SMART Child and Ritual Abuse Newsletter – Issue 142 – September 2018

September 6, 2018 § Leave a comment

SMART Child and Ritual Abuse Newsletter – Issue 142 – September 2018

https://ritualabuse.us/2018/09/issue-142-september-2018/ 

This issue includes information on: Ritual Abuse, Child Abuse Wiki, http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse, Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference, https://ritualabuse.us, Randy Noblitt, Severe Abuse, Child Abuse Crimes, Neil Brick, Organised Abuse in the UK Conference 2018, Laurie Matthew, Eighteen And Under, Izzy’s Promise, Sarah Nelson, Joseph Lumbasi, Izzy’s Promise, Myth of the Satanic Panic, backlash, sexual harassment, rape, Cult and Ritual Abuse, Satanic ritual killing, sacrifice, Teodora Quispe Ccayllahua, escabroso ritual satánico, Diablo, Larry Nassar, Michigan State, Nxivm Sex-Trafficking Case, Clare Bronfman, pyramid scheme, cult, Keith Raniere, sexual slavery, sex trafficking, Backpage.com, Mike Lacey, John Brunst, pedophiles, darknet, pedophile ring, forced prostitution, religious ritual, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, demonic spirits, 1000 victims of priest abuse, Roman Catholic priests, systematic cover-up by senior church officials, Vatican, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Edward Ganster, predator priests, I Am a Killer Interviews, Miguel Martinez, Miguel Venegas, Satan, Maryland private school, Key School in Annapolis Maryland, St. Paul’s School, Nuns charged in Smyllum Park child abuse investigation, satanic rituals, Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, Sisters of Nazareth, St. Joseph’s orphanage, Pope Francis, CIA Mind Control, CIA Secret Cold War, CIA Secret Experiments, Ewen Cameron, Clergy abuse survivors, statute of limitations

Ritual Abuse – Child Abuse Wiki Ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of crimes against children and adults. http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/ 

The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD Synopsis: To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors.

Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008). https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/the-credibility-of-ritual-abuse-allegations/

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. http://neilbrick.com
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/changes-in-awareness-of-severe-abuse-and-child-abuse-crimes-over-twenty-five-years/

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Helps Educate Survivors and Their Helpers; Speakers included Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick
Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Speakers Included:
• Dr. Randall Noblitt • Neil Brick
• Jillian Jackson • Manjot Singh Khalsa
• Mike Skinner – Musician
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=227656

21 victims of sex abuse at St. Paul’s School, CIA Mind Control/Secret Experiments, Ritual Abuse Research and Conference, Neil Brick, Randy Noblitt

August 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

New report lists 21 additional victims of sexual abuse at St. Paul’s School
10 former faculty members named in report
WMUR Aug 21, 2018 Jean Mackin
CONCORD, N.H. —

A new report from St. Paul’s School in Concord reveals more allegations of sexual misconduct against its staff.

The independent investigation commissioned by the school found what it calls substantiated reports of sexual misconduct….

In May of 2017, St. Paul’s School released its first report after requesting a law firm conduct an independent investigation, at the time stating that 13 former staff members had sexually abused children between 1948 and 1988….

The private school also vowed to change its culture after the 2015 case of Owen Labrie. The St. Paul’s graduate was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault on a younger female student during a sexual conquest ritual known as the “senior salute.”

