Jackson Police Chief Jimmy Wilson warned in a 1993 letter addressed to FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph Jackson (Jackson office) young boys complained that Frank Melton molested them after they were placed into his charge by Frank Bluntson.
Chief Wilson stated that he met "privately at the University Club" with Mr. Jackson to discuss problems at the City's Youth Detention Center. A report of an investigation of the detention center is attached to the letter. The report focuses on Frank Bluntson as he was the director of the detention center but addresses Frank Melton in the last two pages. The report states:
Other allegations related to this investigation are civil rights violations that involve Frank Melton, President of NBC Television affiliate WLBT; Frank BLuntson and Hinds County Youth Court Judges. Young boys complained that they were sexually molested by Melton after they were placed in his custody by youth court judges and Bluntson. Melton was not a certified foster parent and took custody of the young boys in violation of the Department of Human Services Policy Guidelines...The rest of the "report" accuses Frank Bluntson of participating in criminal activities at the youth detention center. JJ has not been able to obtain copies of the attachments.
A review of police files and interviews with police detectives reveal that several persons who had direct contact with Melton and were involved in theis overall investigation have been killed or have disappeared (see attachment 14). At least two of these persons provided information about Melton and the liberties that he had taken with young boys before they were shot and killed....
Kingfish note: Jimmy Wilson tried to do the right thing but didn't have a chance. Ed Peters was tight with Melton. Melton was tight with the newspaper publishers. He was as untouchable as one could get in Jackson back in 1993. Chief Wilson didn't have a chance.