Issue 90 January 2010 S M A R T (Stop Mind control And Ritual abuse Today)
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Issue 90 January 2010
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bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of
mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to
bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques.
This issue includes information on the Roman Polanski Case, Mohler case,
Alamo case, Pedophile ring allegation Plymouth, England, Irish Catholic
Church coverup, ritual abuse podcasts, books, conference presentations,
articles and laws, mk-ultra, child abuse research and effects
Polanski Case Articles
Dominic Lawson: Let's not forget what Polanski did The film
director has been treated with extraordinary indulgence Tuesday, 29
September 2009 A man who drugged and sodomised a 13-year old girl would
not usually receive the uncritical support of the political and literary
establishments .There, the 44-year-old Polanski plied her with the
drug Quaalude mixed in glasses of champagne. Then, after insisting that
she join him in the Jacuzzi, Polanski said: "Let's go in the
other room". From this point on, the testimony is harrowing, so skip
the next few paragraphs if you are of a squeamish disposition.
"Q. What did you do when he said, `Let's go into the other
A. I was going `No, I think I better go home', because I was
afraid. So I just went and I sat down on the couch.
Q. What were you afraid of?
A. Him . He sat down beside me and asked if I was OK. I said
Q. What did he say?
A. He goes `Well, you'll be better'. And I go, `No I
won't. I have to go home. He said `I'll take you home
Q. Then what happened?
A. Then he went down and he started performing cuddliness I was
kind of dizzy, you know, like things were kind of blurry sometimes. I
was having trouble with my coordination I wasn't fighting
really because I, you know, there was no one else there and I had no
place to go."
Q. Did he ask you about being on the pill?
A. He asked, he goes, `Are you on the pill?' and I went,
`No' and he goes `When did you have your period?' and I
said, `I don't know. A week or two. I'm not sure' He
goes, `Come on. You have to remember'. And I told him I
didn't . and right after I said I was not on the pill and
he goes and then he put me wait. Then he lifted my legs up
farther and he went in through my anus.
Q. Did you resist at that time?
A. A little bit, but not really, because
Q. Because what?
A. Because I was afraid of him."
The Smoking Gun Archive polanski
Reminder Roman Polanski raped a child Broadsheet Salon_com
Whitewashing Roman Polanski
More than 30 years after he raped a 13-year-old girl, the fugitive
director hoped a skewed documentary would reopen his case. Thankfully, a
judge said no dice. By Bill Wyman
Polanski's defenders lose sight of the true victim By Steve Lopez
September 30, 2009
The grand jury transcripts of the sex abuse case paint a far more
damaging picture of the events that allegedly unfolded between the
director and a 13-year-old girl at Jack Nicholson's home in 1977.
(Victim's Op-ed) Judge the Movie, Not the Man By Samantha Geimer
February 23, 2003 I met Roman Polanski in 1977, when I was 13 years old.
I was in ninth grade that year, when he told my mother that he wanted to
shoot pictures of me for a French magazine. That's what he said, but
instead, after shooting pictures of me at Jack Nicholson's house on
Mulholland Drive, he did something quite different. He gave me champagne
and a piece of a Quaalude. And then he took advantage of me. It was not
consensual sex by any means. I said no, repeatedly, but he wouldn't
take no for an answer. I was alone and I didn't know what to do. It
was scary and, looking back, very creepy .We pressed charges, and he
pleaded guilty. A plea bargain was agreed to by his lawyer, my lawyer
and the district attorney, and it was approved by the judge. But to our
amazement, at the last minute the judge went back on his word and
refused to honor the deal.
Worried that he was going to have to spend 50 years in prison
rather than just time already served Mr. Polanski fled the
country. He's never been back, and I haven't seen him or spoken
to him since. Looking back, there can be no question that he did
Call Polanski's crime what it was: rape By Wendy Murphy October 30,
2009 .The word "rape," which is what Polanski did to the
child, appears only four times (twice because The Times was quoting
someone else). "Rape" is the only word that clearly conveys
criminal activity, and a child can never have "sex" with an
France appeals to Hillary Clinton on behalf of Roman Polanski From Times
Online September 28, 2009 Polanski was accused of the rape in 1977 after
photographing the teenager during a modelling session. The girl said
Polanski plied her with champagne and part of a Quaalude sedative pill
at Jack Nicholson's house. Polanski was allowed to plead guilty to
one of six charges, unlawful sexual intercourse, and was sent to prison
for 42 days of evaluation. Lawyers agreed that would be his full
sentence, but the judge tried to renege on the plea bargain. Aware the
judge would sentence him to more prison time and require his voluntary
deportation, Polanski fled to France where he has lived for the past
Mohler Case Articles
Child incest pamphlets found in second search of Mohler property By
DONALD BRADLEY The Kansas City Star 11/24/09 A second police search of
the Independence property of Burrell Mohler Sr., charged with an array
of sexual offenses against some of his grandchildren, turned up child
incest pamphlets. Also seized were more adult movies, including a
pornographic DVD about having sex with "Grandma & Grandpa,"
according to new documents released today. Other items listed on search
warrant affidavits include what authorities are calling "incest
porn" as well as homemade videotapes, a Focus on the Family film
series, and a Book of Mormon Stories for Children. That and other Mormon
literature taken from a house and a shed indicate that some of the
materials could belong to Mohler's oldest son, Burrell "Ed"
Mohler Jr., who also has lived in Independence. While the senior Mohler
and most of his sons belonged to the Community of Christ Church, Ed
Mohler, 53, joined the Mormon church in 1992 but was excommunicated in
2007 for personal conduct unrelated to child abuse. Mohler, 77, is in
jail in Lexington, Mo., along with his four sons and a brother from
Florida. Authorities say the men carried out years of sexual abuse on
children as young as 5 in the extended family. Darrel Mohler is being
held in Florida. In all, the Mohler men face 42 charges. The search of
Mohler's home in the 1300 block of Dodgion Street was conducted
Friday by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Authorities believe
some of the alleged assaults against the Mohler children in past decades
were photographed or taped. The first search of Mohler's home turned
up incest magazines, computers, tapes and recording equipment.