Labrie’s appeal is scheduled to go before the state Supreme Court next month….

https://www.wmur.com/article/new-report-lists-21-additional-victims-of-sexual-abuse-at-st-pauls-school/22794264

CIA Mind Control | CIA Secret Experiments
National Geographic
During the Cold War, the CIA launched a highly classified program aimed at mastering the art of mind control.
CIA Secret Experiments – Information on Ewen Cameron
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUW-frxo2X4

Ritual Abuse – Child Abuse Wiki
Ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of crimes against children and adults.
http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/

The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/the-credibility-of-ritual-abuse-allegations/

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/changes-in-awareness-of-severe-abuse-and-child-abuse-crimes-over-twenty-five-years/

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Helps Educate Survivors and Their Helpers; Speakers included Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick
Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Speakers Included:
• Dr. Randall Noblitt
• Neil Brick
• Jillian Jackson
• Manjot Singh Khalsa
• Mike Skinner – Musician
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=227656

Peter Sarsgaard Tackles LSD, CIA Mind-Control and Political Dissent in ‘Wormwood’, Mind Control Documents & Links, MK-ULTRA, CIA, Operation Paperclip – Nazis, Ewen Cameron, 1995 and 1977 Congressional Hearings, Valerie Wolf

September 14, 2017 Comments Off on Peter Sarsgaard Tackles LSD, CIA Mind-Control and Political Dissent in ‘Wormwood’, Mind Control Documents & Links, MK-ULTRA, CIA, Operation Paperclip – Nazis, Ewen Cameron, 1995 and 1977 Congressional Hearings, Valerie Wolf

Peter Sarsgaard Tackles LSD, CIA Mind-Control and Political Dissent in ‘Wormwood’
9/11/2017 by Ariston Anderson
Peter Sarsgaard in ‘Wormwood’
The actor stars as bacteriologist Frank Olson in the new Errol Morris miniseries.

In 1953 bacteriologist Frank Olson plunged to his death from a hotel window after being unknowingly dosed with LSD by the CIA. The headline-grabbing story seemed sinister enough until a decades-long investigation revealed that the actual truth behind his death might be something much more nefarious: a government-order execution to get rid of a political liability.

Peter Sarsgaard brings the last days of Olson’s life to light in the new Errol Morris miniseries Wormwood, a 258-minute odyssey that is one part detective story and one part a history of government deception. The period flashbacks are contrasted with present-day interviews with Frank Olson’s introspective son Eric, who has spent his life trying to uncover the mystery of his dissident father’s death….

Do you share your character’s paranoia and questioning of the government?
I don’t have paranoia of the government because I know that it’s up to no good a lot of the time. They advertise it now; they don’t hide it. So at least my paranoia is gone. I’ve never trusted completely any government; I don’t think you are supposed to. Like at a certain point you are supposed to see your parents as people, not as mom and dad and be able to deal with them as people. I think a lot of people treat the government as parents that they aren’t allowed to criticize in any way….

What’s the solution?
I think education. I actually think that real autonomous education, free from any government input is what helps….
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/peter-sarsgaard-tackles-lsd-cia-mind-control-political-dissent-wormwood-1037625

Mind Control Documents & Links
proof mk-ultra exists
This page includes information on mk-ultra, the CIA, mind control, Operation Paperclip and the Nazis, the 1995 congressional hearings, the 2010 veterans vs CIA court case,  Artichoke, the CIA Supreme Court cases, Ewen Cameron and the Sleep Room and the MK/Naomi project.
https://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/mc-documents-links/

1995 U. S. congressional hearing:
MKULTRA Victim Testimony A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iflBkRlpRy0&feature=related
MKULTRA Victim Testimony B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDASDDrDkM
MKULTRA Victim Testimony C:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ES8Bv0_8w

Valerie Wolf – Therapist of mind control survivors who gave testimony about mind control experiments in the 1995 US Presidential hearings on radiation experiments. http://www.whale.to/b/wolf.html

http://www.tulanelink.com/mind/valeriewolf_box.htm

1977 Congressional Hearings

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program Of Research In Behavioral Modification
JOINT HEARING BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE
AND THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SCIENTIFIC
RESEARCH OF THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES
UNITED STATES SENATE NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION
AUGUST 3, 1977
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf

Request Congressional Investigation: CIA Mind-control of Children – 1977 and 1995 Hearing Videos and Transcripts

