Aylesbury child sex abuse sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire, Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals, Man charged with attempted murder

September 9, 2015 Comments Off on Aylesbury child sex abuse sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire, Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals, Man charged with attempted murder

– Aylesbury child sex abuse: ‘bad parenting made girls vulnerable’
Judge made the comments while sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire
– Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals
– Dobson guilty of first-degree murder in double Satanic slaying in Barrie
– Man charged with attempted murder
a crucifix which a witness stated Gonzalez had taped to the wall upside down, and what the witness said appeared to be a satanic altar which had teeth affixed to it

Aylesbury child sex abuse: ‘bad parenting made girls vulnerable’
Sep 8, 2015 Judge made the comments while sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire

Poor parenting made young girls vulnerable to sexual abuse committed by a gang of men in Buckinghamshire, a senior British judge said during sentencing.

Judge John Bevan QC said the attackers, who were all of Asian descent, may have targeted white girls because of the opportunity presented by “inadequate parenting leading to rebellious children”.

He made the comments as he sentenced six members of a paedophile ring in Aylesbury to a total of 82 years in prison for their roles in the child abuse, The Times reports.

The abuse occurred between 2006 and 2012 and included multiple rapes of a child under 13, child prostitution and administering a substance to “stupefy” a girl in order to engage in sexual activity.

The men groomed the vulnerable girls from troubled backgrounds for sex “for the price of a McDonald’s, a milkshake and cinema ticket,” said Judge Bevan. He added that if the men pursued Asian under-age girls, “they would have paid a heavy price in their community.”….
http://www.theweek.co.uk/65123/aylesbury-child-sex-abuse-bad-parenting-made-girls-vulnerable

Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals
Barrie Advance By Janis Ramsay   Sep 03, 2015

Mark Dobson is hoping a judge will find him not criminally responsible for the Satanic slayings he committed at a Barrie hotel in May, 2012.

He has appealed his conviction of two counts of first-degree murder while serving life behind bars and is awaiting a court date for his appeal to be heard.

Dobson, 25, was handed the life sentence in jail in January for killing Helen Dorrington, 52, and 32-year-old Mary Hepburn at a Bayfield Street hotel.

Dobson, from British Columbia, met the women through a website called Joy of Satan.

He ended up living with Hepburn in Barrie and Dorrington travelled from Alberta to take part in a suicide pact with the pair.

Court was told Dobson was under orders of the gods of Hell when he killed the women so they could go to another planet and on to paradise. His suicide attempt failed and he was arrested in the blood-soaked motel room….

http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5824942-man-convicted-in-satanic-hotel-slayings-in-barrie-appeals/


Dobson guilty of first-degree murder in double Satanic slaying in Barrie

Barrie suicide-pact killer tells judge he believed he did “the right thing”
Barrie Advance By Rick Vanderlinde   Jan 15, 2015

…. Dobson’s defence lawyer Mitch Eisen claimed he was unable to appreciate the significance of the acts because he suffers from schizophrenia and argued his client was not criminally responsible.

However, Justice J.A Watt rejected that claim this morning and found Dobson guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence without chance of parole until 25 years.

“Nothing supports that Mark Dobson did not appreciate that he was cutting the throats of  Helen Dorrington and Mary Hepburn. That was his very purpose,” Watt said.

Watt agreed Dobson has likely been suffering from schizophrenia for years, but determined he knew and appreciated the murders were against the law and morally wrong.

“The existence of a mental disorder does not (excuse) anyone from criminal responsibility,’ Watt said in his ruling. “It’s only if it renders the person incapable of knowing the act was wrong.”

Watt said evidence throughout the trial showed Dobson himself understood the significance of his crimes when he made admissions to paramedics, hospital staff and ultimately a Barrie police detective.

“In a police interview he said it didn’t matter what happened to him. He said he thought he’d get the death penalty or life in prison. He was willing to accept that. Mark Dobson said: ‘I’ll be looked at as a monster. I know that.’”

At one point after his arrest, Dobson was asked by a psychiatrist if he would have carried out the murders if there was a police officer standing in the room.

“Mark Dobson said he would have waited because the officer would have seen it as murder,” Watt said.

