Satanic murder: ‘Kirsty can rest now’, Hundreds of Girls in India Pulled Back from Ritual Sex Slavery, Adolfo Constanzo biography
February 16, 2014 Comments Off on Satanic murder: ‘Kirsty can rest now’, Hundreds of Girls in India Pulled Back from Ritual Sex Slavery, Adolfo Constanzo biography
Satanic murder: ‘Kirsty can rest now’
February 15 2014
By Sheree Bega
….As Judge Borchers read out her sentence in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, Du Toit breathed a sigh of relief. Finally, there would be justice for teenager Kirsty Theologo. A life sentence for Lindon Wagner. Twenty years for his accomplice cousin, Robin Harwood.
….It was on October 21, 2011, when Wagner, Harwood and two other friends lured Theologo and her best friend, then 14, to a koppie behind a swimming club in Linmeyer, south of Joburg.
There they bound Theologo, smashed her head with a rock, doused her with petrol and set her alight as a sacrificial offering to the devil. They also set her friend alight. Theologo died a week later from severe burns.
Wagner was handed a life sentence for the murder and a further 18 years for trying to murder her friend. Harwood was sentenced to 20 years for being an accomplice….
Valentine’s Day: Hundreds of Girls in India Pulled Back from Ritual Sex Slavery
By Divya Avasthy February 14, 2014
India’s top court has stopped an inhuman practice of “dedicating” young girls to the goddess in a southern Indian temple, a ritual that eventually pushes victims into life-long sex slavery.
The court intervention came even as the fate of hundreds of helpless girls was being decided by the “holy men” who fancied that the children should be ceremonially dedicated to the goddess as “Devadasis”, or temple prostitutes, on the full-moon night of 14 February.
Young women are dedicated to the goddess when they are about five years old and are forced to become sex slaves when they reach puberty.
The Devadasi system is a form of public prostitution traditionally authorised by the custodians of religion until it was banned in the country in 1988.
Devadasis “serving” in temples are auctioned to priests, rich men or landowners, and then they become the “property” of the village, often ending up in brothels.
Every year, young girls from poor and Dalit (lower class) families are sexually exploited for the rest of their lives after being forced to “marry” temple deities in a rite commemorated publicly in Davangere district in the state of Karnataka whose capital is Bangalore, the information technology hub of India….
Quoting a report by the NCW, the bench noted that the practice continues in many rural areas of India, and that an estimated 250,000 lower-caste women are living as Devadasis, after being forced into a barbarous life of prostitution in the guise of custom.
“Even though outlawed, the Devadasi system persists, forcing women into a life time of sexual exploitation,” the court noted.
Dalit women have traditionally been more vulnerable to being sold as Devadasis by priests and village elders who play the religion card to justify such institutions….
Adolfo Constanzo biography
Born on November 1, 1962, Adolfo Constanzo was a serial killer in the 1980s, whose religious cult performed ritual murders. In 1983, Constanzo traveled to Mexico City, where recruited his first disciples. After multiple killings, he managed to evade police by hiding out at his Mexico City ranch until a 1989 raid, during which he asked his fellow cult member to shoot him dead.
Free to worship as he wished, Adolfo started an apprenticeship with a Haitian priest, who taught him the skills he needed to “profit from evil.” Constanzo, now in his teens, cruised gay bars committing petty crimes and robbing graves to stock his priest’s cauldron. By 1976, Constanzo believed he was developing psychic powers, supposedly predicting the 1981 shooting of President Ronald Reagan.
In early 1983, Constanzo pledged himself to Kadiempembe, his religion’s version of Satan….
During this time, police believe Constanzo began to feed his cauldron with human offerings. According to their records, authorities say he and his cult were responsible for at least 23 ritual murders around Mexico City….
Constanzo scheduled another ritual killing for March 13, 1989, in order to ensure the safe passage of a shipment of illegal drugs. The victim’s suffering, however, wasn’t sufficient for Constanzo. “They must die screaming,” he insisted, telling the cult members that he wanted an American student for his next ritual. The group lured 21-year-old Mark Kilroy, an affluent American student, to their van. When the young man tried to escape, the group bludgeoned him in the back of the head with a machete. The group was elated by the sacrifice. Kilroy’s death, however, would turn out to be a fatal error for Adolfo Constanzo….
Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’, Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
February 12, 2014 Comments Off on Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’, Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
– Satanic murderer was ‘rejected as a child’
– Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’
– Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
– Two suspects charged in brutal killing of teen found in Clear Lake area apartment
Satanic murderer was ‘rejected as a child’
February 11 2014 By SAPA
Johannesburg – Lindon Wagner, found guilty Kirsty Theologo’s murder, had a troubled childhood and was rejected by his father, the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday.