Similarly, a search of a Columbia, Mo., house belonging to his son Jared
Mohler, 48, also turned up computers, tapes and video equipment.
Many back Missouri incest suspect By Judy L. Thomas, Donald Bradley and
Brian Burnes MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS 11/23/2009 KANSAS CITY
.Mohler's reputation as the strict but good patriarch would
come crashing down. He's in jail now, after allegations from at
least three grandchildren that "sleepovers" on his farm often
meant incestuous rape, and that when granddaddy sang "Itsy-Bitsy
Spider," his hands ended up in wrong places. After allegations that
their uncles wedded and bedded first-graders in a chicken coop and that
their father did unspeakable things to them less than a mile from that
little white church. Once the charges 42 so far were filed,
it seemed the Mohler family was shattered as irreparably as the
bad-memory jars the little girls purportedly buried and authorities
earlier this month hoped to dig up .Yet all or nearly all six
children of Burrell "Ed" Mohler Jr. gave credence to the tales
of twisted family relationships, according to court documents. Nor did
it help the senior Mohler's legal defense or public image as a
grandfather when police hauled incest pornography out of his home in
Independence, Mo. While some question the validity of the accusations,
others may ask why authorities did not investigate earlier. In the 1980s
or early '90s, at least some of the grandchildren reportedly went to
their mother about the abuse, according to police documents. Instead of
going to law enforcement, she told the head of her Mormon church. And
An Overland Park, Kan., man, who once shared custody of his 7-year-old
son with an ex-wife who married into the Mohler family, said he tried to
alert the Lafayette County sheriff, the Missouri Division of Family
Services and a court-appointed guardian to what he feared was happening
at the Mohler place.
"I notified everybody I could notify in February 2000 about
this." Then, three months ago, an Independence police detective told
the man there were multiple victims, "and my son was on the
list." "I said: `You mean it took them nine years to figure
Many of the allegations directed at the Mohlers defy what experts
encounter in sex abuse situations group encounters involving
children within the same family are rare, primarily because they are
less apt to be kept secret. Still, there are cases of incest being so
ingrained in a household that, for some families, "the act becomes
normalized a family value, as common as Sunday dinners or watching
football on TV," said Joseph Beck, a therapy director at Spofford
Home, a Kansas City nonprofit that treats children with severe emotional
problems. "Although it's abnormal, it becomes, `This is how
we do things,'" Beck said, adding that victims can be trained early
in life not to trust the outside world.
Clinicians widely believe that child molestation, especially within a
household, is driven more by urges to be violent and exert power than
act out instilled sexual practices. "It's not about sex.
It's about power and control," said Judith Ann Cohen, who
specializes in child-rape cases at Allegheny General Hospital in
Pittsburgh. "A man who feels he is king of his castle gets to abuse
his children because, well, you can if you're king of your
castle." Beck agreed. "Usually it revolves around a single
patriarch of a family, the man in power."
5 men charged with sex crimes against children AP By Bill Draper And
Heather Hollingsworth 11/11/09 LEXINGTON, Mo. Authorities on
Wednesday were searching a rural property in western Missouri for bodies
and buried glass jars containing notes written more than 15 years ago by
children who may have documented sexual abuse by five members of their
own family. Lafayette County Sheriff Kerrick Alumbaugh pleaded for the
public's help, saying investigators "believe that there are
other victims out there, and we believe people in the public can give us
more information." Alumbaugh said authorities believe there may be
bodies buried on the property outside Bates City, which is about 30
miles east of Kansas City. He refused to say to whom any of the bodies
would have belonged. The property and a nearby home is owned by a man
unrelated to the case who is cooperating with authorities .The five
men were arrested Tuesday and are charged with several felonies,
including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of
a child in a sexual performance. The allegations, which include
bestiality and forcing an 11-year-old to have an abortion, date from
1988 to 1995 .Three of the five men are lay ministers in the
Community of Christ church whose licenses have been suspended, church
spokeswoman Linda L. Booth said .The woman who came forward claimed
some of the men sexually abused her and her siblings, forced her to have
sex with a dog, forced the siblings into fake marriages with relatives
and forced her to watch as her brother was abused .."The church
takes seriously the allegations that have been made and suspended the
priesthood licenses of three lay ministers: Burrell Mohler Sr., David
Mohler and Jared Mohler," the church said in a statement. Booth said
one of the men, whom she refused to identify, had been registered to
work with children but that license has been terminated. The Community
of Christ, headquartered in Independence, split from The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1860 and was known as the Reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints until 2001. It has about
250,000 members worldwide.
Child sex abuse allegations may turn into a murder case By DONALD
BRADLEY The Kansas City Star 11/11/09 LEXINGTON, Mo. They said they were
just little girls trying to bury their horror in jars around the farm.
They wanted somebody to know what happened to them. So, according to
authorities, the sisters wrote notes about the years of sexual abuse at
the hands of older relatives and hid them in the earth. Then the
children one was a boy buried the pain and anguish within
themselves. Years would pass. But on Wednesday, authorities came to the
farm south of Bates City, Mo., to dig for the notes and possibly a
body. With a man and his middle-aged sons in jail, investigators
descended onto the rural property looking for evidence of rape, sodomy,
bestiality and possible homicide .The five men were charged with 14
felonies, including forcible sodomy and forcible rape with a child less
than 12 years old and use of a child in a sexual performance. The
sheriff said he expected more charges to be filed .The woman who
came forward alleged that the abuse against her began at age 5, when the
girls were forced to "rotate" sleeping in the same bed as the
Five charged for ritual child sex crimes By Donald Bradley, AAP November
A Missouri man and his four sons have been charged with the ritualistic
sex abuse of his six grandchildren, and police are searching the family
farm for buried bodies.
Officials declined to say whether the remains they were searching for
were those of adults or children but said they were investigating
allegations of murder. "There have been indications of a body or
bodies in numerous locations," Lafayette County Sheriff Kerrick
Alumbaugh told a press conference.
