‘Black magic’ child abuser jailed
July 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
‘Black magic’ child abuser jailed –
John McFadden 7/7/09 A former police officer who claimed he was a “black magic” high priest while sexually abusing three children has been jailed for seven years. John McFadden, 42, from Bearsden, was found guilty of abusing a boy between 1988 and 1992 in Kirkintilloch. He was also convicted of abusing two other youngsters at various addresses in Kirkintilloch between 1983 and 1990….The court heard how McFadden had been running a martial arts club when he began abusing a 12-year-old boy who had joined. He befriended the boy, invited him to stay overnight and told him that demons and spirits would kill him and drag him to hell unless he carried out sex acts. He dressed in a black cloak and used a crucifix with a skull and crossbones and an onyx ring, which he claimed gave him power, to terrify the youngster into keeping the abuse a secret….The court was also told that another man came forward in 1999 to complain that he had been indecently assaulted by McFadden at the age of seven. McFadden resigned from the police that year but was not convicted at that time. He was finally charged several years later after two others came forward to report similar incidents. When police searched McFadden’s home they found a devil mask and two wands alongside sex toys and lubricants. He tried to claim that his victims were making up the abuse but a jury refused to believe him.