Watt also noted that Dobson had mentioned on more than one occasion that he would prefer to be found not criminally responsible so he would go to a psychiatric hospital instead of prison….
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5259471-dobson-guilty-of-first-degree-murder-in-double-satanic-slaying-in-barrie/

Man charged with attempted murder
Accused of throwing a knife at a woman September 2nd, 2015
Staff Report
PACOLET — A resident of the Pacolet community was charged with attempted murder by the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

Luis Angel Gonzalez, 18, of 166 Cedar Lane, Pacolet, was charged with attempted murder around 2 a.m. Aug. 31.

Union County Deputies responded to the Cedar Lane residence for an assault involving a knife, and while en route, deputies were advised that Gonzalez had run into the woods. When officers arrived, they were met by four people who stated Gonzalez had assaulted a woman by throwing a knife at her….

A man turned over the knife Gonzalez allegedly threw at the woman, a crucifix which a witness stated Gonzalez had taped to the wall upside down, and what the witness said appeared to be a satanic altar which had teeth affixed to it. Deputies took the altar and knife as evidence and photographed the crucifix….
http://uniondailytimes.com/news/1307/man-charged-with-attempted-murder-3
Aylesbury child sex abuse – six men – 82 years, Double Satanic hotel slayings

Aylesbury child sex abuse sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire, Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals, Man charged with attempted murder

– Aylesbury child sex abuse: ‘bad parenting made girls vulnerable’
Judge made the comments while sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire
– Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals
– Dobson guilty of first-degree murder in double Satanic slaying in Barrie
– Man charged with attempted murder
a crucifix which a witness stated Gonzalez had taped to the wall upside down, and what the witness said appeared to be a satanic altar which had teeth affixed to it

Aylesbury child sex abuse: ‘bad parenting made girls vulnerable’
Sep 8, 2015 Judge made the comments while sentencing six men to jail for 82 years for abusing girls in Buckinghamshire

Poor parenting made young girls vulnerable to sexual abuse committed by a gang of men in Buckinghamshire, a senior British judge said during sentencing.

Judge John Bevan QC said the attackers, who were all of Asian descent, may have targeted white girls because of the opportunity presented by “inadequate parenting leading to rebellious children”.

He made the comments as he sentenced six members of a paedophile ring in Aylesbury to a total of 82 years in prison for their roles in the child abuse, The Times reports.

The abuse occurred between 2006 and 2012 and included multiple rapes of a child under 13, child prostitution and administering a substance to “stupefy” a girl in order to engage in sexual activity.

The men groomed the vulnerable girls from troubled backgrounds for sex “for the price of a McDonald’s, a milkshake and cinema ticket,” said Judge Bevan. He added that if the men pursued Asian under-age girls, “they would have paid a heavy price in their community.”….
http://www.theweek.co.uk/65123/aylesbury-child-sex-abuse-bad-parenting-made-girls-vulnerable

Man convicted in Satanic hotel slayings in Barrie appeals
Barrie Advance By Janis Ramsay   Sep 03, 2015

Mark Dobson is hoping a judge will find him not criminally responsible for the Satanic slayings he committed at a Barrie hotel in May, 2012.

He has appealed his conviction of two counts of first-degree murder while serving life behind bars and is awaiting a court date for his appeal to be heard.

Dobson, 25, was handed the life sentence in jail in January for killing Helen Dorrington, 52, and 32-year-old Mary Hepburn at a Bayfield Street hotel.

Dobson, from British Columbia, met the women through a website called Joy of Satan.

He ended up living with Hepburn in Barrie and Dorrington travelled from Alberta to take part in a suicide pact with the pair.

Court was told Dobson was under orders of the gods of Hell when he killed the women so they could go to another planet and on to paradise. His suicide attempt failed and he was arrested in the blood-soaked motel room….

http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5824942-man-convicted-in-satanic-hotel-slayings-in-barrie-appeals/


Dobson guilty of first-degree murder in double Satanic slaying in Barrie

Barrie suicide-pact killer tells judge he believed he did “the right thing”
Barrie Advance By Rick Vanderlinde   Jan 15, 2015

…. Dobson’s defence lawyer Mitch Eisen claimed he was unable to appreciate the significance of the acts because he suffers from schizophrenia and argued his client was not criminally responsible.

However, Justice J.A Watt rejected that claim this morning and found Dobson guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, which carries an automatic life sentence without chance of parole until 25 years.