Lydia van Niekerk, for Wagner, said the rejection Wagner suffered during his childhood when he tried to reach out to his father had a serious impact on him.
Wagner started taking drugs from an early age, became an addict, and had a long history of drug abuse….
Cousins Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty for their part in the murder of Theologo as well as attempted murder and assault.
Theologo and her friend, who was 14 at the time and may not be named, were assaulted, doused with petrol and set alight in a Satanic “soul-selling” ritual on a hill in Linmeyer, Johannesburg, in October 2011….
Satanic killing man ‘lived in fantasy world’
February 11 2014 By Getrude Makhafola
Johannesburg – Robin Harwood, found guilty of the murder of Kirsty Theologo, lived almost in a fantasy world, the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court heard on Tuesday.
“He was immature, almost lived in an unreal, fantasy world,” his lawyer Gail Sidwell said during arguments in mitigation of his sentencing.
She said Harwood and his friends took drugs and alcohol, and that drugs made him aggressive.
Cousins Lindon Wagner and Harwood are to be sentenced for their part in Theologo’s murder, as well as attempted murder, and assault….
Theologo and her friend, who was 14 at the time, were assaulted, doused with petrol and set alight in a Satanic “soul-selling” ritual on a hill in Linmeyer, Johannesburg, in October 2011.
Theologo died in hospital of her injuries a week later. Her friend survived the attack….
Sickening smile of teen accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 15-year-old girl in ‘satanic ritual’ so his friend could ‘sell his soul to the Devil’
Corriann Cervantes’ body was found half-naked with an upside-down cross carved into her stomach
The 15-year-old was abducted Wednesday and found dead, with religious items around her, on Saturday
Jose Reyes confessed to kidnapping, killing and raping her
A 16-year-old classmate of Cervantes has also been arrested and charged as a juvenile
By Michael Zennie
11 February 2014
A 15-year-old girl has been horrifically murdered in Houston in what appears to be a satanic ritual killing. She was found with an upside-down cross carved into her stomach and religious items placed in a circle around her partially naked body.
Police say Corriann Cervantes was abducted, then raped and bashed in the head with the lid of a toilet tank and an ashtray until she died. She was kidnapped on Wednesday, but her body was not found until Saturday morning.
Police arrested 17-year-old Jose E. Reyes and a 16-year-old classmate of Corriann’s, who knew her from the alternative high school they both attended in Clear Lake, Texas.
Reyes confessed to the horrific crime and said he had killed Corriann so that his younger friend could ‘sell his soul to the devil,’ according to KTRK-TV….
One of the neighbors who found her body said there were religious items placed around her body, according to KTRK….
Two suspects charged in brutal killing of teen found in Clear Lake area apartment Monday, February 10, 2014
HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston police have arrested two suspects for the vicious murder of a 15-year-old Clear Lake girl, whose body was found in an apartment that police say had evidence of “occult activity.”
….According to law enforcement sources, Reyes confessed to killing Cervantes with a friend, so his friend “could sell his soul to the devil.” Cervantes was found partially clothed and had severe head trauma and numerous brutal injuries. They say she had a broken toilet tank lid around her head and an upside-down cross carved in her stomach.
Police arrested the Reyes after receiving information from the Webster Police Department that he had confessed to a family member. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested at Clear Path Alternative school in the Clear Creek School ISD….
Satanic Ritual Murder Sentencing Postponed for 2014, Paper Says Lost in the Mall study’s theory and methodology are not reliable under either Frye or Daubert standards
November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Satanic Ritual Murder Sentencing Postponed for 2014, Paper Says Lost in the Mall study’s theory and methodology are not reliable under either Frye or Daubert standards
Satanic Ritual Murder Sentencing Postponed for 2014
By Mara Ispas SA Breaking News – Fri, Nov 8, 2013
Johannesburg – The two men found guilty of the satanic ritual murder of Kirsty Theologo will only be sentenced in February 2014, announced Judge Geraldine Borchers on Friday.
The judge postponed the sentencing because of an operation she was scheduled for, and said she could only continue the trial on 11 February 2014….
Wagner and Harwood reportedly killed Theologo because they wanted to sell their souls to the devil.
By: Wendy Murphy, JD; Megan Mitchell, JD (expected 2013); Alexa Sardina, PhD (expected 2014)
Study Name and citation : Loftus, E. & Pickrell, J. E. (1995). The Formation of False Memories. Psychiatric Annals, 25(12), 720 – 725. (Commonly known as the “Lost in the Mall” study).
Theory Advanced by the Study: False childhood memories can be implanted into adults by repeatedly stating the false memory as true.
