Among the criminal behavior, including
forcing his stepdaughter's head onto his penis
until he ejaculated beginning when she was nin years
old, he also force her to repeatedly dress and undress
in front of him despite her continued objections. This
abuse went on for years. In 1993, after learning of these
charges, the Fraternity Snoqualmie Board voted to retain
Baker as a member. The board members who voted to keep
him were Chris Lawrence, Larry Mohrman, Chuck Hutchins,
Del Moore, Steve Smith, Art Panneck and Pat Lowe. To this day Baker
is still a member of the camp and over the years club members, and
members of the Board, have lied to protect Baker and keep him on
at the club. Club management has placed Baker in charge of "security" at
numerous of their public events and he in currently in
charge of the Fraternity Snoqualmie computer system.
Baker even has a pending application, and is next in
line, to become a permanent resident at the camp. Baker,
and his current wife, who is on the FS Board are swingers
who attend "New
swinger club in Lynwood Washingon.
This material originally came from the
files at Fraternity Snoqualmie. The information contained herein became
a matter of public record to many members from FS when it was posted
by Georgia Morrow on Rec.Nude in March, 1996. Fraternity Snoqualmie
members complained this was a five year old case and didn't matter.
Numerous members posted about what a nice camp it was; and how "safe".
Baker's name has been listed on the this Hall of Shame since 1996.
So FS surely can't claim this time around they were unaware. They
were aware of it, and what did all their internal
policing get? They sheltered a child rapist for a decade all the
while telling their members and others that their camp is safe cause
they check everybody out. They lied for him. They even put him in
charge of their camp's computer; they made him in charge of security.
They put a child rapist in charge of security and call their camp "safe".
-- Nikki Craft,
Wayne Silsbee is currently sought by the FBI MOST WANTED, (11.04). Silsbee has been a visitor at Fraternity Snoqualmie, and has, according to him, taken children to the camp on several occasions. If any FS, or anyone else, recognize his photo, and have any additional information please contact the FBI.
Craft if you have further
information about this situation.
Camp Rife With Deviants
excerpted from the Issaquah Press, August 24, 1994
A former board member of Fraternity
Snoqualmie claims the Tiger Mountain nudist camp is a pedophiles'
paradise, but camp spokesman vehemently denied
the characterization, calling it the product of
someone with an "axe to grind."
(Georgia Morrow has since gone public
because her daughter is now out of school.) who
preferred to use her maiden name for this story because her daughter
attends an Issaguah school, said the 57-year-old camp has had a significant
rise in the number of unwelcomed sexually-related incidents since
it was reopened to the public about three years ago.
"Everything is going to sound like a disgruntled member," Schaefer said. "But there is so much stuff going on up there that is contrary to what I believe in."
an eight-year member who lived at the camp and
left in January, is sending letters to area churches and day-care centers to
warn them of alleged problems.
She claims eight former Fraternity Snoqualmie members have been arrested, convicted and are serving time in prison for sexual offenses."
"Franternity Snoqualmie keeps the problem secret and they do not want any publicity,: Schaefer said in the letter. "There are police reports, internal complaints against members and names and members as proof."
provided by Schaefer to The Issaquah Press reveal
that none of the criminal sexual offenses took place at Fraternity Snoqualmie.
All occurred in the 1980s, and one case involved a burglary, not a sexual
offense, according to the documents.
were letters written by members of Fraternity Snoqualmie
to the camp's board of directors claiming various sexual improprieties. One case
was dropped for lack of evidence, and two others
resulted in the expulsion of two members. None were reported to King County Police.
generally involved unwelcomed sexual acts such
as masturbation or fondling.
Snoqualmie's Chuck Hutchins, public relations spokesman
and a 16 year member, defended the internal policing system, saying that the
victims are always asked if they want the police
to be called.
added that often the individuals prefer to handle
the matter within the camp.