“Nothing supports that Mark Dobson did not appreciate that he was cutting the throats of  Helen Dorrington and Mary Hepburn. That was his very purpose,” Watt said.

Watt agreed Dobson has likely been suffering from schizophrenia for years, but determined he knew and appreciated the murders were against the law and morally wrong.

“The existence of a mental disorder does not (excuse) anyone from criminal responsibility,’ Watt said in his ruling. “It’s only if it renders the person incapable of knowing the act was wrong.”

Watt said evidence throughout the trial showed Dobson himself understood the significance of his crimes when he made admissions to paramedics, hospital staff and ultimately a Barrie police detective.

“In a police interview he said it didn’t matter what happened to him. He said he thought he’d get the death penalty or life in prison. He was willing to accept that. Mark Dobson said: ‘I’ll be looked at as a monster. I know that.’”

At one point after his arrest, Dobson was asked by a psychiatrist if he would have carried out the murders if there was a police officer standing in the room.

“Mark Dobson said he would have waited because the officer would have seen it as murder,” Watt said.

Watt also noted that Dobson had mentioned on more than one occasion that he would prefer to be found not criminally responsible so he would go to a psychiatric hospital instead of prison….
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5259471-dobson-guilty-of-first-degree-murder-in-double-satanic-slaying-in-barrie/

Man charged with attempted murder
Accused of throwing a knife at a woman September 2nd, 2015
Staff Report
PACOLET — A resident of the Pacolet community was charged with attempted murder by the Union County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

Luis Angel Gonzalez, 18, of 166 Cedar Lane, Pacolet, was charged with attempted murder around 2 a.m. Aug. 31.

Union County Deputies responded to the Cedar Lane residence for an assault involving a knife, and while en route, deputies were advised that Gonzalez had run into the woods. When officers arrived, they were met by four people who stated Gonzalez had assaulted a woman by throwing a knife at her….

A man turned over the knife Gonzalez allegedly threw at the woman, a crucifix which a witness stated Gonzalez had taped to the wall upside down, and what the witness said appeared to be a satanic altar which had teeth affixed to it. Deputies took the altar and knife as evidence and photographed the crucifix….
http://uniondailytimes.com/news/1307/man-charged-with-attempted-murder-3

Dartmoor ewe slaughtered in ‘Satanic ritual’ Farmer says it the latest in a line of night attacks by devil worshippers across Devon and Cornwall

July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Dartmoor ewe slaughtered in ‘Satanic ritual’ Farmer says it the latest in a line of night attacks by devil worshippers across Devon and Cornwall

Dartmoor ewe slaughtered in ‘Satanic ritual’
Farmer says it the latest in a line of night attacks by devil worshippers across Devon and Cornwall
By Agency 25 Jun 2015

describes rituals
A rare-breed sheep has been slaughtered on Dartmoor in a Satanic ritual to mark the midsummer solstice….
The farmer says it the latest in a line of attacks by devil worshippers across Devon and Cornwall – mostly carried out on lonely moors at night….

“It was on Sunday – the summer solstice – and we found the ewe around 10.30am….
Police have recorded it as a case of “inflicting unnecessary suffering on an animal” but wouldn’t speculate on whether it was a Satanic ritual killing.

In 2013 a farming family on the edge of Dartmoor said members of a Satanic cult were slaughtering their animals including horses.
Maxine Beesley, whose livestock were killed in a series of horrendous attacks, said the secret cult was torturing them for warped sacrifices….

Locals feared the two thoroughbreds were attacked to mark the summer solstice – a key date in the Satanic calender.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/agriculture/farming/11698022/Dartmoor-ewe-slaughtered-in-Satanic-ritual.html

Satanic ritual details emerge in gruesome murder of Texas teen

June 24, 2015 Comments Off on Satanic ritual details emerge in gruesome murder of Texas teen

Satanic ritual details emerge in gruesome murder of Texas teen
Published June 17, 2015

describes graphic crimes

A ghastly, demonic twist was added to one of the most grisly murder cases the Houston area has witnessed in recent memory.

Harris County prosecutors said earlier this week that the 2014 murder of Corriann Cervantes was being investigated as a satanic ritual killing after an upside cross was found carved on her abdomen. Other Satanic symbols were discovered scrawled on the wall of the vacant apartment where she was killed, they said.