The backhoes began digging before noon on Wednesday, and a more careful
search was undertaken to find glass jars filled with notes the children
wrote describing the horrific abuse.
"When the victims were younger they were writing down what had
happened to them and placing it in those jars and subsequently burying
it in the property in hopes to forget about the occurrences," said
Bill Lowe, a spokesman for the Missouri Highway Patrol.
The alleged crimes came to light in August when a 26-year-old woman
approached police with the suppressed memories of years of abuse at the
hands of her father, uncles and grandfather.
Her four sisters and brother are cooperating with police and more
charges are expected to be filed, Lowe said. "We believe there are
other victims out there," Alumbaugh said. "Pedophiles don't
stop with just one. They keep going." The woman described nine
incidents of abuse which she believes began when she was about five and
ended after she became pregnant and was forced to have an abortion at
age 11. The abuse included elaborate "wedding" ceremonies in
which the girls would pick flowers to adorn their hair and wear special
dresses .The alleged abuse occurred between 1988 and 1995 at the
farm in Bates City, Missouri. The five men were formally charged with
various counts of child sex abuse on Tuesday and remained in jail on
Wednesday after a judge set bonds ranging from $US30,000 ($A32,275) to
$US75,000 ($A80,690). Charged in the crime were: Burrell Edward Mohler
Sr, 77; Burrell Edward Mohler, Jr, 51, the father of the six children;
Jared Leroy Mohler, 48; Roland Neil Mohler, 47; and David A Mohler, 52.
Father Says Son Was Victim of Mohler Family Kathy Quinn Meagan
Kelleher, Web Producer
November 12, 2009 NDEPENDENCE, Mo. The Lafayette County Sheriff
said they are actively searching for more people who may have been
sexually abused by the Mohler family men. Burrell Edward Mohler Sr., 77,
his brother and his four adult sons have been charged with forcible
sodomy and rape involving children under the age of 12.
In their search for more victims, detectives have contacted people like
Mark Young's son, who was seven at the time of the alleged abuse.
Young confirmed to police that his son was abused by one of the Mohler
Mark Young said he and his former wife, Pamela Robison, had a child
together and that woman later married Burrell Edward Mohler, Jr. Young
said Robinson and his son would disappear for days.
UPDATE: Story of alleged 7th victim detailed on K.C.'s WDAF-TV
11/16/2009 J. Noedel-Publisher Kansas City's WDAF-TV (Fox4)
has reported that in 1999, a Kansas City area man named Mark Young
divorced his wife. His ex-wife got custody of the former-couple's
seven year-old son. The ex-wife then married Burrell "Ed" Mohler
Jr. Not long after, Mark Young met Burrell Mohler Jr.'s own ex-wife.
Burrell's ex-wife whose own six children the Mohlers allegedly
abused told Young that she had learned that "Jr. was quite
fond of (Young's) son and liked to sleep with him." Young
quickly sued for custody of his boy, alleging the child was being
abused .The probable cause statement says that a granddaughter of
Burrell Sr. remembers being raped by her grandfather when she was six
years old. The now-grown woman and one of her sisters also are quoted
in the probable cause statement alleging that their great uncle Darrel
Mohler raped two of the girls when they were five and six years old, and
then their grandfather threatened to kill them if they were not quiet.
The Associated Press has reported, "The original complaint in the
case includes allegations of bestiality, forcing children into fake
marriages with relatives and making an 11-year-old have an
WDAF-TV, Channel 4, in Kansas City is reporting that three of the
accused child abusers were lay ministers in an Independence, Mo. church.
A 77-year-old man and four of his middle-aged sons in western Missouri
were charged yesterday on multiple charges of forcible sodomy and rape
of children between 1988 and 1995. According to the Kansas City Star, a
woman has told authorities of her and other children being forced to
line up on a bed on their knees and each being assaulted by the men.
Daugther Say Mohler Jr. Forced Them To Kidnap, Kill Man
Three-page sworn probable cause statement from one Cynthia L. Schroer.
Group Asks Church to Help Other Potential Victims Come Forward Rob Low,
edited by Jason Vaughn November 13, 2009 INDEPENDENCE, MO
Activists representing people who have been abused by clergy members
traveled to the metro area on Friday to ask the Community of Christ
Church to help bring other potential victims of a family accused of
multiple counts of child rape.
Three members of the Mohler family were lay ministers of the
Search in family sex abuse case also is for bodies, Lafayette sheriff
says By Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star 11/11/09 LEXINGTON |
Authorities are searching a rural property near Bates City, Mo., looking
for bodies, as well as buried jars of written memories of anguish and
horror allegedly left years ago by sexually abused children. Indications
are that "an individual or individuals were killed," Lafayette
County Sheriff Kerrick Alumbaugh said Wednesday as law enforcement
personnel swarmed over a farm once owned by one of five men arrested the
day before. Investigators also expect that even more than the five
alleged victims of the decades-old "mock weddings" will come
forward. Court documents indicate the case involved rape, sodomy and
bestiality, Alumbaugh said at his Lexington office. Investigators see a
"strong possibility" of more victims, he said. Five members of
the Mohler family, a 77-year-old father and four of his middle-aged
sons, were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges of forcible sodomy and
rape after a woman related stories of her and other children being
forced to line up on a bed on their knees and each being assaulted by
Pedophile ring allegations Plymouth, England
Spotlight on trio of child abusers By Sarah White and Dan Bell BBC
A nursery worker and two others have pleaded guilty to a catalogue of
child sex abuse.
Vanessa George, who worked at a nursery in Plymouth, admitted sexual
abuse of children and then sharing pictures of her crimes with Colin
Blanchard and Angela Allen, who she met on Facebook.
Blanchard and Allen also pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults on
children and to taking and sharing pictures of the attacks. Here are
profiles of the three people .The 39-year-old from Plymouth has now
pleaded guilty to 13 charges including sexual abuse of children and
making and distributing indecent images of children .Colin Blanchard
was arrested in June after his business partner accidentally found
indecent images of very young children on his laptop .Abusive images
were found both on his laptop and iphone and Blanchard has admitted 19
counts of sexual assault and distributing indecent images of children.
