FBI found Huma’s emails on laptop she shared with Weiner, Two Childhood Rape Survivors Just Ended a Cult Leader’s Terrifying Reign, DA: Kaplan sexually abused 6 girls living with him in Bucks home

November 1, 2016 Comments Off on FBI found Huma’s emails on laptop she shared with Weiner, Two Childhood Rape Survivors Just Ended a Cult Leader’s Terrifying Reign, DA: Kaplan sexually abused 6 girls living with him in Bucks home

– FBI found Huma’s emails on laptop she shared with Weiner
– Two Childhood Rape Survivors Just Ended a Cult Leader’s Terrifying Reign
– DA: Kaplan sexually abused 6 girls living with him in Bucks home
– Horror story: Timeline of sexual-abuse allegations against Kaplan

FBI found Huma’s emails on laptop she shared with Weiner

Investigators got their hands on Huma Abedin’s emails when they searched a laptop that she jointly used with her husband, Anthony Weiner.

But the FBI will have to go to court to obtain a warrant in order to examine those emails, NBC reported Friday.

It’s unknown when that warrant will be obtained – and how long it’ll take the FBI to go through thousands of Abedin’s emails if it’s granted.

Weiner allegedly used the laptop to exchange sexually explicit messages and photos with an underage teen in North Carolina.

Investigators have been looking into Weiner’s relationship with that 15-year-old girl….
http://nypost.com/2016/10/28/fbi-found-humas-emails-on-laptop-she-shared-with-weiner/

Two Childhood Rape Survivors Just Ended a Cult Leader’s Terrifying Reign
By Catie L’Heureux October 28, 2016

Of all the abuse, manipulation, and horrifying crimes that religious cult leader Victor Barnard committed, no one could have predicted his youngest victim would wield the most damning evidence against him. In court documents, her name is C. When she was 13, she started drawing a tiny X on her calendar every day Barnard raped her….

Barnard, now 55, rose to power in the 1990s as the charismatic leader of the River Road Fellowship, an offshoot Christian sect he founded and later transformed into a cult. He convinced 150 people to sell their homes and move to Shepherd’s Camp, an isolated 85-acre campground in Finlayson, Minnesota. Life was simple and entirely self-sustaining: Families sewed their own clothing, planted gardens, and traded goods and services like butchering, cabinet-building, and soap-making. There was no internet, no cell phones.

At Shepherd’s Camp, Barnard told everyone he represented Jesus Christ, dressing in billowy robes and carrying a staff….

In the summer of 2000, Barnard announced the names of ten first-born daughters, ages 12 to 24, whom he selected to live apart from their families at his private camp within Shepherd’s Camp. The “Ten Maidens,” as he called them, would be the congregation’s chaste, exemplar virgins, taking a vow of celibacy in a ceremony Barnard called the “Salt Covenant,” in which they promised to never marry and devote their lives to Barnard. Parents considered it an honor, as if their daughters were nuns. C and B were 12 and 13 then, the two youngest maidens, close friends, and guitarists in the church band. They would later remember moving to Barnard’s compound initially felt like a trip to summer camp.

Cloistered, the ten maidens allegedly cooked, cleaned, and sewed for Barnard between scheduled days of sex with him, though no one said a word to one another about the abuse….

“Nobody joins a cult,” Shaw said. “You join a community that you believe will have positive benefits and goals.” Galanter agreed, noting people who feel vulnerable, displaced, or unhappy are at the highest risk of joining a cult — they’re searching for a lost connection.

For many members of River Road, this was true: They first knew Barnard as a fellow member of the Way International, a nondenominational Christian sect that fell apart in the mid-1980s, after the group’s founder and his successor were both accused of brainwashing and having sex with female followers. When Barnard founded River Road years later, he promised them it would be different. He lied….
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/10/rape-victims-minnesota-cult-leader-victor-barnard-sexual-assault.html

DA: Kaplan sexually abused 6 girls living with him in Bucks home
October 31, 2016
by Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer

Revealing horrific new allegations, officials on Monday charged a Bucks County man already accused of impregnating a teenager who allegedly had been “gifted” to him with sexually abusing six girls in total, including one as young as 6.

The sisters allegedly told authorities they believed they were wives of Lee Kaplan, 51, who was arrested in June on charges of rape of the oldest. The case drew national attention this summer when 11 females were discovered at Kaplan’s Feasterville home.