The new details were released as part of the ongoing capital murder trial of Victor Alas, who allegedly helped stab, beat and strangle Cervantes because he was afraid she would testify against him in his pending criminal cases….

During Reyes’ trial, the prosecution read letters to the court that Reyes wrote while imprisoned in which he said the Devil was watching him and directing him to act during the brutal murder.

“He was standing there, watching me and Victor,” the teen wrote in a letter read to jurors in that case. “It’s all good. It’s what the Devil asked for.”….
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2015/06/17/satanic-ritual-details-emerge-in-gruesome-murder-texas-teen/

Teen sentenced to life in satanic killing, N.C. Church Members Charged With Beating Gay Man to Banish ‘Demons’, 130,000 children were forced from the U.K. to Canada, Zimbabwe and Australia, GCHQ to help tackle ‘dark net’ child abuse images

December 12, 2014 Comments Off on Teen sentenced to life in satanic killing, N.C. Church Members Charged With Beating Gay Man to Banish ‘Demons’, 130,000 children were forced from the U.K. to Canada, Zimbabwe and Australia, GCHQ to help tackle ‘dark net’ child abuse images

– Teen sentenced to life in satanic killing
– Trial Begins for Teen Accused in ‘Satanic Ritual’ Killing – NBC News
– N.C. Church Members Charged With Beating Gay Man to Banish ‘Demons’
– A Different Kind of Deportation – A Del Rey Oaks man struggles to get his unreal life story recorded before it’s too late.
– GCHQ to help tackle ‘dark net’ child abuse images

Teen sentenced to life in satanic killing
By Brian Rogers  December 11, 2014  Houston

Corriann Cervantes’ beaming smile and bright eyes lit up a Harris County courtroom Thursday, even though it was just a posterboard-sized photograph that her family brought to show Jose E. Reyes he had not beaten them.

The 15-year-old’s aunt, who had just seen Reyes sentenced to life in prison for capital murder in a killing prosecutors said was part of a satanic ritual, made sure the 18-year-old saw the photo on an easel in the center of the courtroom as she berated him from the witness stand….

Reyes, who prosecutors said had bragged that he brutally killed Cervantes with a friend so they could sell their souls to the devil, showed little reaction during four days of emotional testimony and grisly photos, and was emotionless during the verdict….

Among other inflammatory evidence, the jury saw graphic photos of heinous injuries including an upside down cross carved on Cervantes’ stomach….

The last piece of evidence in the trial were letters from jail in which Reyes said the Devil was in the room directing him to act during the slaying.

“He was standing there, watching me and Victor,” the teen wrote in a letter read to jurors Thursday. “It’s all good. It’s what the Devil asked for.”….
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Teen-sentenced-to-life-in-satanic-killing-5951693.php

Trial Begins for Teen Accused in ‘Satanic Ritual’ Killing – NBC News.com
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trial-begins-teen-accused-satanic-ritual-killing-n264851

N.C. Church Members Charged With Beating Gay Man to Banish ‘Demons’
Five members of the Word of Faith Fellowship face kidnapping and assault charges.
BY Trudy Ring December 11 2014

Five members of an evangelical Christian church in western North Carolina have been charged with kidnapping and assault in connection with an attack on a young gay man, which he says was meant to rid him of “homosexual demons.”

Matthew Fenner, now 21, says that in January 2013, “he was threatened with confinement for two days, slapped, strangled and verbally assaulted” by members of the Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, reports North Carolina’s LGBT outlet QNotes.

In an affidavit he submitted to local law enforcement, Fenner said church members confronted him about being gay, telling him it was disgusting. They then began a ritual called “deliverance,” which, he wrote, “meant extremely rough pushing, loud screaming, and other violent measures intended to ‘break me free of the homosexual demons.’”….

