Babies often tortured by fundamentalist polygamists: Witness

January 14, 2011 Comments Off on Babies often tortured by fundamentalist polygamists: Witness

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Nine arrested in child sex abuse investigation – Rochdale

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Babies often tortured by fundamentalist polygamists: Witness

By Daphne Bramham, Postmedia News January 13, 2011  Water torture of babies is one way some members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints instil fear of authority, a former member testified Wednesday.

“It’s quite common,” Carolyn Blackmore Jessop said. She was a witness for the B.C. government in the constitutional reference case to determine whether Canada’s polygamy law is valid….

Jessop talked about the practice during her testimony in B.C. Supreme Court.

Her assertions about water torture were not challenged by FLDS lawyer Robert Wickett during cross-examination.
Outside the courthouse, Jessop said water torture is common enough that there doesn’t seem to be any shame attached to the practice.

In her cousin’s baby book, there’s a handwritten note by her mother noting that when her daughter was 18 months old, she was becoming quite a handful and, as a result, was being held under the tap on a regular basis….

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Babies+often+tortured+fundamentalist+polygamists+Witness/4100427/story.html

Nine arrested in child sex abuse investigation – Rochdale arrests made after a police inquiry into the sexual exploitation of teenage girls – Helen Carter guardian.co.uk 11 January 2011

Police investigating a group of men who allegedly groomed young girls for sex in Rochdale have made a series of arrests.

Greater Manchester police said nine men had been arrested on suspicion of causing or inciting child prostitution, sexual activity with a child and paying for the sexual services of a child. The men, aged between 20 and 40 from Rochdale and Heywood, were arrested on 21 December.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jan/11/nine-arrested-sex-abuse-rochdale

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