Tracy Lyons new woman accused over paedophile ring was also
nursery worker From Times Online 10/13/09 A second woman nursery worker
has been charged in connection with the paedophile ring involving
nursery worker Vanessa George. Tracy Lyons appeared before magistrates
in Portsmouth on Saturday charged with the sexual abuse of a child,
taking an indecent image of a child and distributing indecent images of
a child .The 39-year-old was arrested following information from
Greater Manchester Police, which investigated Colin Blanchard, 39, from
Rochdale. Blanchard had a co-ordinating role in the paedophile ring
which also included George, 39, from Plymouth, and Angela Allen, 39,
from Nottingham. The trio have admitted child sexual abuse and swapping
images over the internet .George, Blanchard and Allen will be
sentenced at Bristol Crown Court next month for 37 child sex offences.
Lyons was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on January
18 ..George, who worked at Little Ted's Nursery in Plymouth,
also said she knew the abuse was "vile" and
Vanessa George and Angela Allen abused toddlers for Facebook
`friend' they never met From The Times 10/2/09 Sitting alongside
the nursery worker from Plymouth were Angela Allen, a single mother from
Nottingham, and Colin Blanchard, a businessman from Smallbridge, Greater
Manchester. The three had exchanged photographs of themselves abusing
children as well as thousands of text messages detailing their obscene
sexual fantasies. None of them had met before they were led into the
dock at Bristol Crown Court, and they did did even glance at each other.
In total, they admitted 38 charges of child abuse. George, 39, a married
mother of two teenage daughters, admitted taking hundreds of photographs
of herself abusing infants in her care.
describes abuse New Charges Added in Daycare Sexual Abuse Case
10/6/09 SAN DIEGO Prosecutors on Tuesday added multiple-victim and
substantial sexual conduct allegations against a woman charged with her
husband with molesting and sexually assaulting four children at the
daycare facility they ran out of their Mission Valley
apartment .According to evidence presented at a preliminary hearing
in April, an investigation started in September 2007 when one of the
alleged victims who ranged in age from a few months to just over 2
years old suffered vaginal injuries .Kennedy told a judge that
the four alleged victims were all in good health and uninjured until
they went to the couple's daycare.
The alleged victims had "unique and very troubling injuries,"
Kennedy told Judge Polly Shamoon.
"With each of them, it's their genitals that are damaged,"
Alamo Case Sentencing
Evangelist Who Took Child `Brides' Is Sentenced to 175 Years
November 13, 2009 TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) Tony Alamo, an evangelist,
was sentenced Friday to 175 years in prison for taking under-age girls
across state lines for sex. Mr. Alamo, 75, was convicted in July on a
10-count federal indictment. Judge Harry F. Barnes of Federal District
Court said Mr. Alamo had abused his status as father figure and pastor
and threatened the girls with "the loss of their salvation." .A
woman Mr. Alamo took as a child "bride" at age 8 challenged him
from the witness stand on Friday to submit himself to God's
judgment. Reading from lined notebook paper, she said Mr. Alamo had torn
her family apart and described how she shook uncontrollably when he
first molested her. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/14/us/14alamo.html
Evangelist Alamo sentenced to 175 years on sex charges November
13, 2009 (CNN) Evangelist Tony Alamo is likely to spend the rest
of his life in prison after an Arkansas judge sentenced him to 175 years
Friday on charges that included taking minors across state lines for
sex, according to prosecutors. A jury convicted Alamo in July on 10
federal counts covering offenses that spanned 11 years and dated back to
1994, according to documents from the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Arkansas. Alamo, the 75-year-old founder and leader
of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, will serve the sentences on each
count consecutively, for a total of 175 years in prison, prosecutors
said. In addition to his sentence, Alamo was fined $250,000, court
documents showed .An indictment released in November 2008 accused
Alamo of transporting five girls across state lines for sex. The
criminal complaint included accounts from three girls, two of whom were
17 when the complaint was released last year, and one who was 14. All
three said Alamo sexually abused them.
Irish Catholic Church Coverup
Report: Police and clergy protected pedophile priests A New report
on clerical abuse from 1975 to 2004 details the cover-up of abuse
allegations. By Conor O'Clery GlobalPost November 27, 2009
DUBLIN, Ireland Police officers, government officials and bishops
of the Catholic church in Ireland have been harshly censured in a report
on clerical child abuse over three decades in the Archdiocese of Dublin.
Coming just a few months after an equally harsh report on the
ill-treatment of children in Church-run industrial schools, the latest
revelations have shocked Catholics and non-Catholics alike throughout
An official commission investigated 320 allegations against a sample of
46 out of 183 priests from 1975 to 2004. It found that several cardinals
and bishops protected criminal priests while taking no action to protect
The driving force behind the report is Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who
came from Rome in 2003 to take over the archdiocese and handle the
Yesterday, at a news conference, holding his hand over his heart, and
with tears in his eyes, Martin apologized as a man and a bishop.
"How do I feel when I have to unveil here before you the revolting
stories of the sexual assault and rape of many young children and
teenagers by priests of the archdiocese?" he said. "To each and
every survivor my apology, my sorrow and shame for what happened."
The report of the commission found that the protection of pedophile
priests was facilitated by "the structures and rules of the Catholic
Church." Government prosecutors and police facilitated the cover-up
by allowing the church institutions to be beyond the reach of the normal
law enforcement processes. Over the period the welfare of children was
not even a factor to be considered. "Instead the focus was on the
avoidance of scandal and the preservation of the good name, status and
assets of the institution and of what the institution regarded as its
most important members the priests."