The Word of Faith Fellowship has previously faced other accusations of abuse and cult-like practices. In one such instance, in 2012 another man said church members held him against his will for weeks because he is gay, and the U.S. Department of Justice initiated a hate-crime investigation, but the man then recanted his story. Now, though, he says he was manipulated into recanting and has left the church, according to the newspaper. Fenner has also left the congregation, although his mother and brother remain in the church and testified on its behalf before the grand jury….
http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/12/11/nc-church-members-charged-beating-gay-man-banish-demons

A Different Kind of Deportation – A Del Rey Oaks man struggles to get his unreal life story recorded before it’s too late.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Mark Anderson

Roderick Mackay’s earliest memories are of explosions and urine.
He lived at an orphanage in London, sent there from the squalorous Edinburgh housing project where he was born. His father, fresh off a divorce from his mom, sent him there as he was heading off to fight in World War II….

Sixteen of those small children were loaded on an old banana freighter called the SS Bayano that wasn’t any safer than the shelter. As they were shipped across the Atlantic to Canada, the convoy with them lost an oil tanker and nearly an American destroyer to German torpedoes….

Suddenly his entire family was an ocean away.

He and the others were bussed from Quebec to a group home/school in rural Victoria. When he reached his new home, the Nov. 10, 1941 Victoria Daily Times headline read “‘Orphans of Blitz’ Arrive at Fairbridge School After Hazardous Journey From Britain.”

Life at Fairbridge School proved more than enough to make Oliver Twist blush, and inspired a memoir that recently topped 240 pages. Ritual humiliations, head trauma and lashings all figured in.

Decades later, then-prime minister Gordon Brown invited Mackay and company to England to personally apologize….

All told some 130,000 children were forced from the U.K. to Canada, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and Australia.

“Many child migrants were sent overseas by specialist agencies such as the Fairbridge Society, established for the purpose of migrating young children to populate the empire with ‘good, white British stock,’” reports the Child Migrants Trust, which eventually sprang up to help reunite families split by the moves….
http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/cover/a-del-rey-oaks-man-struggles-to-get-his-unreal/article_aa366dd8-80c7-11e4-87e0-1b60656e1968.html

GCHQ to help tackle ‘dark net’ child abuse images  11 December 2014

Intelligence experts and organised crime specialists will join forces to tackle child abuse images on the “dark net”, David Cameron has said.

The prime minister said a joint GCHQ and National Crime Agency unit would hunt online paedophiles with the same “effort” used to track terrorists.

Speaking at a London summit, he said online child exploitation existed on an “almost industrial scale” worldwide.

He also unveiled a law to stop adults sending children “sexual” messages….

Mr Cameron said the new unit was part of a drive to remove millions of “sickening and depraved” images from the internet.

The term “dark net” refers to parts of the internet that are hidden and can be hard to access without special software, and Downing Street said the new unit would be able to analyse huge volumes of images….

Mr Cameron said children were being “abused to order” by some international gangs….

Responding to Mr Cameron’s comments, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said there were “very serious gaps” in the government’s plans because “thousands of cases of abuse are not being followed up by the police”.

“We know the National Crime Agency has details of over 20,000 suspected of accessing images of child abuse under Operation Notarise, and yet they have only investigated a tiny proportion of these – and arrested fewer than 1,000,” she said….
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30426164

Fran’s Day Care/Keller Case  http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/frans-day-care/

Satanic Craigslist Killers Dodge Death Penalty for Man’s Vicious Murder, ‘Culture of denial’ leaving UK children at risk of serious abuse

August 29, 2014 Comments Off on Satanic Craigslist Killers Dodge Death Penalty for Man’s Vicious Murder, ‘Culture of denial’ leaving UK children at risk of serious abuse

Satanic Craigslist Killers Dodge Death Penalty for Man’s Vicious Murder
By Dominic Gover  IB Times – Wed, Aug 27, 2014
A young married couple who killed a man who answered their Craigslist advert, and then claimed more victims, have dodged the death penalty for murder.

Miranda Barbour, 19 and Elytte Barbour, 22, admitted the murdered of Troy LaFerrara in Pennsylvania, United States, last year.

Forty-two year-old LaFerrara was stabbed and strangled by the couple when he met them in a car, after making contact on the popular website Craigslist.

Both Barbours pleaded guilty to murder, meaning they will not face a death sentence for the crime. The case saw them labelled the ‘Craigslist Killers’….

Police documents stated Elytte hid beneath a blanket in a car and then pounced upon LaFerrara when Miranda gave him a signal. She stabbed him repeatedly while Elytte strangled him from the back seat.

Following her arrest and charge for the murder of LaFerra, Miranda claimed to have killed 22 more victims and dumped their body parts in locations close to a venue where she previously worked as a go-go dancer.

