number of
children could come
from to satisfy the allegations, we continued to look into some of the
specifics of the Tscherneff case. We have obtained a copy of a police report which names
Lt. Col. Michael Aquino as a suspect in a child abuse charge. We have talked to many
parents who have similar stories to tell. We have found that Mr. Tscherneff has had a bail
placed on his charges that "shocked" a retired California judge with whom we
spoke. The Superior Court in Sonoma County lists the bail on this offense at ten thousand
dollars. If the charge were kidnapping, the bail would be twenty five thousand dollars.
For kidnapping, for ransom or extortion the bail would be a mere $100,000. Why is the bail
set at one half million dollars in this case?. Could this indicate that Mr.
Tscherneff's allegations about complicity by the judiciary have merit as well?
The information that has been presented by the press as been directed
at a very small aspect of what appears to be the most serious crime operating in the
country today. The allegations about abuse of children and the complicity of the judiciary
as a part of the cover-up leave the question of whether Mr. Tscherneff could even obtain a
fair trial in California.