A married gay couple who were prominent LGBTQ activists in the Atlanta, Georgia area were arrested in 2022 and charged with deeply disturbing alleged sex crimes involving two young sibling boys they had adopted, according to an in-depth investigative report from Townhall.
The two men — William Dale Zulock Jr., 33, and Zachary Jacoby Zulock, 35 — were indicted on 17 counts by a grand jury that included, among other things, “incest, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, felony sexual exploitation of children, and felony prostitution of a minor.”
They have pleaded not guilty to all of the charges but, if convicted, could receive up to nine life sentences each for their horrific alleged crimes against their adopted children, who are currently ages 9 and 11.
The worst crimes imaginable
Townhall reporter Mia Cathell, in a four-part series of investigative reports and related Twitter threads, laid out all of the gruesome and disturbing details she had learned following a thorough review of court documents, recorded jailhouse phone calls and digital messages, and the social media accounts of the indicted married couple.
🕵️♂️ I investigated a suburban LGBTQ pedophile ring.
My investigation reveals disturbing details about the gay activist couple accused of sodomizing their young, adopted sons—now ages 9 and 11—and distributing “homemade” child porn of the sexual abuse:https://t.co/CxnIjq2bNh
— Mia Cathell (@MiaCathell) January 17, 2023
The Zulocks are alleged to have repeatedly engaged in sexual acts on the boys and forced them to perform sexual acts on them, including oral and anal sex, possibly beginning in 2019 and continuing through until they were arrested in a police raid in July 2022.
It is further alleged that, with Zachery filming and William performing the sexually abusive acts, “homemade” child pornography was produced and then shared with other pedophiles in the area and beyond via the internet.
Potential for more federal and state criminal charges
According to Part 2 of Cathell’s report, at least two other individuals have been charged in relation to the Zulocks’ sexual abuse and exploitation of the two young boys — Hunter Clay Lawless, 27, and Luis Armando Vizcarro-Sanchez, 25 — and are alleged to have received and been in possession of the porn produced by the Zulocks.
As it turns out, Lawless had been caught and busted for downloading child porn onto his computer and eventually flipped and snitched on the Zulocks to investigators. He reportedly asserted that William had invited him “multiple times” to join in the sexual acts but claimed to have never had any actual contact with the abused boys.
Lawless was ultimately released on $25,000 bond two days after he was arrested in July 2022, while Vizcarro-Sanchez reportedly remains behind bars pending bail while also facing a slew of other unrelated criminal charges that range from enticing a child for indecent purposes to various incidents of theft.
While the report noted that the Zulocks only face local charges at this time, it is possible that they could eventually also face federal and/or state charges for child pornography and child sex trafficking, potentially as part of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. In anticipation of those possible RICO charges, authorities have seized the mansion and vehicles owned by the Zulocks along with other assets and property.
How did they adopt the boys, and what is jail like for them?
Part 3 of Cathell’s report focused on the now-defunct Christian adoption agency, All God’s Children Inc., along with the relevant state agencies that oversee adoptions and foster care, with a particular emphasis on how the adoption process had been completed rather quickly and how authorities had apparently missed the fact that Zachary had been accused, but never actually charged, of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in 2011.
Part 4, the final installment of the series of investigative reports, detailed how the Zulocks were faring in jail thus far as they await trial, including how Zachary has allegedly been threatened with “jail justice” by other inmates, and their disappointment at being split apart from one another in separate facilities as well as the inability of their defense attorney to get them out on bond.
The whole affair is rather sordid and particularly concerning in light of all of the many now-apparent bright-red flags about the Zulocks that should have prompted caution and extra scrutiny but instead were seemingly missed or simply ignored by authorities who should now be ashamed of the horror they played a role in inflicting upon the two innocent young brothers.