Miranda said the alleged killing spree was motivated by her beliefs in Satanism. She also said her alleged victims were men who had “deserved it”.
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/satanic-craigslist-killers-dodge-death-penalty-mans-vicious-142856708.html

Craigslist Killers: Satanic murder married couple lure man to death with sex ad on website
Aug 27, 2014 By Christopher Bucktin
Troy LaFerrara, 42, was stabbed and strangled to death by 19-year-old Miranda Barbour and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, in Pennsylvania

A satanic teen killer and her husband have avoided the death penalty after they pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a married man whom she lured to his death using the Internet.

Miranda Barbour, 19, and Elytte Barbour, 22, had previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges that carried a possible death penalty upon conviction.

Following her arrest the 19-year-old boasted from her prison cell on Valentine’s Day she had killed at least 22 other people over six years in a cross-country murder spree motivated by her satanic cult beliefs.

She said she dumped body parts in Big Lake, Alaska, and also in Mexico Beach, Florida where she worked as a 15-year-old lap dancer but police have failed to find any victims….
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/craigslist-killers-satanic-murder-married-4114957

This culture of silence and denial around child abuse must end
I know from my own experience how difficult it is for victims to speak up, so when they do it is vital that we listen, believe and treat them with respect
James Rhodes         theguardian.com, Thursday 28 August 2014

Rotherham stands apart for many reasons: the sheer number of perpetrators; the sheer numbers involved (some survivors, some, sadly, inevitably victims) – 1,400 conservatively estimated – the contents of two state secondary schools or 127 school football teams. But there is a more devastating reason it stands alone: the resounding silence. The countless children who were brave enough to come forward at the time and afterwards, who were disbelieved, punished, mocked, accused and summarily dismissed.

We are told to keep quiet from the earliest, pre-verbal stages of life. Children should be seen, not heard. Don’t answer back. You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Don’t speak until spoken to. Put up and shut up.

And then a child, doused with petrol and threatened to be set alight, gang-raped and forced to watch others suffer the same, digs deep down and somehow finds the extraordinary courage to stand up and say “this happened to me”. She risks the all-encompassing shame, the reliving and recounting of unimaginable horrors, the video evidence, diagrams of who did what and where, being questioned repeatedly by adults trying to pick holes in her story, the blame, recrimination, taunts, insults; the final, ghastly ripping of the child out of a child. She does it anyway.

I didn’t. I wasn’t that brave. I waited 25 years before going through all that. I was finally heard and believed, and the police tracked down and charged the teacher who raped me. But pick any one of those 1,400 children and look at their experience of the aftermath of abuse and hang your heads in shame.

There is a large section of society for whom talking about child abuse is in itself as bad as child abuse. We are complicit in the shaming, silencing, blaming and castigating of those who are our most defenceless and vulnerable, and it must not, can not, should not stand any longer….

Abuse thrives on silence. It exists because those who have endured it believe at a cellular level that they are in the wrong. They believe they are inherently evil. They believe it is their fault. Is that any surprise given the monstrosity of the Rotherham case?
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/28/silence-denial-chld-abuse-rotherham

‘Culture of denial’ leaving UK children at risk of serious abuse
Deputy children’s commissioner Sue Berelowitz says, despite Rotherham and gang violence cases elsewhere, police and authorities are practising ‘wilful blindness’
Randeep Ramesh The Guardian, Wednesday 27 August 2014

Children are at risk of serious abuse across England because of a culture of “wilful blindness” about the scale and prevalence of sexual exploitation across swaths of local government and in police forces, the deputy children’s commissioner warns.

In a highly critical interview given in the aftermath of the Rotherham abuse inquiry, which concluded that hundreds of children may have been abused there over a 16-year period, Sue Berelowitz said she had been “aghast” at the examples of obvious errors and poor practice she found.

Berelowitz told the Guardian she had discovered that police and council officers were in some cases still either looking the other way, not asking questions or claiming abuse was confined to a certain ethnic group – such as Asian men – or a particular social class….