September 27, 2013 Comments Off on Request Congressional Investigation: CIA Mind-control of Children – 1977 and 1995 Hearing Videos and Transcripts

– Why are Survivors of CIA Mind-control Claiming Children are Tortured Today?
– Congressional Hearings and Mind Control 1977 and 1995
(links to transcripts and videos of the hearings)

Petitioning The President of the United States

Request Congressional Investigation: CIA Mind-control of Children          

Petition by Child Abuse Recovery

In 1977 and 1995 Congressional hearings survivors of CIA mind-control verified that children are being raped and tortured in mind-control experiments. Congress voted not to release results of their investigation and now appears to allow the program to continue. Help us save these abused children. Why are Survivors of CIA Mind-control Claiming Children are Tortured Today?  View the documented history of CIA mind-control including prior Congressional investigations at http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

To:
The President of the United States
The U.S. Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives
The Governor of UT
The UT State Senate
The UT State House
Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret., Child Abuse Recovery
Utah Senator Mike Lee, Utah Senator
We are outraged that survivors were tortured during childhood by US government and military employees performing brainwashing experiments. Survivors claim that our tax payer dollars are still being used to torture children in these illegal mind-control experiments. We request a Congressional investigation.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

http://www.change.org/petitions/request-congressional-investigation-cia-mind-control-of-children
http://goo.gl/dmkBf0


Why are Survivors of CIA Mind-control Claiming Children are Tortured Today?

Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner

September 6, 2013

Survivors of CIA mind-control are sending letters to Capitol Hill requesting a Congressional investigation of the CIA mind-control program that began in 1950 and supposedly shut down in 1964. Survivors hope to bring public awareness for children still subjected to this illegal human experimentation.

http://www.examiner.com/article/why-are-survivors-of-cia-mind-control-claiming-children-are-tortured-today?cid=db_articles
http://goo.gl/rKHOrj

Congressional Hearings and Mind Control 1977 and 1995
(links to transcripts and videos of the hearings)

Congressional Human Radiation Experiment Hearings 1995:
Mind Control Survivors
http://www.tulanelink.com/mind/valeriewolf_box.htm

http://goo.gl/Wrwzid

http://www.tulanelink.com/mind/interview_04a.htm  http://www.tulanelink.com/mind/tulane_role_04a.htm  http://www.whale.to/b/wolf.html

Valerie Wolf Interview
Valerie Wolf, M.S.W. New Orleans Presentation at Believe the Children Conference, Chicago – April 1997
Mind Control Survivors’ Testimony at the Human Radiation Experiments Hearings: Valerie Wolf — Claudia Mullen — Christine deNicola http://www.whale.to/b/wolf1.html

CKLN-FM Mind Control Series — Part 3
Mind Control Survivors’ Testimony at the Human Radiation Experiments Hearings: Valerie Wolf — Claudia Mullen — Christine deNicola  http://www.whale.to/b/wolf3.html

video of 1995: http://vimeo.com/26848915

videos of 1995 and 1997: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6F2BC0851B3D6A4E  http://goo.gl/fLZg5D

1997 ACHES-MC video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8YpYBkYGo&list=PL6F2BC0851B3D6A4E&index=4  http://goo.gl/o0He9F

1977 Congregational MK-ultra hearings: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks.htm

http://goo.gl/jmNl1W
John Marks

http://web.archive.org/web/20130210215221/http://www.michael-robinett.com/declass/c000.htm

http://goo.gl/Ah1lmJ

1977 congressional hearings:

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program Of Research In Behavioral Modification
JOINT HEARING BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE
AND THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SCIENTIFIC
RESEARCH OF THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES
UNITED STATES SENATE NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION
AUGUST 3, 1977 http://lacavernadefilosofia.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/mk11ultra_senatehearings-el-senado-americano-es-informado-del-mk-ultra-en-ingles-documento-oficial.pdf

http://goo.gl/X3pRfK

http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf

http://goo.gl/VN18Sx

Survivors Ask Congress to Investigate CIA Mind-control of Children, Former Radio One DJ Chris Denning re-arrested by Jimmy Savile detectives