Report Says Irish Bishops and Police Hid Abuse By Sarah Lyall November
26, 2009 London The Roman Catholic Church and the police in
Ireland systematically colluded in covering up decades of child sex
abuse by priests in Dublin, according to a scathing report released
The cover-ups spanned the tenures of four Dublin archbishops and
continued through to the mid-1990s and beyond, even after the church was
beginning to admit to its failings and had professed that it was
confronting abuse by its priests. But rather than helping the victims,
the church was concerned only with "the maintenance of secrecy, the
avoidance of scandal, the protection of the reputation of the church,
and the preservation of its assets," said the 700-page report,
prepared by a group appointed by the Irish government and called the
Commission of Investigation Into the Catholic Archdiocese of
Dublin .The report is the latest in a series of damning revelations
about the church. In May, a report chronicled the sexual, emotional and
physical abuse of orphans and foster children over 60 years in a network
of church-run residential schools meant to care for the vulnerable and
the disadvantaged .The report, which took three years to prepare,
focused on the way complaints about abuse by priests had been handled.
It looked into the cases of 46 priests who had been the subject of
scores of complaints from about 320 children from 1975 to 2004. Of the
46 priests, 11 have pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting children or
have been convicted of that crime. The rest are dead or have not been
prosecuted. The report said the Irish police effectively gave the church
impunity and often referred abuse complaints back to the archdiocese for
internal investigations .The report details examples of priests who
were blatant, notorious abusers, but who were allowed to continue
without punishment or censure. One priest admitted to abusing more than
100 children. Another said he had abused, on average, a child every two
weeks for 25 years. One parish priest whose case was examined in the
report, the Rev. James McNamee, was locally infamous for his behavior
over more than 30 years. Early in Father McNamee's career, an altar
boy said he had seen the priest "bathing with naked adolescent boys
and placing the boys on his shoulders"; a parishioner said he had
seen the priest exercising in the nude with boys in his backyard.
Numerous complaints against Father McNamee were looked into at various
times, and various officials expressed concern, but no action was taken,
by either the priests or the nuns who worked with him, the Catholic
officials who fielded dozens of allegations, or the police. Father
McNamee died in 2002, professing that he had done nothing wrong.
Report damns Irish Catholic Church for covering up `evil' sex
abuse Dublin By Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 26th, 2009
The Catholic Church in Ireland covered up widespread allegations of
"evil" child sex abuse by priests for decades, according to a
damning report released on Thursday. Four archbishops routinely
protected abusers and failed to inform police of the allegations,
according to a three-year investigation into the Dublin Archdiocese, the
country's largest. Responding to the report the latest to
reveal the scale of Catholic sex abuse the government immediately
apologised for failing to protect children in Church care, and vowed in
a statement that "this can never happen again". "Whatever
the historical and societal reasons for this, the government, on behalf
of the state, apologises, without reservation or equivocation, for
failures by the agencies of the state in dealing with this issue,"
it said. The judicial probe discovered that the archbishops did not
report abuse to police until the 1990s as part of a culture of secrecy
and an over-riding wish to avoid damaging the reputation of the
Church .The 750-page landmark report by judge Yvonne Murphy is
damning in its criticism of failures to protect vulnerable children. The
probe examined complaints of abuse of over 320 children involving a
representative sample of 46 priests in the Dublin Archdiocese between
1975 and 2004. One priest admitted to sexually abusing over 100
children, while another accepted that he had abused on a fortnightly
basis over 25 years.
Coakley made deal in 1995 priest case Did not prosecute in
boys' complaint "I agonized over every one of those cases,"
said Martha Coakley of her work as head of the Child Abuse Prosecution
Unit By Michael Rezendes Globe Staff / November 23, 2009
When Martha Coakley was the Middlesex district attorney, her office
prosecuted the Rev. John J. Geoghan based on an allegation that he
squeezed the buttocks of a 10-year-old boy a single time at a public
swimming pool. The highly publicized 2002 conviction won Coakley
widespread praise for bringing the first successful criminal case
against the widely accused pedophile, a priest many had called
But seven years earlier, Coakley, then the head of the Middlesex child
abuse unit, had Geoghan in her sights and took a dramatically different
approach. Back then, three grade-school brothers told investigators that
Geoghan had inappropriately touched them during numerous visits to their
Waltham home, and had made lewd telephone calls to them. Rather than
prosecute, Coakley agreed to grant Geoghan a year of probation in a
closed-door proceeding that received no media attention at all.
Because of the deal, Geoghan faced no formal charges and no criminal
In sanctioning the 1995 probation agreement, Coakley, now the
front-runner in a special election for the United States Senate, never
pressed the Boston Archdiocese for any prior complaints against Geoghan.
It's not clear that the archdiocese would have readily obliged, but
it was holding in its files thousands of pages of documents detailing
abuse complaints against Geoghan made by dozens of victims dating back
to the 1960s.
Coakley, in a lengthy interview last week, said she handled the case
appropriately, pressing the best case possible given the specific
contact described by the three young brothers. She also said she
successfully negotiated specific terms of Geoghan's pretrial
probation a routine way of expediting minor criminal cases
requiring Geoghan to undergo psychiatric testing and be barred from
unsupervised contact with children for a year.
"None of the boys disclosed any touching that was basically an
indecent assault and battery," Coakley said. Coakley also said she
did not believe she could have won a conviction in the case on anything
more serious than the charge of making harassing telephone calls, a
Mitchell Garabedian, the attorney who represented the mother of the
Waltham boys, said news of the lawsuit was a catalyst. Within two years,
he said, he found himself representing more than 50 of Geoghan's
victims, and would ultimately represent 145 of them.
MEXICO: Child Sexual Exploitation Fuelled, Protected by Economic Clout
By Adrián Reyes MEXICO CITY, Jul 27, 2009 (IPS) While the
Mexican government is touting the imprisonment of businessman Jean
Succar, accused of running a child sex ring, as evidence of its tough
stance against child sexual exploitation, authorities also admit that
the number of minors subjected to such crimes has increased from 16,000
to 20,000 over the last six years.
Paedophilia and sexual exploitation of minors are not classified as
serious offences in almost half of Mexico's 31 states, increasing
the likelihood of impunity, according to Ana Rosa Payán, general
director of the Office and System of Integral Development for Family
Welfare (DIF), created in 1970 .
Journalist Lydia Cacho told IPS that the Mexican state has failed to
effectively address the needs and protection of victims, and some
organisations, such as the DIF, have even "allowed some minors to
fall into the hands" of sexual abusers.