In announcing new charges Monday, authorities detailed alleged sexual assaults against six of the sisters beginning in 2008.

Kaplan “groomed them to believe that he was a religious, cult-like figure to whom they should submit their will,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said at a news conference in Feasterville, adding that Kaplan styled himself “a prophet from God.”….
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161101_DA__Kaplan_sexually_abused_6_girls_living_with_him_in_Bucks_home.html

Horror story: Timeline of sexual-abuse allegations against Kaplan
October 31, 2016

Here is a case synopsis from the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office affidavit of probable cause in the alleged sexual abuse case of Lee Kaplan, 51, of Feasterville. 2008…

2016: In January, Sister No. 6 turned 8, and Kaplan began having sex with her. By now, nine sisters and their mother were living in the home. The abuse of all six girls is reported to have continued until June 2016, when they were discovered by authorities thanks to a tip from a neighbor.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161101_Horror_story__Timeline_of_sexual-abuse_allegations_against_Kaplan.html

Minnesota cult leader charged with 59 counts of child sex abuse, British paedophile sentenced to 85 years in US for trafficking child abuse images

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Minnesota cult leader charged with 59 counts of child sex abuse, British paedophile sentenced to 85 years in US for trafficking child abuse images

Minnesota cult leader charged with 59 counts of child sex abuse
Published June 21, 2016 Fox News Latino
PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) –  A judge set bail at $1.5 million Monday for a religious sect leader who’s charged with sexually abusing girls at a secluded compound in rural Minnesota.

Victor Barnard, 54, made his first state court appearance since his extradition from Brazil. U.S. marshals delivered him to the Pine County Jail on Saturday.

Pine County prosecutors charged Barnard in April 2014 with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having sexual relationships with two girls in his “Maidens Group” at his River Road Fellowship compound near Finlayson, about 90 miles north of Minneapolis.

The U.S. Marshals Service put him on its most wanted fugitives list, and authorities finally caught up with him in a Brazilian resort town in February 2015. Brazilian authorities said he had arrived in Brazil in March 2012….

According to the criminal complaint, the two women told investigators they were among about 10 girls and young women who were chosen to live apart from their families in what was called the Shepherd’s Camp. One alleged Barnard started abusing her when she was 13, continuing until she was 22. The other said she was abused between ages 12 and 20.

Investigators have said Barnard used religious coercion and intimidation to maintain his control over them. They’ve also said they believe Barnard abused other girls but were unable to get others to come forward….
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/06/21/minnesota-cult-leader-charged-with-5-counts-child-sex-abuse/

British paedophile sentenced to 85 years in US for trafficking child abuse images
Domminich Shaw, a ‘kingpin’ of sexual violence against children, sent dozens of images online and discussed plans to assault and kill a child while on probation

Jon Swaine in New York  Wednesday 29 June 2016
A convicted British paedophile has been sentenced to 85 years in an American prison for running an online exchange of child abuse images while he was on probation.

Domminich Shaw used the unprotected wireless internet connections of his neighbours in west London to traffic in dozens of videos and pictures of babies and toddlers being sexually abused. He also discussed a plan to kidnap, rape and murder a child.

Shaw, 35, began trading the material almost immediately after being released from a three-year prison sentence in the UK in 2008 for sexually assaulting four young girls, prosecutors said, raising questions about the supervision of British sex offenders.

Prosecutors said Shaw was “among the worst offenders involved in child pornography trafficking ever encountered by United States law enforcement” and they had requested a 570-year sentence. “No such person should be walking the streets,” they said.

He was sentenced this week by a federal judge in Indiana after pleading guilty to 26 charges including conspiracies to receive, distribute and advertise child abuse images. He was extradited from the UK in December 2014.

“Shaw was in every measurable respect the kingpin and primary promoter of sexual violence and abuse involving tragically young and vulnerable children” in his online circle of paedophiles, according to a court filing by the US government.
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He operated under the online name “Nepi”, an abbreviation of nepiophelia – sexual attraction towards babies and toddlers. He created and administered a website called “Nepi’s Kingdom” where paedophiles could download abuse images….

Shaw’s home in London was raided by the Metropolitan Police in January 2011. Officers found on a laptop, DVDs and memory sticks about 18,000 “carefully sorted” images of abused, dead and mutilated infants, a court filing said….
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/29/british-pedophile-domminich-shaw-sentenced-us

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