September 13, 2013 Comments Off on Survivors Ask Congress to Investigate CIA Mind-control of Children, Former Radio One DJ Chris Denning re-arrested by Jimmy Savile detectives

Survivors Ask Congress to Investigate CIA Mind-control of Children
Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner  September 11, 2013

From ages four through fourteen Chris DeNicola testified that she was subjected to radiation, drugs, electrodes, plus endured sexual and other abuses. The torture was directed by head of the CIA mind-control program, a Dr. Green. Tests were designed to split her young mind into parts, create multiple personalities and train her to be an assassin. http://goo.gl/tGuKg8

Survivors of CIA mind-control experiments are requesting Congress to investigate. The petition can be signed by going to: http://www.change.org/petitions/request-congressional-investigation-cia-mind-control-of-children

….According to survivors, the torture of children is continuing today. There are 21 mind-control survivors, therapists and supporters including Actress and Activist Roseanne Barr who signed a letter to members of Congress asking for an investigation of the CIA mind-control program. http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

….The CIA employed doctors and psychologists to monitor its “enhanced interrogation” of detainees at Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and other US detention sites. These professionals may even have committed unlawful human experimentation according to a medical ethics watchdog, the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Their concerns are recorded in an April 2013 leaked report by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

….The Nuremberg Code states that voluntary consent of subjects is essential and that all unnecessary physical and mental suffering should be avoided. Two years after the Nuremberg Code 195 countries ratified the Geneva convention which banned medical experiments on prisoners. Evidently, children haven’t been accorded this same basic protection. Survivors of CIA mind-control talk of being sold by relatives into the CIA mind-control program to suffer a childhood of rape, torture and witness to murder.
http://www.examiner.com/article/survivors-ask-congress-to-investigate-cia-mind-control-of-children

Former Radio One DJ Chris Denning re-arrested by Jimmy Savile detectives
THE police squad behind the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation have re-arrested former Radio One DJ Chris Denning, it emerged this evening.
By: Dion Dassanayake Published: Tue, September 10, 2013

Operation Yewtree, the squad set up after allegations against the Jim’ll Fix It star emerged, re-arrested 72-year-old Denning at an East London address.
The former radio presenter, who was bailed until October, was originally arrested on June 3 2013 on suspicion of sexual offences and then released….
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/428399/Former-Radio-One-DJ-Chris-Denning-re-arrested-by-Jimmy-Savile-detectives

Press Conference – Abuse Survivors Unite To Expose Child Genocide, Ritual Torture and Trafficking

August 30, 2013 Comments Off on Press Conference – Abuse Survivors Unite To Expose Child Genocide, Ritual Torture and Trafficking

Press Conference
Wednesday, September 4th 7 PM
Henry George School of Social Science
121 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016

Abuse Survivors Unite To Expose
Child Genocide, Ritual Torture and Trafficking
Request Congressional Probe, CIA Mind-Control

Other actions in New York City will accompany this event.

Kevin Annett 386-323-5774
ITCCS http://www.itccs.org and http://www.itccs.tv

Judy Byington    info@22faces.com
Child Abuse Recovery http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

Neil Brick  smartnews@aol.com
Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today http://ritualabuse.us

Casey Anthony family “dysfunctionality,” West Point Day Care Ritual Abuse Case

July 8, 2011 Comments Off on Casey Anthony family “dysfunctionality,” West Point Day Care Ritual Abuse Case

also:  Video of the documented CIA mind control history 1979

Jesse Grund, Casey Anthony’s Ex-Fiance, Calls Family A ‘Carnival Of Dysfunctionality.’

Casey Anthony’s ex-fiance Jesse Grund calls the Anthony family a “carnival of dysfunctionality.”  In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, Grund says he witnessed the dynamics between Casey, her parents, and her brother, and says that “there is no way Casey goes back home.”

