By Joe Kemp | New York Daily News
The white supremacist accused of killing three people during a Passover eve shooting rampage near a Jewish facility in Kansas was once busted paying for sex with a black man dressed as a woman, according to a new report.
Frazier Glenn Cross — then known as Frazier Glenn Miller — was arrested after police officers spotted him having sex with the prostitute in the backseat of a car in Raleigh, N.C., in the 1980s, WTVD-TV reported on Thursday.
“It’s pretty shocking,” Doug McCullough, a former federal prosecutor who was investigating the former Klansman at the time, told the news station.
“Because of his personal stances that he had taken and what he was now accused of engaging in.”
The news station uncovered the arrest report during an in-depth profile of the 73-year-old man, who faces a capital murder charge for killing a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather in a Kansas City suburb on April 13. Both victims were Christian, relatives have said.
Cross, who is being held on $10 million bail, was also charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting a mother-of-three.
McCullough told local ABC affiliate he was investigating Cross about 30 years ago over allegations he and others were plotting to assassinate the leader of a group known for exposing activities of white supremacist organizations.
It was during that probe that Cross was arrested for having sex with the male prostitute.
“The facts speak for themselves,” McCullough said. “And people can draw their own conclusion about how incongruous something like that is.”
McCullough, now a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, said investigators found that Cross had been mailing a “declaration of war” on minorities, homosexuals and others.
But the former “grand dragon” of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan suddenly went on the lam, which prompted a nationwide manhunt. He was later found hiding in a mobile home in Ozark, Mo.
McCullough said investigators managed to talk Cross into becoming an informant and he agreed to testify against other white supremacists in exchange for a five-year prison sentence.
After serving three years of his sentence, Cross was placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program.
Cross later wrote an autobiography in 1999 titled “A White Man Speaks Out,” which detailed his lifelong involvement with white supremacist groups. He also used the white power platform during a run for Congress in 2006 and again for the U.S. Senate in 2012, but failed both times.
Witnesses said that he hurled anti-Semitic slurs and repeatedly shouted “Heil Hitler” when he was arrested after the shootings last week.