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Accused Kansas City hate-crime killer allegedly solicited sex from a black male prostitute

ABC News

Near the end of an interesting article on how Frazier Glenn Cross, the accused murderer of three people outside Kansas City Jewish centers, went from white nationalist KKK leader and armed revolutionary to government informant to alleged killer, ABC News drops this little tidbit: In 1986, a year before Cross — then named Frazier Glenn Miller — was arrested for declaring war on blacks, Jews, and the U.S. government, "Raleigh police officers had caught Miller in the back seat of a vehicle, in mid-act with a black male prostitute masquerading as a woman."

ABC News couldn't find any public record from the incident — Miller wasn't charged with any crime — but anchor Steve Daniels did talk to J. Douglas McCullough, a federal prosecutor at the time and now a North Carolina state appellate court judge. McCullough said he's seen the police report of the prostitution incident, and "it was pretty shocking," especially given Miller's "personal stances that he had taken and what he was now accused of engaging in." But he wouldn't go into the details with Daniels. "They're rather salacious," he teased. "I think the facts speak for themselves."

Here's Daniels' report, from Raleigh-Durham ABC affiliate WTVD-TV:

In an interview last fall, Miller told the Southern Poverty Law Center that he had lured the black, cross-dressing male prostitute into his car with the intention of beating him up. He probably considered that a lesser offense than transactional sex.