“There is no way they have any semblance of a normal family life,” he says.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/jesse-grund-casey-anthony_n_891351.html

Video of the documented CIA mind control history 1979 http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/government-corruption/control-freaks-sadists-and-thugs.html

permission to publish the article in full

West Point Day Care Sexual Abuse Case with Ritual Abuse allegations

Cunningham, Douglas and Alan Snel “A Legacy of Pain: Settlement Doesn’t Ease Abused Children’s Fears,” The Times Herald Record (Middletown, New York), June 11, 1991.

The Times Herald-Record
Copyright (c) 1991, The Times Herald-Record
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By DOUGLAS CUNNINGHAM and ALAN SNEL Staff Writers

The Record photos: A new sign indicates a building number  change.  The red brick West Point Child Development Center was at the center  of controversy in 1984. Mug photos: Judge W. Knapp  William E. Crain  Dr. Walter R. Grote

Record photo by Jeff Goulding: New center Director Nancy Campbell-Capen,  above, talks about improvements to the building, including viewing windows in  doors.

The Record photo: The West Point Child Development Center as it was in the  mid-1980s, when the child abuse charges first surfaced. Back then, the  building number was 666, leading to speculation that the abuse was satanically motivated.

A LEGACY OF PAIN  SETTLEMENT DOESN’T EASE ABUSED CHILDREN’S FEARS
WEST POINT
Seven years have passed since she was sexually abused at West Point’s child-care center. Yet today, the 10-year-old girl can’t go to the bathroom  without her mother waiting by the door.

The girl – who was 3 when West Point child-care workers were accused of  sexually abusing her and 10 other children in 1984 – also asks her mother  about whether she will be able to bear children when she grows up.
“This happened seven years ago, and it’s not any better,” the girl’s  mother said. “She’s constantly asking, `What if we’re out in the store,  Mommy, and we see these people? Are they going to hurt me?’ . . . But this is  constantly on her mind because she knows these people are not in jail for what they did.”

In the U.S. District Court files in Manhattan, the West Point sexual abuse  case is resolved. The government failed in 1985 to indict any suspects in its  criminal investigation. But last month, it settled a civil suit brought by the parents of the 11 victims. Nine of the victims will receive $2.7 million, with awards ranging from $25,000 to $625,000.

But even as the legal dust has settled, the case lingers as a legacy of  pain for the families.
“These people stole our children,” the mother said. “(She’s) nothing  like she used to be. She’s a very angry little girl. She doesn’t trust anyone. She’s nothing like she was before this happened.

“It’s never going to be over for them, or for us.”
The case began in 1984, when allegations surfaced of sexual and physical  abuse of children at the West Point Child Development Center.
The incidents unfolded against a backdrop of satanic acts, animal  sacrifices and cult-like behavior among the abusers, whose activities extended beyond the U.S. Military Academy borders to Orange County and a military base  in San Francisco, parents charged.

The specter of satanism would later spur U.S. Military Academy officials to change the West Point child-care center’s building number from 666 to 673.

Despite 950 interviews by 60 FBI agents assigned to the investigation, an  investigation led by former U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani produced no federal grand jury indictments. The investigation did find “significant indications  that children may have been abused” at the center.

Until now, no official reports or investigations have verified the sexual  abuse. The Times Herald-Record, however, has learned that a still-secret,  independent report – prepared by one of the nation’s top experts on child  sexual abuse – confirms the children’s accusations of abuse. The report also  played a vital role in ending the seven-year legal ordeal and in enabling the  case to be settled without the children undergoing potentially hostile  questioning on the witness stand, said U.S. District Judge Whitman Knapp, who  heard the civil case.

The expert, Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess, a professor of psychiatric nursing at  the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and the author of the book,  “Child Pornography and Sex Rings,” entered the case in 1989.