Conclusion: The study’s theory and methodology are not reliable under either Frye or Daubert standards….
For example, any attempt to use the Lost in the Mall study to prove or disprove that a person is telling the truth about sexual abuse should be unsuccessful simply because memories about getting lost in a mall have nothing to do with memories of being sexually or physically violated.
Put another way, the capacity to make a person falsely believe they were once lost in a mall does not “fit” and bears no relevance in a dispute over whether a person can be made to falsely believe they were sexually abused as a child….
While other studies come close to replicating the methods used in Lost in the Mall, the results themselves have never been replicated. This is important because replication of results is what makes the methodology and statistical significance of the original experiment reliable.3
Lost in the Mall fails the reliability test under this factor for two reasons. (1) It has not been repeated using the same methodology4 and (2) similar studies have obtained widely varied results….
The fact that an error rate was never calculated indicates an attempt to avoid publishing unwanted results.12 An attempt to account for this glaring anomaly is apparent because the author writes about “clarity ratings” as a seeming alternative to an error rate. This raises even greater concerns and adds nothing to an assessment of reliability because “clarity rating” is a meaningless term under Daubert….
November 8, 2013 Comments Off on Kirsty Theologo’s satanic murder: 2 guilty
Kirsty Theologo’s satanic murder: 2 guilty 7 November 2013
Two of four people accused of killing Kirsty Theologo were found guilty of murder, attempted murder and assault today.
Linden Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty of all three charges by the high court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge. They are yet to be sentenced.
Harvey Isha was acquitted of all charges while Courtney Daniels was found guilty of common assault….
Mixed feelings over Theologo verdict 2013-11-07
Johannesburg – Two men were convicted of the satanic murder of Kirsty Theologo on Thursday while a young woman escaped jail, evoking mixed feelings outside court.
A fourth accused, Harvey Isha, was acquitted of all charges.
Linden Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty in the high court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court of the assault, murder and attempted murder of Theologo, 18, and her friend who was 14-years-old old at the time….
Wagner had told the court that something had come over him when he attacked his friend Theologo.
He admitted that he had intended to sell his soul that night in return for power but nothing had happened.
He gave a detailed account of how a five-pointed star was drawn at the place where the girls were to be sacrificed. A fire was made and a bible was thrown into it. He and some of his co-accused then cut their hands and dripped their blood into the blaze.
Some of them had planned to eat Theologo’s flesh, drink her blood and burn her body.
Wagner said his and the other ritual partakers souls were meant to be received by the beast referred to in a Bible passage in the book of Revelations….
Theologo family calls for tough sentences
FRIDAY, 08 NOVEMBER, 2013
JOHANNESBURG – Kirsty Theologo’s family on Thursday said while they’re happy two of the four people accused of killing her have been convicted of murder, they’re feeling anxious ahead of sentencing on Friday.
Earlier on Thursday, Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood were found guilty by the high court sitting at Palm Ridge Magistrates Court of the premeditated murder of the 18-year-old and the attempted murder of her 14-year-old friend, who sustained severe burns in the attack.
Theologo’s mother Sylvia says she’s relieved the trial is almost over and hopes Judge Geraldine Borchers will hand out lengthy sentences to the two convicted killers.
Thursday’s judgment marked the end of the ordeal for co-accused Harvey Isha, who was acquitted of all charges….
Satanic trial evidence summarised, Irish priest found guilty of child sex abuse in Australia, Members selected for Jersey historical abuse inquiry
November 7, 2013 Comments Off on Satanic trial evidence summarised, Irish priest found guilty of child sex abuse in Australia, Members selected for Jersey historical abuse inquiry
Satanic trial evidence summarised
November 4 2013 By Naledi Mailula
Johannesburg – Evidence presented in the trial of four people accused of murdering Kirsty Theologo was summarised on Monday by a prosecutor in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.
Linden Wagner, Courtney Daniels, Robin Harwood, and Harvey Isha are charged with murdering Theologo, 18, and attempting to murder her 14-year-old friend in October 2011….
He said he poured petrol on her and set her alight as part of a Satanic “soul-selling” ritual, which was meant to awaken the beast spoken of in the Bible.
He and the others then chanted a poem calling on the beast to awaken, but nothing happened.
Wagner said he and his co-accused had hoped to gain certain things from the ritual. He was hoping to gain power.
He told the court they drew a five-pointed star and put a Bible in a fire….
Two others, Lester Moody and Jeremy King, earlier confessed to the killing and were sentenced to 17-years in prison, five of which were suspended.
Irish priest found guilty of child sex abuse in Australia
Padraig Collins Mon, Nov 4, 2013
Father Finian Egan (78) convicted on seven counts of indecent assault and one count of rape
An Irish priest has been found guilty of child sex offences committed in New South Wales over a period of 26 years.