"Mexico is a paradise for child prostitution and pornography,
because these rings have enough economic power to corrupt and operate
with impunity," said Cacho. Her book, "Los demonios del
Edén" (The Demons of Eden), contains the personal accounts of
minors who talk about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of a
child prostitution and pornography racket she alleges was run by Succar.
She added that the abuse and sexual exploitation of minors is closely
linked to other phenomena, such as organised crime, drug trafficking and
The 43-year-old activist and writer herself has been under police
protection since she began to receive threats last year, after she was
arrested by the police, driven 900 km to the state of Puebla, held for
30 hours, mistreated and threatened .
When the news of her arrest broke, the rights watchdog Amnesty
International, the World Organisation Against Torture, the
Inter-American Press Association and other international groups raised
an outcry, and Cacho was released on bail.
Cacho, also the co-founder of the Centro Integral para Mujeres
Víctimas de la Violencia (CIAM), a shelter for victims of domestic
violence and rape in the southeast tourist mecca of Cancún, has also
warned of paedophilia rings in Jalisco and Guerrero, southwestern states
with major tourism resorts like Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco.
Deputy Rodrigo Iván Cortés, of the ruling conservative National
Action Party (PAN), agrees that the paedophilia case in Cancún is not
an isolated incident, saying Acapulco also is plagued with the scourge,
fuelled by people with great economic clout.
Cortés, a member of the special parliamentary commission on children,
adolescents and family, lamented that the "pettiness" of other
political sectors in the Chamber of Deputies blocked significant
progress on more stringent legal measures that would have facilitated
the fight against organised crime .
The legislator pointed to the creation of the "Cyber Police," in
the Office of the Public Prosecutor, as a major step forward in
combating and stamping out paedophile rings. The task force has shut
down more than 400 Internet sites that had been distributing child
Mexico has joined the fight against international paedophile rings and
has focused particularly on the distribution of material over the
Internet, said Cortés. He added that perpetrators tend to become
addicted to their deviant behaviour and progress to more serious
Cacho, who worked with several of the victims through her organisation,
told IPS that the younger victims "suffered horrifying and
unimaginable abuse they were tortured." All the more reason
for judicial authorities and the federal government to ensure that this
high profile child abuse case does not go unpunished, she added.
Teens become prey in Charlotte sex trade Human trafficking case
shows the desperate plight of girls forced into prostitution by Franco
Ordoñez 10/4/09 The FBI estimates that some 18,000 people are
trafficked into the United States for sex or forced labor. About a
fourth end up in the Southeast; thousands come to the Carolinas. Most
victims of the sex rings are from Latin America, others from Asia and
Forced labour and rape, the new face of slavery in America In the
Midwestern heartland, police are encountering a new social evil:
trafficking, often involving women and children who are forced to work
as prostitutes or unpaid labour; and the outcomes can be brutal. Paul
Harris in Dayton, Ohio The Observer, Sunday 22 November 2009 Figures
from the State Department reveal that 17,500 people are trafficked into
the US every year against their will or under false pretences, mainly to
be used for sex or forced labour. Experts believe that, when cases of
internal trafficking are added, the total number of victims could be up
to five times larger .Anti-trafficking campaigners point out that
cases in the US come in a wide variety of forms involving men, women and
children. One major area is that of trafficked labour with people used
for domestic work or, more commonly, for back-breaking labour in
agricultural industries. But trafficking cases have also occurred in
businesses such as restaurants, hair salons and beauty parlours. The
overwhelming majority of the rest are sex cases, usually involving young
women or children forced into prostitution. The methods used to keep
people vary. They include confiscating the passports of those brought in
from a foreign country or the threat of extreme violence. Other tactics
are to threaten family members if a victim does not comply or, as in
Flores's case, to use blackmail.
describes abuse Tyler Perry recounts childhood abuse on Web site
10/6/09 ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) Tyler Perry has, for the first
time, revealed graphic details about the sexual, physical and emotional
abuse he says he suffered as a child . Perry is an executive
producer of the movie, which tells the tale of Claireece
"Precious" Jones, an illiterate, obese 16-year-old girl from
Harlem who is emotionally and physically abused. The 40-year-old
producer says he can identify with the character, and he recalls a
number of incidents from his childhood.
FBI rescues 52 kids from prostitution (AFP) WASHINGTON 10/09 US
authorities rescued 52 children, including one as young as 10, from
prostitution rings and arrested nearly 700 people during a nationwide
sting operation over the weekend, the FBI said Monday.
The three-day push in 36 US cities "led to the recovery of 52
children who were being victimized through prostitution" and the
arrest of close to 700 others, "including 60 pimps, on state and
local charges," the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.
"Child prostitution continues to be a significant problem in our
country, as evidenced by the number of children rescued through the
continued efforts of our crimes-against-children task forces," said
Kevin Perkins, assistant director of the FBI's Criminal
The roundup, which officials said took place over the previous 72 hours,
was part of a larger FBI program called "Innocence Lost," whose
task forces have removed nearly 900 children from the streets since
2003, convicted 510 people and seized 3.1 million dollars in assets, the
No sect members on polygamist sex case jury By TERRI LANGFORD Houston
Chronicle Oct. 28, 2009 ELDORADO The issue of polygamy and how it
pertains to a child sexual assault case is expected to be a contentious
issue when opening statements in the first criminal trial involving a
West Texas religious sect begin today .Raymond Merril Jessop, 38, is
the first of 12 men from the FLDS to stand trial following a raid of the
breakaway Mormon sect's ranch in Eldorado in 2008, when Texas
Rangers and other law enforcement officers descended upon the Yearning
for Zion Ranch after child welfare workers found several underage girls
there who were pregnant or already were mothers .Evidence seized
from the ranch in 2008 includes a journal dictated to followers from now
jailed prophet, Warren Jeffs. That dictation indicates the group kept
one of Jessop's eight spiritual wives, a 16-year-old girl, from
going to the hospital after she appeared to be struggling through labor
for three days. Jessop is also charged with bigamy.