Because the subject matter is uncomfortable and scrutiny damaging, Berelowitz added that there was a “culture of denial” that had been exposed by Prof Alexis Jay’s inquiry into the handling of child abuse in Rotherham. It found at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited by predominantly Asian criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013….
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/27/culture-denial-rotherham-sexual-abuse-berelowitz-police

Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children’s home in Mexico, Appeal by elderly Radisson woman’s slayer in satanic killing denied

July 19, 2014 Comments Off on Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children’s home in Mexico, Appeal by elderly Radisson woman’s slayer in satanic killing denied

Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children’s home in Mexico
Reuters
A child playing a ball is seen through a barred window, inside a home known as “La Gran Familia”, in the western city of Zamora.
7/18/14 By Lizbeth Diaz of Reuters
 
ZAMORA Mexico (Reuters) – Children in a squalid home for abandoned and troubled kids run by a controversial mother figure in western Mexico said hunger and regular beatings drove them to offer sex for food and get high by sniffing paint.
 
Mexican police raided the refuge known as “La Gran Familia” (The Big Family) in the state of Michoacan on Tuesday, finding more than 450 kids in squalid rooms filled with trash and cockroaches.
 
Many of the children, skinny and listless, described enduring years of abuse at the hands of home administrators including 79-year-old “Mama” Rosa Verduzco, who ran the home in the town of Zamora and has been detained on charges of deprivation of liberty and abuse….
 
The home was founded in 1947 and provided kids with schooling, workshops and youth orchestras. It received financial backing from individuals, the government and businesses, according to its Facebook page.
 
Verduzco had won praise from politicians and respected academics for spending more than four decades sheltering children in Michoacan, one of the poorest states in Mexico and ravaged by some of the worst violence in the country’s drug war.
 
But the raid this week revealed filthy conditions at the home….
 
Some residents described youngsters being raped by a caretaker in a bathroom that was known as “pinocho”. Others said they were confined there as a form of punishment….
 
The allegations could not be independently confirmed but children at the home on Thursday said the abuse drove some kids to seek refuge in drug use, sniffing paint to get high. They faced beatings if they were discovered, they said.
 
Authorities launched the raid after receiving five complaints from parents who said administrators would not return their children to them. The plan is now to reunite children with their families where possible and find other homes for orphans….
 
(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz, Writing by Alexandra Alper; Editing by Kieran Murray)
http://news.msn.com/in-depth/rape-hunger-and-nameless-kids-at-squalid-childrens-home-in-mexico

 

Appeal by elderly Radisson woman’s slayer in satanic killing denied

By AP and Leader-Telegram staff 7/16/14
A state appeals court on Tuesday agreed with the homicide conviction of a man who brutally stabbed a 93-year-old woman to death in northern Wisconsin.
 
The 3rd District Court of Appeals in Wausau rejected the argument of Christopher L. Roalson of Radisson. He was convicted in 2012 of first-degree intentional homicide in the May 3, 2009, death of Irena Roszak in Sawyer County. Roalson, 32, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
 
Prosecutors said Roalson shouted satanic references as he stabbed Roszak while she prayed and begged for her life in her Radisson home. She was stabbed about 15 times.
 
Investigators said Roalson told them he is the “son of Satan,” and he had a crucifix in his house turned upside down, a sign the devil is “occupied and happy.”….
 
Davis, 20, was with Roalson at the time of the murder, saying he saw Roalson stab the woman and beat her with a chair. Davis was convicted in 2010 of being party to second-degree intentional homicide. He originally was sentenced to 25 years in prison, but that was reduced to eight years after his testimony.
 
Walsczak testified Roalson told her about the stabbing three days before the woman’s body was found.
 
Roalson’s attorney, Tim Provis of Madison, said he would appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. State Department of Justice spokeswoman Dana Brueck had no comment.
http://m.leadertelegram.com/news/daily_updates/article_cecce74c-0ca7-11e4-8904-001a4bcf887a.html

Exclusive: Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed

April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Exclusive: Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed

Exclusive: Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour Tells How and Why She Killed                   
By Matthew Lysiak April 28, 2014

But she has no regrets about Troy LaFerrara, whom she confessed to murdering, or about the 22 other people in at least four other states she claims to have killed. “I felt no regret. None,” she says. “I didn’t hurt anyone who didn’t deserve it.”

Barbour is charged with criminal homicide for the murder of LaFerrara. Last week her attorney filed a motion asking a judge to rule that she did not torture LaFerrara before killing him, in an effort to take the death penalty off the table. She is due back in court on May 30.