She interviewed all the children. She said yesterday that her goal in the  case had been to reduce harm to the children because testimony in open court  could have triggered symptoms of abuse, prompted by a “resurfacing” of the  original incident.

Knapp said that because Burgess worked for neither the government nor the  plaintiffs, but reported directly to the court, her findings carried  additional credibility. Neither Burgess nor others would speak about her  specific findings.

“You can draw your own conclusions from the fact that (the government)  paid all this money,” Knapp said about Burgess’ report. “The government  wouldn’t have likely paid that money unless the report gave them a basis for  doing that.”

The families’ lawyer, William E. Crain, who now practices in Elkin, N.C.,  and formerly worked in Newburgh, said the report is independent confirmation  of the children’s claims. He received nearly $300,000 in legal fees in the  case. The amount, 25 percent of the settlement, is set by law.

“Just generally speaking, it corroborated the children’s allegations they  had been sexually abused by day-care center staff,” Crain said of the  report.

“That report was sealed and has never been seen by anybody else and I hope it never will be,” Knapp said. “That has all the intimate details of what  happened to these children. Certainly, they don’t want to be plagued by that  when they grow up.”

The government, however, admitted none of the allegations in making the  settlement. Edward T. Ferguson III, the assistant U.S. attorney in charge of  the case, declined to comment on Burgess’ role. He said that the settlement  was in the best interests of the children and did not require them to testify  in court.
“Everyone involved – the parents, the government and the court – all  wished to avoid (the children taking the witness stand), if an accommodation  could be reached,” Ferguson said.

Among other things, several of the settlements – made individually with  each child’s family – provide for medical costs, counseling and a college  fund. The actual cost of the settlement is $1.175 million. Much of the money  will be invested and paid out during the victims’ lives, thereby increasing  the total to $2.7 million.
“They’re children. They’re going to have to live with what happened to  them. So are their parents,” Crain said. “But in terms of legal work, the  legal end of it is finished.”

Nancy Campbell-Capen’s job began just four months ago. West Point hired the New Jersey native to run its child-care program, including the center, a  red-brick building tucked on a hill between playing fields and a playground.
Ms. Campbell-Capen recalled talking about the sexual abuse case with her  boss and other center staffers.
“More people were reacting to the media coverage than the actual possible  event,” Ms. Campbell-Capen said she was told.

The center serves 150 children – 80 percent from military families and 20  percent from civilian workers. There are 120 children on a waiting list for  the center that now complies with federal guidelines, which were strengthened  in 1989.
“They certainly tightened the old regulations,” said Ms. Campbell-Capen,  who ran child-care centers at Army bases in Germany. “We discovered the need  to tighten up with staff training.”

Only a handful of the center’s 86 workers remain from the 1984 staff. Ms.  Campbell-Capen said the staff had no response to the lawsuit settlement.
The center is trying to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The center’s dedication to meeting child-care standards contrasts with the  way victims’ parents were treated when they sought to alert West Point and the military that their children had been sexually violated.
The Army’s reaction to the parents’ plight so enraged former Army Dr.  Walter R. Grote that the ex-captain refused a promotion to major in 1985  because of the treatment of his child’s sexual abuse case at West Point. He  was one of the first parents to file the lawsuit, but later dropped out of  seeking money from the case.

“Unfortunately, money can’t . . . undo the trauma incurred by scores of  children at West Point . . . because people with responsibility didn’t  exercise that responsibility,” said Grote, now in private practice in New  Jersey. “What the hell is a settlement? . . . They could have caught these  people doing it at the time that they were doing it.
“We have a tendency to think that everything that’s evil and bad is on the other side of the Pacific or the Atlantic.
“And that’s not the case.”

The mother of the 10-year-old said the settlement will pay her daughter’s  college bills. But the mother said she would have preferred the government  kept its money and punished the abusers.
Without the prosecution, West Point has retained its polished national  image, she said. Even last month, the government admitted none of the  allegations in making the settlement, a reminder of what parents say was West  Point’s callous denial.