Britain, Australia saying sorry to child migrants AP 11/15/09 By Jill
Lawless LONDON Britain and Australia are saying sorry to thousands
of British children who were promised a better life overseas, only to
suffer abuse and neglect thousands of miles from home.
The British government said Sunday that Prime Minister Gordon Brown will
apologize for 20th-century child migrant programs that saw thousands of
poor British children sent to Australia, Canada and other former
colonies until the 1960s. Many ended up in institutions or were sent to
work as farm laborers.
Brown's office said officials would consult with representatives of
the surviving children before making a formal apology next year. The
Australian government says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will offer his own
apology Monday to the child migrants, as well as to the "forgotten
Australians," children who suffered in state care during the last
century. The British government has estimated that a total of 150,000
British children may have been shipped abroad under a variety of
programs that operated between the early 19th century and 1967.
A 2001 Australian report said that between 6,000 and 30,000 children
from Britain and Malta, often taken from unmarried mothers or
impoverished families, were sent alone to Australia as migrants during
the 20th century. Some of the children were told, wrongly, that they
were orphans ..Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard resisted
calls to apologize to institutionalized children and Australian
Aborigines, arguing that contemporary Australians should not take
responsibility for mistakes made by past generations. Rudd reversed the
policy after he was elected in 2007, apologizing to Aborigines for 200
years of injustice since European settlement. At a ceremony Monday in
Canberra attended by hundreds of former child migrants, Rudd will
apologize for his country's role in the child migrants program and
say sorry to the 7,000 survivors of the program who still live in
Australia. He also will apologize to the Australian children more
than 500,000, according to a 2004 Australian Senate report who
were placed in foster homes, orphanages and other institutions during
the 20th century. Many were emotionally, physically and sexually abused
in state care.
Thousands of UK children trafficked for `sex parties' Paedophiles
are trafficking children as young as 10 By TED THORNHILL Tuesday,
November 17, 2009
Thousands of children as young as 10 are the victims of `organised
abuse' in the UK with paedophiles moving them around the country to
`parties' where they are forced to have sex.
Children's charity Barnado's says that these children are the
victims of organised trafficking and accuses councils of not doing
enough to help them.
Its report Whose Child Now? says that of the 200 local authorities in
Britain, only 40 have departments dedicated to helping victims of sexual
The report's author, Lisa Stacey, told BBC News: `Wherever we
have been asked by a council to carry out research we have come across
young people who have been exploited.
`This is organised sexual abuse and it can often involve the victim
being moved from one place to another. More than half the victims
regularly go missing.'
The victims often feel unable to speak out about their ordeals because
they are threatened with violence or beaten up.
Ms Stacey says that the children return to their care home or family
with the explanations such as `I've been staying with
She adds: `The children are basically brainwashed. Some will even
believe that the man who is grooming them is their boyfriend. It can
take some of them a year of counselling to realise that they've been
`We're talking about gangs of men, perhaps with a legitimate
front. In Scotland, we discovered children being brought from outlying
areas into cities. We know of children being moved from north-east
England to London, or from Yorkshire to London or Manchester.'
Lucy Liu film highlights child trafficking By SARAH EL DEEB (AP)
11/12/09 CAIRO Actress Lucy Liu, who has produced a film about
children sold into the sex trade in Cambodia, says the fight against
human trafficking will be long. Liu praised several projects funded by
the U.N. children's agency in Egypt, where she was promoting the
film "Red Light" at the Cairo International Film Festival. The
actress co-produced and narrated the movie, which follows the stories of
a number of girls over the course of four years as they are kidnapped
and sold to brothels in Cambodia. Liu said Wednesday it "is really
going to take a really long time" to fight human trafficking,
labeled the third most profitable business in the world after weapons
and drugs trading.
Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Information
Smart-Talks Stop Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2009 Conference
Lowell Routley 2009 Dissociation and Time Management
Hal Pepinsky 2009: Reflections of a Believer
DeJoly LaBrier 2009: Life as a Onesie
Shamai Currim 2009: From Victim to Survivor to Advocate
Neil Brick 2009- Ritual Abuse: In the Trenches of the Stopping Child
Four new ritual abuse book articles
Cult and Ritual Abuse discusses the idea that ritual abuse is an age-old
phenomenon and it is found in many cultures throughout the world. It
explores the many specific psychiatric symptoms caused by ritual abuse,
including dissociative identity disorder. The book gives suggestions for
effective ways to deal with the legal and social problems that can
result from this severe form of abuse. A new diagnosis "Cult and
ritual trauma disorder" is proposed in this edition.
Noblitt, J.R.; Perskin, P. Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History,
Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (2000)
Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 269 ISBN 027596664X
Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-First Century contains articles from two
dozen international authors who write about the psychological, forensic,
social and political consequences and ramifications of ritual abuse in
modern times. The book explores cross-cultural reports of abusive ritual
life-threatening ordeals. It includes information on diagnosis,
controversy, cult brainwashing, satanic abuse, police and media
handling, prayer, inner healing, patterns in mind control, and therapy.
Its chapters discuss current issues including ritually based crime and
civil suits involving allegations of ritual abuse. Ritual trauma for
diagnostic and treatment applications are also discussed.
Noblitt, R.; Perskin, P. Ritual abuse in the Twenty First Century (2008)
Reed Publishers, Bandon, OR p. 552 ISBN 1-934759-12-0
Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse discusses the clinical issues
around the treatment of survivors of ritual Satanist abuse. Authors from
the United States and the United Kingdom look at the historical
foundations of ritual abuse and clinical accounts from children and
adults. The book has definitions of ritual Satanist abuse. It discusses
issues in psychotherapy involving clients suffering from ritual abuse.
Valerie Sinason is the director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies,
London and a psychoanalyst and consultant research psychotherapist at
the Psychiatry of Disability Department at St George's Hospital
Medical School, London.
Black, D. M. (Autumn 1995) British Journal of Psychotherapy 12 (1):
119-131. "Most of the book is written by therapists who have lived
through a very real trauma themselves: that of slowly coming to believe
that the appalling stories they are hearing may be literally true. Some
therapists have further paralleled their patients' experience by
meeting disbelief or dismissiveness in their professional colleagues.
