CLEVELAND, OH – Microsoft co-founder and chief executive officer William Henry Gates, III thinks his wealth gives him the ability to solve the world’s problems. Now that soon-to-be ex-wife Melinda Ann French-Gates has filed for a divorce the world is learning the world’s 4th richest oligarch can’t even solve the problems in his household. The oligarch Gates’ “family” image is headed for a nose dive as journalists ignore the public figure’s request for privacy. Big Tech doesn’t care about anyone else’s privacy. The Gates don’t get a pass.
Published reports originating with the Daily Beast are alleging that one of the reasons Gates’ wife Melinda wants a divorce was because of his friendship with self-lynched Russian Jewish oligarch and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The two met in 2011 and the news website reported how Gates flew on Epstein’s private jet and spent the night at his New York mansion. Flight records confirm the jet flight. The Wall Street Journal claimed Melinda began consulting with divorce attorneys in 2019 when the New York Times connected Gates to Epstein after the convicted pedophile’s imprisonment and suicide.
What’s not being reported by the mainstream media that the Seattle media covered was the 2013 arrest and prosecution of Rick Allen Jones at the Gates’ $147 million Seattle mansion two years after Bill met Epstein. Jones was accused by Seattle police of downloading and trading (at least once) over 6000 images of children having sex or being raped. He was 51 at the time of the disovery.
The Seattle police department’s investigation of Jones began around December 28, 2013 when Google reported him to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as a subscriber who had uploaded one or more files of child pornography at 4:45 a.m. An investigation of Jones’ IP address identified his email as email@example.com dating back to November 20, 2013. The IP address was “geo-located” to Seattle, Washington. A search of WHOIS identified Comcast as Jones’ internet provider.
In a jpeg file title “jimmy bs arlos” images of three persons were visible. Two could be identified. The two identified individuals were boys between the ages of 8 and 12. One of the boys was “receiving a blowjob” from the other, according to the 15-page report of Detective Ian Polhemus.
Polhemus obtained a search warrant to enter Jones’ home at 1530 NW Market St Unit 211 in Seattle. It was executed on March 20, 2014 and empty when police arrived. Detectives learned he was at work at the Gates mansion as an engineer and paid him a visit.
Jones readily admitted his guilt, according to Polhemus’ 15-page report, and identified Chinese Asian David Wong as the recipient of the jpeg file Google reported. So much for Asians being “model minorities.” Wong responded to Jones’ email with his own reference about 15 year-old-boys he saw on a cruise. The Gates employee said he’d been collecting child pornography for 10 years and that his interest was in young boys.
An investigation of the search history associated with Jones’ IP address identified 6362 files associated with children and 38,488 as “hash values.” Jones further admitted that he and Wong had been lovers. Jones also knew one of the boys in the pictures was named Chris.
There’s a website called “Techrights” whose moderator has literally written the book on Gates’ like I’ve done with Cleveland councilman Gary Norton, Jr., Basheer Jones, ex-Forest City Enterprises boss Albert Ratner, Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams and others. It’s full of previously unpublished “confirming” details about Gates’ career dramas. One of the key insights from the website is how Jones avoided all the “public” records associated with his crime not being released to the public despite the publicity.
There’s no record of the King County charges, a warrant for Jones’ arrest or the conviction. Jones by law was supposed to register as a sex offender but not even that record exists. In June 2015 he simply pled guilty and spent three months on house arrest with an ankle bracelet for a crime that should have come with 10 charges. In addition to house he was given two years probation and told to stay away from children. The website’s author speculates with some level of justification that Gates’ money was at work. Records associated with child pornography are not eligible for sealing.
Published reports are saying Melinda French Gates has no “pre-nuptial” agreement with Bill so she’s bound by nothing other than not wanting to humiliate her soon-to-be ex-husband publicly in front of their three daughters and families. Thus far she’s said nothing about the reasons for her decision.