“They wouldn’t acknowledge what happened,” the mother said. “I’m sure if it was done anywhere else but West Point, it would have been acknowledged.”

Another parent whose son was sexually abused recalled that the Army was not prepared to treat satanic abuse.
“You had a bunch of kids who had some kind of abuse and the concerns of  the parents seeking assistance fell on deaf ears. The medical treatment for  the satanic abuse was not meeting the bill. It was far beyond what (the Army)  could handle,” said Maj. Bob Caslen, an infantry officer reached stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Two teacher aides were suspended and later quit after the charges  surfaced.

After a federal grand jury failed to return indictments, community members  joined the parents in calling for another investigation in 1985.
Joan Benedict walked with parents at a protest in Highland Falls in hopes  of inspiring another probe. And she was a member of an Orange County  anti-pornography group that sponsored a forum to allow the victims’ parents to speak out in 1986.

Ms. Benedict said she used to pray and walk at West Point because of the  189-year-old institution’s majestic Hudson River views. But no more.
“When I saw the headlines of the child pornography ring at West Point, it  cut me to the heart,” Ms. Benedict said. “I know West Point is only surface  beauty. They were outright cruel to the parents.”
Ms. Benedict, a Town of Cornwall resident, started her own crusade to spark the Justice Department to reopen the abuse case. She ended her efforts in 1988 when she was convinced of a federal cover-up after receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mary C. Spearing, a special attorney with the Justice Department’s National Obscenity Enforcement Unit, wrote that the case was closed.
“Unfortunately, no new evidence, revelation or hint of wrongdoing or  negligence surfaced during our review,” she wrote. She noted in her letter  that the assistant U.S. attorney on the case was a father of four and that she had two children herself.

The monetary settlement, however, did not resolve the parents’ bitterness  over what they still maintain was a botched FBI investigation. In fact, court  papers filed by parents showed federal investigators not only refused to  believe the children, but, in some cases, also criticized some parents for not keeping their children under control in their homes.

“When the agents came to the house, they did not appear to have a tape  recorder and they were not taking notes during the interview,” one parent  said in a sworn statement, according to 1984 court papers. “He became annoyed and frustrated and said, `It looks like she’s just trying to get attention.’  ”

Recalled Grote: “The tragedy is the abusers could have been caught . . .  with a little imagination and a lot less chauvinistic narcissism on the part  of West Point and the initial FBI investigator.”

Prosecutor Giuliani did not return calls last week. In 1987, Giuliani said  his detailed investigation showed only one or two children were abused. The  federal investigation cleared the center staff members accused by the  children.

The mother of the 10-year-old girl still tries to cope with the abuse’s  aftermath.
“As far as I’m concerned, the government gave them a license to go out and abuse other children,” the mother said. “I have to explain to my daughter  these people are still out there.
“And she still has nightmares. She’s afraid they’re going to come through  the window at night to get her.”

Center changes
Despite sexual abuse charges that surfaced in 1984 and a $1 million  renovation of the building, the West Point day-care center was hit with 79  violations in January 1988. Here are some of the violations found by the  14-member Pentagon task force and how they have been resolved:
– Doors lacked windows. According to inspectors, this “increases the  potential for child abuse.” All center doors now have windows.

– No background checks. The names of the 22 child-care providers were not  submitted to the Army Central Registry to determine whether they had prior  criminal records. All employees now have background checks done.

– Unprotected electrical outlets. All outlets now have protective caps.

– Toilets not immediately adjacent to activity areas.  Restrooms have been  renovated and child-size toilets have been installed.

– Some workers, from the center’s acting director to receptionists, did not receive proper training. Training has begun.

An Army Child Care Evaluation team spent a week in August scrutinizing the  center and did not list any infractions, said Ray Aalbue, a West Point  spokesman.

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