She became an international headline after she told a local reporter on Valentine’s Day that she was a serial killer. Since then, the teen mom from North Pole, Alaska, has been a constant source of media speculation. Police don’t seem to take her seriously as a mass murderer, but she has been fielding requests from CNN and other news outlets….

Miranda believes her “darkness” was created by her Uncle Rick, who abused her as a child. “I think he created a monster inside of me. It’s always there.” She doesn’t want to go into details, but the brutalities inflicted on her by her uncle are a matter of public record, crimes described by the trial judge as the most physically extreme case of abuse he had ever seen….

A few months later, Miranda began to complain that her anus and “pee-pee” hurt, but her parents did nothing.

The abuse continued for almost a year, until Ashley told her mother about the “secrets” of Uncle Rick. In 1998, Fernandez was sentenced to 19 years in jail, but was let out after serving nine years and four months. In July 2011, he was charged with possession of child pornography after investigators found hundreds of images on his computer, and sentenced to a 40-year prison term. He is scheduled for release in 2035….

She says she joined a satanic cult at the age of 12: “I kind of slid into it. But they weren’t just into Satan, there were into hating minorities too.” She insists Satanism has been a positive influence in her life and helped her harness that darkness inside of her—most of the time. “I worship a dark entity,” she explains, “but just because it is dark doesn’t mean that it is bad.”

She claims to have committed her first murder when she was 13. It was a man who owed money to her cult’s leader, whom she identifies only as Forest. She says she lured the man into a dark alley with the promise of sex, and Forest jumped out of the shadows and shot him. “Forest shot him in the chest, but he was still alive,” she says. “He put the gun in my hand. He put his finger over my finger and pulled the trigger.”

Miranda claims she became pregnant by a member of the cult that same year. The other cult members did not want her to have the baby, she says, so they tied her to a bed, gave her drugs and performed a gruesome in-house abortion. Before moving from Alaska, she says, she had to endure a brutal gang rape as the “exit fee” for leaving the cult. “There were only two ways out—by death or gang rape. I was pretty beat up.”

She says her killing spree began in Alaska, and it continued in California, Texas and North Carolina. “There is something inside me. It goes off like a switch. I call it Super Miranda. It’s dark. It’s violent. It’s like another person.” Almost all of her victims were men, but there was a woman in Alaska who Miranda heard was prostituting her children. “We drugged her and took her out into the forest,” she says. “We tortured her. We cut her. We burned her a little bit. She denied it all at first—you know, people will say anything when you torture them—but she finally admitted it and promised she wouldn’t do it again. I knew she was lying. These people always lie. We cut her and threw her in a hole in the ice.” ….
http://www.newsweek.com/2014/05/09/exclusive-craigslist-killer-miranda-barbour-tells-how-and-why-she-killed-248670.html

Miranda Barbour’s Sister: My Mom Is to Blame for Her Troubles
By Nicole Weisensee  04/28/2014

There is only one person to blame for accused Craigslist killer – and wannabe serial killer – Miranda Barbour’s lies and violent behavior, her sister told Dr. Phil McGraw in an episode of his show that aired Monday.

“My mom made Miranda the way she is,” Ashley Dean said as their mother, Elizabeth Dean, dissolved into tears. “My mom has been a bad mom.”

Ashley went on to say that their mother was inattentive, had numerous men over that she just met after divorcing their father and even left her to babysit Miranda when she was 6 and Miranda was 3 years old.

“I just want to make it clear that it’s not my sister’s fault,” she said. “She’s not this monster on her own. It’s come from someone else.”

Elizabeth said she took Miranda to many therapists over the years to get her the help she needed.

“I love Miranda,” she said. “I will never turn my back on her. She’s my daughter.”

Barbour, 19, and her husband, Elytte, have been charged with the Nov. 11 murder of Troy LeFerrara, 42, whom they allegedly met via a Craigslist ad and lured to his death. They have both pleaded not guilty.

In February, Miranda told a Pennsylvania newspaper reporter she killed at least 21 other people. While Ashley and their mother believe Miranda killed LeFerrara, they do not believe she killed anyone else….
http://www.people.com/article/miranda-barbour-sister-mother-appear-dr-phil-show

 

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