Father Finian Egan was convicted in the Australian District Court on seven counts of indecent assault and one count of rape between 1961 and 1987, while he worked as a priest at two parishes in Sydney and one on the state’s central coast. He was found not guilty on one count of indecent assault.
Egan (78), who worked as a priest and youth worker in several dioceses, was found guilty of repeatedly abusing girls aged 10 to 17….
After Egan told the girl she had “beautiful hair”, she asked a nun to cut it off.
“I thought if I didn’t have nice hair he wouldn’t be interested in grabbing hold of me,” she said.
When the victim, who cannot be named, eventually told a nun about the sexual abuse by Egan, she was called a “filthy little liar” and forced to drink several doses of castor oil as punishment….
Egan had denied the allegations against him.
In May 2008 Egan was allowed to go home to Ireland and say Mass, despite allegations of sexual abuse against him. The Irish Catholic Church was not warned about the allegations.
Members selected for Jersey historical abuse inquiry
Sandy Cameron and Alyson Leslie
Mr Cameron and Ms Leslie will hear from victims and witnesses, if the States ratify their selection 5 November 2013
Two members have been chosen to sit on the committee conducting an inquiry into historical abuse in Jersey.
Sandy Cameron and Alyson Leslie will join the committee’s chair, Frances Oldham QC, if their selection is ratified by States members in December.
The panel will then be ready to begin hearing from victims of abuse and other witnesses early next year….
Abuse victims await truth in Vic report AAP Patrick Caruana and Daniel Fogarty – November 5, 2013
No amount of time or institutional muscle can match the power of the truth.
With the impending release of a Victorian parliamentary inquiry report, it appears the truth of institutional responses to child abuse is about to come out.
Abuse survivors have high hopes for the report’s findings, which come after an arduous 12 months of hearings around the state, involving often graphic and harrowing stories of sexual and physical abuse.
Judy Courtin, who is doing a PhD on sexual abuse and the Catholic Church, said the release of the report was hugely significant for victims.
“I think it will be a huge day for the victims and their families,” she said….
Among the testimony was the startling accusation from police that the Catholic Church destroyed evidence, shielded pedophile clergy members and put its own image ahead of the needs of victims.
In its response, the church acknowledged past failures but said it was not aware of a single example of a clergy authority not cooperating with police….
More sex abuse inquiry private hearings
AAP November 05, 2013
THE child sex abuse royal commission will hold another round of private sessions in three cities this week due to strong demand from victims.
Almost 700 people have shared their experiences since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse started private sessions in May.
Commissioners will again be in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide from Wednesday….
She said the private hearings showed where and how systems had failed child victims….
October 28, 2013 Comments Off on Harwood believed Theologo satanic sacrifice part of God’s plan: psychologist
Harwood believed Theologo satanic sacrifice part of God’s plan: psychologist Sapa 24 October, 2013
One of the men implicated in the death of Kirsty Theologo after an alleged Satanic ritual found God through the incident, the High Court in Johannesburg sitting in Palm Ridge heard.
Clinical psychologist Suzette Heath said Robin Harwood seemed to believe his role in Theologo’s killing was all part of God’s plan.
Theologo, 18, was doused with petrol and set alight on a hill in Linmeyer in October 2011 as part of a “soul-selling” ritual.
She died in hospital a week later, while her friend, who was 14-years-old at the time, survived the attack.
“The whole thing went wrong so he [Harwood] believes this is how God led him to meet with Him [God],” said Heath….
October 16, 2013 Comments Off on Murder accused ‘expected Satan to appear’
Murder accused ‘expected Satan to appear’
October 11 2013 By Naledi Mailula
‘Satanic’ murder accused ‘wanted power’
Satanic murder suspect apologised
We had to ‘finish them off’: Wagner
Satanic trial: Alleged mastermind testifies
Johannesburg – The alleged mastermind of a deadly satanic ritual expected Satan to appear after calling on him in a chant, the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, heard on Friday.
“I expected something to happen,” said Linden Wagner, who wrote the poem that he and his accomplices chanted after he assaulted and set alight his friend Kirsty Theologo, 18, and throttled her 14-year-old friend.
“In American films, people who sold their souls died physically and then came back to life,” he said.
On Wednesday, Wagner testified that he had wanted to sell his soul so he could gain power.
“When you sell your soul, you gain something. You can gain money, power and fame,” he said.
The attack on Theologo and her friend occurred at a hill in Linmeyer, in Johannesburg south, in October 2011.
Theologo died of her injuries a week later, but her friend survived….