"They like their anonymity," Hutchins said. "But we have no problem calling the police. If someone would like us to call the police, we would immediately call."
Hutchins said everyone gets "two chances" and that "somebody's got to see it." "We nip everything in the bud before it gets out of hand," he said. "We try to make it so everyone is safe up there."
to Hutchins, the camp, a non-profit corporation,
currently has about 300 paid members. Membership costs about $200 per year, with
one-day visits costing $20.00.
Every year, Hutchins said the 40-acre camp, which has a pool, spa and sauna, usually revokes the membership of one or two members while about four or five people are "asked to leave."
as the sexual offenders, Hutchins emphasized that
the individuals named by Schaefer did not have documented sexual violations when
they were admitted to the camp because it has a
strict screening policy.
"All of our members go through this," he
said, explaining that the applicants' vital statistics
are checked by the Washington State Patrol for felony sexual offenses. The applicants
are also checked locally through King County Police,
Hutchins said. Furthermore, the camp periodically receives a computer sheet from
a national sunbathing group, the American Sunbathing
Association, that lists known sexual offenders.
maintains that despite the official screening process,
sexual deviants still gain access to the park.
"We're going to have a pervert city up there--it's like that already," she said. "It's gone from a family nudist camp to a place for guys to party on the weekends."
said the camp allows people to attend only if they
are a member or are the guest of a member. Guests must be with the member when
first-time visitors are allowed only after they
fill out back-ground paperwork and show picture identification. Visitors are
watched closely by camp staff, Hutchins said. Inappropriate behavior is dealt
with immediately, he added.
"We ask them to leave now," Hutchins said."No ifs, ans, or buts."
said her main goal in bringing up concerns about
Fraternity Snoqualmi is to increase awareness about nudist camps harboring sexual
offenders when camps are open to the public.
"This is not a local problem, this is a national problem and it's getting worse," she said. "No one has been willing to make a public stand."
Hutchins said the only real problem is Schaefer's insistence on "harassing" the
"She has been creating hassles for a long time," he
Schaefer admitted she has not been "lily white" but
hopes to persevere with her goal.
"Fraternity Snoqualmie believes the more they smear and invalidate me the more they can deflect my efforts to make the community aware of this increasingly dangerous situation," she said. "I'll
risk the lawsuit and the embarrassment if it keeps one child safe from rape or
of Issaquah Press article.
Several of relevant
case numbers regarding Franternity Snoqualmie.
Here's an excerpt
from the Executive Board Meeting Records date: 6/28/92:
Activities and Entertainment--Chuck
Hutchins announced that there will be a lingerie party
in the clubhouse or on the deck at 5 or 6 pm on August
22 (Saturday after Nudestock.)
A potluck will be held before the lingerie party. (Roger Baker was
in charge of Security at this public event.
letter below is excerpted from a letter printed in
Press, September 29, 1994 in response to a members letter stating
the headline of the article printed above was sensationalistic.
The headline "Claim: Nudist camp rife with deviants" might appear sensationalistic if one is unaware of what has happened at Fraternity Snoqualmie. I have seen the police reports, letters and miscellaneous documents (as did the reporter who wrote the story) and I do not think it is "uninformed" to
choose that title. There are numerous documented
cases of pedophiles at Fraternity Snoqualmie and the headline, given by the
Issaquah Press, is one they have earned.
Up at Fraternity
Snoqualmie it doesn't take too many pedophiles or
pornographers to ruin a kids day -- or his or her whole life. Denial is not a
river in Egypt, and it's precisely what's wrong with Mr. Llewellyn and lots
of other nudists. Until they recognize and acknowledge
their problem, camps will remain a safer places for pedophiles than children.
I would urge any parents who still take their children to stop doing so immediately.
Snoqualmie denies they had responsibility for Deja
a national pornographic magazine, photographing openly
all day at their camp during "Nudestock." How are they going
to do when it comes to controling pedophiles? Not
so good, it seems. Nikki