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    Beyond the Dutroux Affair - The reality of protected child abuse and snuff networks _http://www.pehi.eu/dutroux/Belgian_X_dossiers_of_the_Dutroux_affair.htm_
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 1, 2007
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      Beyond the Dutroux Affair - The reality of protected child abuse and snuff
      _http://www.pehi.eu/dutroux/Belgian_X_dossiers_of_the_Dutroux_affair.htm_ (http://www.pehi.eu/dutroux/Belgian_X_dossiers_of_the_Dutroux_affair.htm)

      The Darkest Secret - By revealing the painful story of her sexual abuse as a
      child, actress Teri Hatcher hopes to help other victims. By Teri Hatcher -
      Newsweek Oct. 8, 2007 issue ....I tell you this story with trepidation. But my
      fear is far outweighed by what I know is my obligation to help other victims
      of sexual abuse to not feel alone. To inspire other victims to realize that
      their lives do not have to be paralyzed by guilt and shame; they do not have
      to be defined by victimhood. And to convey to each and every damaged girl or
      woman that it is not her fault. Unfortunately, many, many girls are victims
      of sexual abuse. So even as we fight evil abroad, the evil of this abuse
      lives on in our neighborhoods.
      _http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21047603/site/newsweek/_ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21047603/site/newsweek/) _

      Sex predators proliferating in cyberspace, experts say By Shirley Ragsdale
      - Register Religion Editor 9/30/07....By several measures, the prevalence of
      online predators is increasing, despite the risk of being caught.

      Court hears about Sirois' mental state TheRecord.com - Local - Court hears
      about Sirois' mental state Dianne Wood - Record Staff - Kitchener The
      Kitchener man who admitted killing an elderly woman and her longtime boarder in 2004
      practised Satanic rituals and saw demons, a hearing into his mental state at
      the time of the crime heard yesterday. Michael Sirois, 29, pleaded guilty
      last April to two counts of second-degree murder in the vicious stabbings of
      Verna Bast, 87, and Randy Penner, 47. The pair was killed on Feb. 20, 2004 in
      the Glasgow Street home that Bast, a devout Christian, had shared with Penner
      and another boarder, John Routley, for many years. Although Sirois has
      admitted to the murder, he hasn't yet been convicted. A hearing has begun in
      Superior Court to determine whether he should be held criminally
      responsible....There will be testimony about a satanic bible found among Sirois' possessions,
      satanic writings found in his room and satanic rituals and ceremonies he
      performed, Gehl said. "You will hear a lot about Mr. Sirois' adherence to satanic
      beliefs,'' Gehl said. _http://news.therecord.com/printArticle/246604_

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      Do children lie about sexual abuse? Not usually 6/21/2008 By John Weiss Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN Children do lie, but seldom about being abused, an expert
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 24, 2008
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        Do children lie about sexual abuse? Not usually 6/21/2008 By John Weiss
        Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN Children do lie, but seldom about being abused,
        an expert said. "All human beings can and do lie, but it's hard for kids to
        do it about sex," said Victor Vieth, director of the National Child Protection
        Training Center at Winona State University. "They can't lie about something
        they have no knowledge of," he said, and children don't learn about oral sex
        on Sesame Street. Young children might try to trick parents with other
        things, such as if they cleaned their rooms, but they aren't very good at it, he
        said. "It has to be that way or us parents wouldn't have a chance," he said.
        Older children can lie about sex abuse, but that's hard, for other reasons, he
        "It's no fun to make an accusation of sexual abuse," Vieth said. They know
        others will know they made the accusations and they could be teased about it,
        he said. They also know they might have to be examined in a hospital and
        testify in court in front of others, including the media. "When exactly does it
        start being fun for those kids?" he said. Children also come under heavy
        pressure to recant, he said. Most find living with a lie if they recant is easier
        than living with abuse if they do testify. In fact, say those working with
        children, the opposite is closer to the truth -- children tend to underreport
        abuse. Lying is rare, said Nancy Reuvers, supervisor of child/family services
        for Dodge County. "If anything, they will protect their parents," she said.

        Abuse cases difficult to prosecute
        6/21/2008 By John Weiss Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN The legal system often
        has a hard time dealing with child abuse because many victims aren't old
        enough to speak or don't have words to describe the abuse. If the cases go to
        trial, children have to sit in a courtroom and face the people accused of
        abusing them, said Jim Martinson, chief deputy with the Olmsted County Attorney's
        Office. They often don't want to recall terrible memories. Children are often
        the "silent victims," he said. When children do testify, they often have
        trouble recalling facts, or their understanding of time is limited. "That level
        of detail is often just not there," he said. "It's exceedingly frustrating."

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