Far from an overeagerness to accept these stories, virtually every
contributor describes initial extreme reluctance to believe them, only
gradually overborne by the weight of the evidence .we also meet the
courage and devotion of many impressive therapists, who have persevered
and very often won through, and we are also, very practically, given a
great deal of helpful and directly useful information: what to do and
who to turn to if we think we may be faced with these issues. This book
is not fun, but it is admirable and necessary."
Sinason, V. Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse Routledge, New York
1994 ISBN 0-415-10543-9
Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Recognizing and Recovering
from the Hidden Trauma was written about satanic cult ritual abuse. It
describes what it is, what its signs are, how survivors can recover from
it, and work being done to fight this problem. The book discusses mind
control, torture and ritual abuse. Ryder was a Certified Chemical
Dependency Counselor and Licensed Social Worker who had worked with
ritual abuse victims for many years. He stated that he had been an abuse
victim in childhood and wanted to bring the reality of this abuse before
Satanic Ritual Abuse: the Evidence Surfaces by Daniel Ryder, CCDC, LSW
"my research shows it does exist. And indications are we are only
seeing the tip of the iceberg of a social phenomenon that, when totally
exposed, will rock the core of societal beliefs."
Ryder, CCDC, LSW, D. Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse:
Recognizing and Recovering from the Hidden Trauma Compcare Pubs.
Minneapolis 1992 p. 265 ISBN 0-89638-258-3
Sachs, A. ; Galton, G. (Eds). (2008) Forensic Aspects of Dissociative
Identity Disorder http://www.karnacbooks.com/product.php?PID=25876
Karnac Books. ISBN 10 : 1855755963
The book Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder looks at the
role of crime in the lives of people that suffer from Dissociative
Identity Disorder. It is a collection of essays written by several
international researchers. It explores the legal, moral, ethical and
clinical questions that psychotherapists and other professionals face
while working with those suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Authors that have contributed to the book come from the fields of
psychotherapy, counseling, psychology, medicine, law, police,
psychoanalysis and social work. Chapters include discussions on ritual
abuse, dissociative identity disorder, mind control, extreme abuse,
survivor accounts and criminal convictions.
Ritual Abuse: Canada's Most Infamous Trial On Child Abuse
Kevin Marron It began as a highly unusual custody battle and
escalated into the most infamous child abuse trial in Canadian history.
Two sisters, not yet eight years old, recounted explicit stories of
being sexually molested by their mother, her boyfriend and their violent
estranged father. As appalled social workers listened, the girls
revealed horrific episodes of pornography, orgies, cannibalism, and
ritual murder involving many other children allegations so extreme
so bizarre, so graphic in detail it seemed impossible they could have
been made up. The book describes the children's allegations and the
way they were investigated, as well as the startling revelations and
unexpected developments that emerged during the course of 18 months of
court testimony. It also puts the case in the context of an ongoing
debate about how society can respond to extreme allegations of ritual
child abuse and pornography. Excerpt "Child abuse is just one of
many frightening realities that it would be more comfortable to ignore.
There is overwhelming proof of its pervasiveness, but many people work
very hard at denying the seriousness of the problem. In this context, it
is not surprising that few people would want to believe young
children's bizarre stories of cannibalism and ritual murder. In
looking at the documented cases of child exploitation that surround us,
in observing the images of violence and dehumanized sexuality that are
part of our everyday cultural landscape, it is not hard to believe that,
conspiracy or no conspiracy, the Satanists' goal could easily be
achieved without much effort on their part." Seal Books,
McClelland-Bantam Inc., Toronto. 1988 ISBN: 0-7704-2250-0
Survivors of Extreme Abuse The Awful Rowing Toward Social
For survivors of extreme abuse, the disclosure of the crimes they
experienced and the public identification of the perpetrators of those
crimes can be monumentally daunting tasks. Among the impediments they
may face in their pursuit of personal and social justice are their own
psychological challenges, due to the complex, and sometimes debilitating
effects of having experienced severe trauma, the dangers inherent in
exposing criminals or criminal networks, and social denial of their
plight on almost every level .
Survivors have an invaluable gift to share with society: intimate
knowledge of crimes perpetrated in their midst, and the criminals who
committed them. Their knowledge and insight could theoretically lift the
great rock of our cultural denial and officially sanctioned version of
reality, and expose the dark and dangerous world of child, drug and arms
traffickers, rapists, child pornographers, serial killers, cults, secret
societies and government corruption. And that exposure would surely mark
the beginning of the end of the widespread abuses that plague our
society now. But that doesn't happen. http://akaunk.wordpress.com/
Presentation at the Twelfth Annual Ritual Abuse Conference in August
2009 Neil Brick Ritual Abuse, the trenches of the stopping
child abuse movement "Ritual abuse crimes are often the most
difficult to believe because of the extreme nature of these crimes.
Societies have a tendency in general to not want to believe that
horrible things can happen right next door or down the street from them.
Many of the atrocities that have happen throughout history have occurred
in populated areas. Yet members of societies have stated after the fact
that they did not know that anything was going on."
Healing from Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: Survivor Trish Fotheringham
Trish's years of ritual abuse and mind control remained secret, even
from herself, until she was 30 years old, reaching conscious awareness
during college social work classes about child abuse. The
decade-spanning healing journey that followed led Trish on a path of
discovery that has now culminated in her life's purpose of spreading
understanding, hope and inspiration.
In this DVD set, Trish describes the process of mind control torture and
tackles some of the most difficult challenges survivors face as they
work to resolve their trauma. She tells how she worked through her abuse
and integrated her dissociated identities into a cohesive whole sense of
self. She also displays artwork illustrating her previously dissociated
personalities, her inner world, and her breaking free of the bonds in
which her abusers sought to trap her.
Speaking out to promote peace, happiness and love in the world helps
Trish give value to the nightmarish hell in which she grew up and to the
huge amount of hard, lonely work it took to become healthy, happy and
Healing from Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: Survivor Trish Fotheringham
Speaks Out, by Trish Fotheringham and Ellen Lacter, Ph.D.
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